Tyrone Woods
American baseball player
Tyrone Woods
Walter Tyrone Woods is a former professional baseball player. He played six seasons in Nippon Professional Baseball, primarily as a first baseman.
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Movie Review: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi...An Important Film
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Michael Bay does it again. Terrific ensemble acting. Great sound track and incredible cinematography which pulls you into the action and does not let you go. Six men become heroes in front of your eyes. A true story, as we all know, which appears to be told authentically. While there are conflicting stories of what actually happened at Benghazi, 13 Hours rings with an in your face sense of truth. The script was written under advisement of the soldiers who were there. No superstar for Michael Bay because as producer and director of this tragic story he becomes the star. Once more. Even his mother told him not to direct. "Why the headache," she said. Still he pulls out of the chaos of Benghazi a meaningful rendition of what could actually have happened. The six men are familiar faces mostly from TV land and that provides an intimacy with their characters which a mega star would destroy. This is an oh-I-know- him-from -that series-yadayadayada and so you feel closer to Benghazi than yo ...
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Benghazi Attack: 5 Things We Learned from US Senate Panel
Yahoo News - about 3 years
A bipartisan Senate report has found that the deadly September 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented. During the attack, which took place on the anniversary of 9/11, US ambassador Chris Stevens, information technology specialist Sean Smith and CIA security contractors Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed by armed militants who stormed the diplomatic building and later attacked the CIA annex. The 58-page report said the State Department failed to respond to intelligence warnings prior to the attack about deteriorating security, and faulted the CIA and other intelligence officials for not conducting more in-depth analysis of social media that could have signalled potential threats. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a potential Democratic contender for the White House in 2016, was criticised in an appendix signed by six Republican senators.
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Congressman Nunes Talks Benghazi on Special Report!
Fox News - over 3 years
Tonight on Special Report Chris Wallace sits down with Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA), member of the House Intelligence Committee, for a live, exclusive interview on Benghazi. Congressman Nunes, and the intel committee, will hear from 3 government contractors who were on the ground in Benghazi on the night of the 9/11 attack during closed, classified sessions today. Sources tell Fox the timeline offered by some of the contractors may differ from the public narrative that there were two distinct waves to the attack, first at the Consulate at approximately 2140 and then at the CIA Annex at 0500 the following morning, separated by a lull in the fighting. The fighting was characterized to Fox as being more "constant, consistent" throughout the attack's 7-hr duration. If there was no "lull," it raises more questions about the lack of a significant military response to the Benghazi assault. Congressman Nunes has made his voice heard on this topic, recently writing a letter to ...
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Fox News - over 3 years
Below is from CBS Sixty Minutes: Final script   10/27/13     Studio:   When Chris Stevens was killed in Benghazi, Libya on the anniversary of September 11th last year, it was only the sixth time that the United States had lost an Ambassador to its enemies. The events of that night have been overshadowed by misinformation, confusion and intense partisanship. But for those who lived through it, there’s nothing confusing about what happened, and they share a sense of profound frustration because they say they saw it coming. Tonight, you will hear for the first time from a security officer who witnessed the attack. He calls himself, Morgan Jones, a pseudonym he’s using for his own safety. A former British soldier, he’s been helping to keep US Diplomats and military leaders safe for the last decade. On a night he describes as sheer hell, Morgan Jones snuck into a Benghazi hospital that was under the control of Al Qaeda terrorists, desperate to find out if one of his close fr ...
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Fox News - over 3 years
EXCLUSIVE: Key suspects in Benghazi attack include former courier, bodyguard for Al Qaeda, sources say   By Catherine Herridge Published October 23, 2013   At least two of the key suspects in the Benghazi terror attack were at one point working with Al Qaeda senior leadership, sources familiar with the investigation tell Fox News.   The sources said one of the suspects was believed to be a courier for the Al Qaeda network, and the other a bodyguard in Afghanistan prior to the 2001 terror attacks.   The direct ties to the Al Qaeda senior leadership undercut early characterizations by the Obama administration that the attackers in Benghazi were isolated “extremists” — not Al Qaeda terrorists — with no organizational structure or affiliation.   The head of the House Intelligence Committee, Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., who receives regular intelligence briefings and whose staffers continue to investigate the Benghazi terrorist attack, would not discuss specific suspec ...
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House GOP grills Pickering, Mullen on Benghazi
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans investigating last year's deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, badgered a former U.N. ambassador and former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Thursday over their review of the Obama administration's handling of the matter. GOP members of the House oversight committee asked why former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top administration officials weren't questioned during the inquiry overseen by Thomas Pickering and Adm. After breaking, the panel heard from the father of slain Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods and the mother of Sean Smith, who worked as an information technology specialist when he was killed in Benghazi. In advance of the hearing, House Democrats released an 80-page report that concluded the U.S. military wasn't ordered to "stand down" during the Benghazi attack — rejecting a claim repeated as recently as Wednesday by several Republican members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Mullen rejected the charge as well multiple times Thu ...
