Sues Woody English

The November 20 1937 edition of the Toronto Globe and Mail contained a photo of Helen English, who was in the process of divorcing her husband, baseball player Woody English.


The couple had apparently eloped in 1930. He had been previously engaged to another woman, who eventually filed a breach-of-promise suit against him.

Woody English (1906-1997) played in the major leagues for twelve years, his career ending in 1938. He managed the Grand Rapids Chicks of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1952 to 1954, when the league disbanded. He won a championship with them in 1953.

The Society for American Baseball Research has a long article about English. I couldn’t find out anything about what happened to the former Mrs. English after the divorce.

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