Elbert Andrews

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Elbert Andrews
Pitcher
Born: (1901-12-11)December 11, 1901
Greenwood, South Carolina
Died: November 25, 1979(1979-11-25) (aged 77)
Greenwood, South Carolina
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 1, 1925, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
June 12, 1925, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Earned run average 10.13
Innings pitched 8
Teams

Elbert DeVore Andrews (December 11, 1901 – November 25, 1979) was a professional baseball player who career lasted one season, 1925, with part of it being in Major League Baseball with the Philadelphia Athletics. The other part of the season was in the minor leagues with the Double-A Baltimore Orioles of the International League. Over his career in the majors, Andrews, a pitcher, compiled no record and a 10.13 earned run average (ERA) in six games, all in relief. Andrews batted right-handed and threw left-handed.

Professional career[edit]

Before signing a professional baseball contract, Andrews attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina from 1921 to 1923.[1] Andrews only played one season, 1925, in the professional circuit. In the minor leagues, Andrews pitched two games with the Baltimore Orioles of the Double-A International League. As a member of the Philadelphia Athletics that season Andrews made his debut in Major League Baseball on May 1, 1925, against the Washington Senators.[2] At the time of his debut, Andrews was the first player from Furman University to play in Major League Baseball, just ahead of Blackie Carter, who made his debut on October 3, 1925.[1][3] During his time in the majors, Andrews compiled no record and a 10.13 earned run average (ERA) in six games, all in relief.

Post-baseball career[edit]

Andrews later became a two-term mayor (1927–1931, 1935–1941) of his home town of Greenwood.[4] Andrews also managed Long Motor Lines between 1938 and 1944.[5]

Sources[edit]

  1. "Elbert Andrews Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  2. "Elbert Andrews Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
Inline citations
  1. ^ a b "Furman University Paladins (Greenville, South Carolina)". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Elbert Andrews 1925 Pitching Gamelogs". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Blackie Carter Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Taylor, Ted (2010). The Ultimate Philadelphia Athletics Reference Book 1901-1954. USA: XLibris Corporation. p. 456. ISBN 9781450025720. 
  5. ^ "Elbert Andrews". http://www.historicbaseball.com. Retrieved 14 June 2013.  External link in |work= (help)

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