"I believe in your ability to hit the ball."
RailCats RHP Dominic Woody retired from baseball this week after an incredible career which included catching for the Florida Marlins organization. After signing with the Gary South Shore RailCats as a catcher at the beginning of the 2004 Northern League season he developed into an unbelievable asset as a starting pitcher.
In August of 2004 the Anaheim Angels organization recognized his incredible potential and purchased his contract from the RailCats sending him straight to the California League to play the rest of the 2004 season with the Rancho-Cucamonga Quakes. After his release from spring training with the Anaheim Angels organization at the beginning of 2005, Dominic Woody re-signed with the RailCats for the 2005 season functioning as a relief pitcher.
During Dominic's time with the RailCats in 2004 and 2005 he contributed his versatile abilities, magnetic personality and incredible confidence which added life to the dynamics of the RailCats organization. Dominic kept the RailCats believing in the game even during the darkest moments of the RailCats record loosing streak in 2004. During one game of many in the 2004 season, Dominic Woody could be found walking in front of the Gary dugout and his team mates cheering them on to do their best telling them, "I believe in your ability to hit the ball."
Thank you Dominic for your friendship and all of your incredible performances with the RailCats during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Your talents will be greatly missed in baseball, the Northern League and your extraordinary personality will never be forgotten.
May the future bring you nothing but success!