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White House Ramps Up 9/11 Security Measures, Citing Benghazi
Huffington Post - over 3 years
WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday said it had ordered heightened security of U.S. facilities abroad on the Sept. 11 anniversary, citing the attack that killed four U.S. government employees in Benghazi, Libya, last year. "The president's national security team is taking measures to prevent 9/11 related attacks and to ensure the protection of U.S. persons and facilities abroad," the White House said in a statement. President Barack Obama's counterterrorism aide Lisa Monaco has been in charge of reviewing security measures in place for the anniversary, the White House said. Four Americans including the U.S. ambassador to Libya were killed in an attack on a compound in Benghazi a year ago. The administration initially said the assault grew out of anti-Western protests. Later, however, it turned out that Islamist extremists launched the attack on the Sept. 11 anniversary. The administrati ...
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Navy SEAL Casualties of Benghazi Attack Honored In Ohio Veterans Memorial Park
US Navy Seals Blog - over 3 years
The heroic efforts of the US Military in Afghanistan will never be forgotten, thanks to ceremonies that commemorate our fallen soldiers. Two of the casualties of the Benghazi terrorist attack were remembered by the US Navy and Marines in Clinton, Ohio last August 28. Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were honored with a [...]
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FNC’s Jennifer Griffin just wrote this about CIA Glen Doherty who died in Benghazi – click to read
Fox News - over 3 years
NOTE: scroll back on GretaWire and you can watch the VIDEO of Glen Doherty —— Who was Glen Doherty? Details emerge on former SEAL’s final actions in Benghazi   By Jennifer Griffin   Published July 26, 2013 It was supposed to be his last assignment working security and surveillance for the CIA. Glen Doherty, the former Navy SEAL who was working for the CIA’s Global Response staff in Libya on Sept. 11 last year, was in the capital of Tripoli when the call for help came from the diplomatic mission in Benghazi — a “consulate” in name only.   “Greg, Greg, we are under attack,” were the last words from Ambassador Chris Stevens to his deputy Greg Hicks over the phone from Benghazi shortly after the attack began around 9:30 p.m.   “If you don’t get here we are going to die,” the radio operator at the tactical operations center in Benghazi pronounced on the radio from the consulate.   Fox News has learned more details about Doherty’s actions, as he and others scrambled ...
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EXCLUSIVE: Jailed filmmaker vows to finish film wrongly blamed for Benghazi attack
Fox News - over 3 years
EXCLUSIVE: The controversial filmmaker whose crude Internet trailer was wrongly blamed by the White House for sparking last year's deadly Benghazi attack vowed to finish his movie, which he said is aimed at fighting terrorism, not denigrating Islam. Breaking his silence from inside a facility under the authority of the federal Bureau of Prisons in southern California, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula told FoxNews.com in a series of phone interviews that his film "Innocence of Muslims" has been widely misunderstood, and not just in being singled out as causing the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that left U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans dead. "It is not [a] religion movie," he said. "I have a lot of Muslim friends and not all the Muslims believe in the terrorism culture. Some of them believe in this culture. That's why we need to fight [against] the culture, not the Muslims. My enemy is the terrorism culture; this is my enemy. "I am the blood voice fo ...
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2 victims of Benghazi attack to be honored with plaques at California veteran's memorial
Fox News - over 3 years
Two former Navy SEALs killed in the terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi will be honored with plaques at a San Diego veteran's memorial Monday. 42-year-old Glen Doherty and 41-year-old Tyrone Woods, both from San Diego, will be remembered in a special ceremony at the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial, Fox 5 reports. Both of the men were serving as contractors in Libya when the Consulate was attacked on Sept 11, 2012. They were killed along with two other Americans, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and information officer Sean Smith. "This is going to be a very, very special ceremony," said Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Association CEO Bruce Bailey tells Fox 5. "It will help all of us through the emotions of what has occurred." Family members of both men are planning to attend the ceremony.  Click for more from Fox 5. 
