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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.

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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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