John Andrews (baseball)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
John Andrews
Pitcher
Born: (1949-02-09) February 9, 1949 (age 70)
Monterey Park, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 8, 1973, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 19, 1973, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record1–1
Earned run average4.42
Strikeouts5
Teams

John Richard Andrews (born February 9, 1949) is a retired professional baseball player whose career spanned six season, including a part of one in Major League Baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1973. Andrews, a pitcher, compiled a major league record of 1–1 with a 4.42 earned run average (ERA) and five strikeouts in 16 games, all in relief. He attended Lincoln High School where he was drafted three times, while never signing. For college, Andrews attended San Diego State University. In 1971, Andrews signed with the Cardinals as an amateur free agent. Over his professional career, Andrews also played in the minor leagues with the Class-A Short Season Lewiston Broncs, the Class-A Modesto Reds, the Triple-A Tulsa Oilers, the Double-A Arkansas Travelers, the Double-A Jackson Mets and the Triple-A Tidewater Tides. In the minors, Andrews compiled a record of 39–23 with a 3.66 ERA in 170 games, 48 starts. He batted and threw left-handed.

Amateur career[edit]

Andrews attended Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Illinois. During the fifth round of the 1968 Major League Baseball draft, Andrews was selected by the New York Yankees, but did not sign.[1] Andrews was drafted twice in the 1969 Major League Baseball draft. First in the fifth round of the regular phase by the California Angels and later in the seventh round of the secondary phase by the New York Mets.[2][3] Both times, Andrews did not sign. He went on to attend San Diego State University for one year in 1970.[4]

Professional career[edit]

St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

In 1971, Andrews signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent.[5] He made his professional baseball debut that season in the minor leagues with the Class-A Short Season Lewiston Broncs of the Northwest League. During his time with the Broncs, Andrews went 2–1 with a 1.73 earned run average (ERA) in four games, three starts. Later that season, Andrews received a promotion to the Class A Modesto Reds of the California League. In 22 games with the Reds, Andrews went 3–0 with a 2.85 ERA. During the 1972 season, Andrews spent the entire year with Modesto Reds. He went 8–5 with a 3.02 ERA in 45 games, all in relief that season.

Andrews made the St. Louis Cardinals' roster out of spring training in 1973.[6] He made his debut in Major League Baseball on April 8, pitching 1​13 innings in relief, giving-up no runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates.[7] On April 15, in a game against the Chicago Cubs, Andrews picked-up his first loss.[7] Andrews was sent down to the minor leagues on April 26, after pitching seven games in the majors.[6] In the minors, Andrews played for the Triple-A Tulsa Oilers and the Double-A Arkansas Travelers. Between the two teams, he went 11–2 with a 3.00 ERA in 26 games, 16 starts. During the season, Andrews made two returns to the majors. First in June and later in August.[7] Andrews pitched his first win on September 3, in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.[7] During his time in the majors that season, Andrews went 1–1 with a 4.42 ERA and five strikeouts in 16 games, all in relief.

Later career[edit]

On December 7, 1973, Andrews was traded to the California Angels in exchange for Jeff Torborg.[8] During the 1974 season, the Angels assigned Andrews to the Double-A El Paso Diablos in their minor league organization. With the Diablos, Andrews went 9–9 with a 5.33 ERA in 23 games, 20 starts. In 1975, Andrews did not play in professional baseball. He made his return in 1976 in the New York Mets organization. With the Double-A Jackson Mets that season, Andrews went 6–4 with a 2.57 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 42 games, all in relief. Amongst Texas League pitchers, Andrews was seventh in ERA.[9] Andrews spent the 1977 season with the Triple-A Tidewater Tides, going 0–2 with a 6.48 ERA in eight games, seven starts.

References[edit]

General references
  1. "John Andrews Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  2. "John Andrews Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
Inline citations
  1. ^ "5th Round of the 1968 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  2. ^ "5th Round of the 1969 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  3. ^ "7th Round of the 1969 MLB June Draft-Secondary Phase". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  4. ^ "San Diego State University Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues". Baseball Almanac. Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  5. ^ "John Andrews Trades and Transactions". Baseball Almanac. Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Sizemore Sidelined". The Southeast Missourian. Associated Press. 26 April 1973. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  7. ^ a b c d "John Andrews 1973 Pitching Gamelogs". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  8. ^ "Now it's Washington Padres". United Press International. The Deseret News. 7 December 1973. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  9. ^ "1976 Texas League Pitching Leaders". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 1 September 2010.

External links[edit]