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Top Diplomat: U.S. Special Forces Team Stopped From Going To Benghazi
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
WASHINGTON — Four members of Army special forces ready to head to Benghazi, Libya, after the deadly assault on the American diplomatic mission had ended were told not to go, according to a former top diplomat. Gregory Hicks also argued in an interview with Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that if the U.S. military had flown aircraft over the Benghazi facility after it came under siege it might have prevented the second attack on the CIA annex that killed two CIA security officers. Excerpts of the interview with the former deputy chief in Libya were released Monday in advance of Hicks' testimony on Wednesday before the panel. The Sept. 11, 2012, assault killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Nearly eight months later, Republicans insist that the Obama administration is guilty of a cover-up of the events despite a scathing independent report that faulted the State Department for inadequate security at the dipl ...
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Samuel M. Katz: One of Our Own: The Death of a U.S. Embassy Guard
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The line was long outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey; it always was. Every day, with the exception of American and Turkish holidays, those with visa requests, consular issues, and other appointments stood patiently in line to await the security check near the consular gate on Paris Street, behind the main chancery facing Atatürk Boulevard inside Ankara's diplomatic enclave. The line began to form early in the morning -- very early -- and long before the gates opened at 08:30 each new day. The security checks involved a slow and comprehensively meticulous process to ensure that anyone posing a threat to the embassy would not make it through that first armored layer. Turkish police patrolled the streets, but the men and women of a local guard force manned guard booths and other locations outside the embassy where visitors could enter. The uniformed guard force was the embassy's first line of defense, and they took the job very seriously; they were armed with Glock semia ...
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What doesn't matter to Hillary Clinton
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
What doesn't matter to Hillary Clinton What difference at this point does it make? Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at a hearing on the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith and Glen Doherty dead. [...] if there is evidence that the overthrow of Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy - however well deserved - has destabilized North Africa to an extent that endangers America's national security, the Obama administration would do well to confront that possibility. Republicans resumed their tireless efforts to get the Obama administration to come clean about the thinking behind Ambassador Susan Rice's appearance on "Meet the Press" and other Sunday shows on Sept. 16. Rice said, "What happened in Benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in Cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our faci ...
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify before House Foreign Affairs Committee about Benghazi on January 23
Fox News - about 4 years
Secretary Clinton to Testify on Jan. 23 before House Foreign Affairs Committee on Benghazi Attack   Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify before the Committee on Wednesday, January 23 to answer questions about the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya. In the attack, terrorists killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty.   Chairman Royce said: “I appreciate Secretary Clinton’s desire and willingness to testify before the Committee as we continue to examine this deadly terrorist attack in an effort to ensure that nothing like it happens again. My intention is for this hearing to focus on why this attack was not better anticipated, what leadership failures at the State Department existed, and what management deficiencies need to be corrected in order to better secure our diplomat ...
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U-T San Diego Announces 2012 Person of the Year
Yahoo News - about 4 years
San Diego Residents, Former Navy Seals Honored For Their Bravery in Benghazi Terrorist AttackSan Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 U-T San Diego announced today that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty have been selected as the U-T San Diego 2012 Persons of the Year. The two San Diego residents are being honored for their heroic actions during the terrorist attack on the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11&12. ...
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Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice
Fox News - about 4 years
USUN PRESS RELEASE #266     November 27, 2012   Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, November 27, 2012   Today, Acting CIA Director Michael Morell and I met with Senators McCain, Graham, and Ayotte to discuss my September 16th public comments regarding the attack against the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, and the intelligence assessments that formed the basis for those comments. I appreciated the opportunity to discuss these issues directly and constructively with them.   In the course of the meeting, we explained that the talking points provided by the intelligence community, and the initial assessment upon which they were based, were incorrect in a key respect: there was no protest or demonstration in Benghazi.    While, we certainly wish that we had had perfect information just days after the terrorist attack, as is often the case, the intelligence assessment has evolved. We stressed that neither I nor anyone el ...
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Lawmakers to Probe Attack on US Compound in Benghazi
Voice of America - over 4 years
The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a closed hearing Thursday to review the events surrounding the fatal attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012.  Lawmakers say they want to review intelligence capabilities in the region, as well as the level of security at U.S. compounds. Four Americans were killed in the assault: U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and military veterans Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and Sean Smith. "The United ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tyrone Woods
  • 2008
    Age 38
    He played for the Dragons until 2008.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to playing baseball, Woods worked for a time for the Brooksville Fire Department.
  • 2006
    Age 36
    In 2006, Woods put together an MVP caliber season by batting .310 with a league-leading 47 homers and 144 RBI.
    More Details Hide Details However, the MVP award that season went to his teammate, Kosuke Fukudome. To clinch the title for Chunichi, he hit grand slams in back-to-back games, the first Central Leaguer to do so since Fumio Fujimura 53 years earlier. He also set a new team record for home runs.
  • 2005
    Age 35
    After the 2005 season was completed, Woods had hit 421 homers in his pro career.
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  • 2004
    Age 34
    After the 2004 season, he signed with the defending CL champion Chunichi Dragons and hit .306 with 38 homers.
    More Details Hide Details He was third in OPS and homers, 5th in slugging, 4th in OBP, tied for 4th with 103 RBI and ground into the most double plays (24) as the Dragons' 1B and cleanup hitter. Woods missed 10 games due to a suspension he served after charging the mound when Shugo Fujii threw high and inside during an at bat. Woods was also fined 500,000 yen. It was the harshest penalty given to any player in Japan in five years.
  • 2003
    Age 33
    Woods left the Bears to try his hand in Japan in 2003, signing with the Yokohama BayStars, hitting .273 and tied for the home run lead with Alex Ramirez with 40.
    More Details Hide Details He was 6th in the Central League in slugging, 4th in walks (66) and 5th in RBI (87) though he also led the league with 132 K's. Woods became the first man to lead a league in homers in both Korea and Japan. Woods improved in his second year with Yokohama, hitting .298. He made the Best Nine at first base, tied Tuffy Rhodes for the home run lead with 45, was third in walks (74) and tied for third in RBIs (103). He was also 5th in slugging and 4th in OBP and OPS. He struck out 142 times, ranking him third in that category.
  • 2002
    Age 32
    In 2002, Woods hit just .256; he struck out 123 times in 407 AB though he did blast 25 homers.
    More Details Hide Details Overall in five years in Korea, he hit 174 homers, driven in 510 and batted .294. Woods left Korea with the longest career of any foreign player in the history of the KBO until 2005, when Jay Davis broke his mark.
  • 1998
    Age 28
    1998 found Woods in the KBO, Korea Professional Baseball, where he became the first foreign player to hit a home run and the first to be ejected from a game by an umpire in the league's first year integrating outsiders.
    More Details Hide Details Playing for the OB Bears(Doosan Bears), he set a new KBO record with 42 homers and won the MVP award. Until 2007, he was the only foreigner to have won the Korea Baseball Organization MVP. Two years later, he hit .315 with 39 homers and 111 RBI and lost the home run race by one to Park Kyung-wan. In 2001, winning MVP honors in the All-Star game, playoffs and Korean Series, in which be blasted 4 homers in 6 games for Doosan.
  • 1997
    Age 27
    In 1997, Woods spent his 10th and final season in a United States-based league, hitting .352 for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox.
    More Details Hide Details He homered 9 times and drove in 28 in 29 games but did not play for the parent Boston team. He also played that year for the Potros de Minatitlán of the Mexican League, homering 18 times in 85 games for 27 homers and 101 runs (73 RBI in 85 games for the Potros). Woods hit .342. His walk total (59) surpassed his K total (49).
  • 1995
    Age 25
    Woods found a home with the Baltimore Orioles' Rochester Red Wings farm club in 1995, hitting .261 as a 1B/DH/OF.
    More Details Hide Details A year later, Woods was in another system, joining the Boston Red Sox, playing for their Double-A affiliate, the Trenton Thunder, hitting .312, tying for 4th in the league in homers (25) and was among the leaders in average, OBP and slugging.
  • 1993
    Age 23
    In 1993, Woods returned to Harrisburg, batting .252.
    More Details Hide Details A year later, Woods split the year between Harrisburg (.316) and the Triple-A Ottawa Lynx (.224). On November 18, the Expos gave up on Woods and released him.
  • 1991
    Age 21
    Woods made it to High-A in 1991 where he hit just .220 for the West Palm Beach Expos.
    More Details Hide Details He also was moved from third base to the outfield that year. He hit .291 for Rockford and even stole 15 bases in 21 tries. He hit .286 for West Palm Beach and struck out in 3 of his 4 at-bats in his first Double-A exposure with the Harrisburg Senators.
  • 1989
    Age 19
    Woods was promoted to the Jamestown Expos in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details In Single-A action, Woods hit .263; he continued to strike out frequently (58 times in 209 AB), but his walks were up (20) and his average and power (9 homers) were also improved. In 1990, with the Rockford Expos, the 20-year-old third baseman hit .242, above the team average of .226. He also led the team in doubles (27), homers (8) and strikeouts (121). His OBP was .310 and he slugged .363.
  • 1988
    Age 18
    Woods was the 5th pick of the Montreal Expos in the 1988 MLB draft as a high school third baseman.
    More Details Hide Details He fielded .882, making 10 errors in 32 games for the GCL Expos and batted just .121. He hit just 2 home runs in 149 at bats and walked 7 times while whiffing 47 times; he was also caught stealing four times in six tries.
  • 1969
    Born on August 16, 1969.
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