Mike Andrews Stats

Mike Andrews was born on Friday, July 9, 1943, in Los Angeles, California. Andrews was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 18, 1966, with the Boston Red Sox. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Mike Andrews baseball stats page.

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" Chuck ( Tanner ) was the most positive person I have ever met. Even if things were going bad, if we lost five or seven in a row, he'd be in the locker room saying, 'OK, we're going to turn it around.' Chuck Dick Williams could go a week without even saying hello to you. Dick was a good manager, he just wasn't a people person." - Mike Andrews (Mark Liptak, ' Mike Andrews Interview ,' 2005)

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Mike Andrews Autograph on a 1973 Topps (#42)

Mike Andrews Autograph on a 1973 Topps (#42)

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Birth Name:
Michael Jay Andrews
Nickname:
Mike
Born On:
07-09-1943  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Los Angeles, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
South Torrance High School (Torrance, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
09-18-1966 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-29-1973
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $16,000

Mike Andrews

Mike Andrews Pitching Stats

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Mike Andrews

Mike Andrews Hitting Stats

1966 23 Red Sox 5 18 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167
1967 24 Red Sox 142 494 79 130 20 0 8 0 40 62 4 72 18 2 2 9 .263 .346 .352
1968 25 Red Sox 147 536 77 145 22 1 7 0 45 81 1 57 12 2 3 6 .271 .368 .354
1969 26 Red Sox 121 464 79 136 26 2 15 0 59 71 0 53 10 4 5 7 .293 .390 .455
1970 27 Red Sox 151 589 91 149 28 1 17 1 65 81 0 63 4 4 3 10 .253 .344 .390
1971 28 White Sox 109 330 45 93 16 0 12 1 47 67 1 36 6 4 1 6 .282 .400 .439
1972 29 White Sox 148 505 58 111 18 0 7 1 50 70 3 78 18 7 2 4 .220 .313 .297
1973 30 White Sox 52 159 10 32 9 0 0 0 10 23 3 28 3 0 0 7 .201 .302 .258
1973 30 Athletics 18 21 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .190 .292 .238
8 Years 893 3,116 441 803 140 4 66 3 316 458 12 390 72 23 16 50 .258 .353 .369

Mike Andrews

Mike Andrews Fielding Stats

1966 Red Sox 2B 5 5 129 29 5.8 29 11 18 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.07
1967 Red Sox 2B 139 135 3,476 664 4.8 648 303 345 16 63 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.03
1967 Red Sox SS 6 0 51 4 0.7 3 2 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 1.59
1968 Red Sox 2B 139 138 3,613 722 5.2 705 330 375 17 93 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.27
1968 Red Sox 3B 1 0 4 3 3.0 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 20.25
1968 Red Sox SS 4 3 113 15 3.8 14 9 5 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .933 3.35
1969 Red Sox 2B 120 120 3,198 649 5.4 631 297 334 18 82 n/a n/a n/a .972 5.33
1970 Red Sox 2B 148 147 3,928 711 4.8 692 342 350 19 74 n/a n/a n/a .973 4.76
1971 White Sox 1B 25 25 590 212 8.5 208 197 11 4 17 n/a n/a n/a .981 9.52
1971 White Sox 2B 76 70 1,919 385 5.1 368 177 191 17 51 n/a n/a n/a .956 5.18
1972 White Sox 1B 5 3 84 35 7.0 35 33 2 0 7 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.25
1972 White Sox 2B 145 143 3,614 698 4.8 679 354 325 19 69 n/a n/a n/a .973 5.07
1973 White Sox 1B 9 6 144 64 7.1 64 61 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.00
1973 White Sox 2B 6 3 81 20 3.3 20 13 7 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.67
1973 White Sox 3B 5 4 87 9 1.8 9 7 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.79
1973 Athletics 2B 9 3 78 18 2.0 17 11 6 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .944 5.88
2B Totals 787 764 20,036 3,896 5.0 3,789 1,838 1,951 107 438 n/a n/a n/a .973 5.11
1B Totals 39 34 818 311 8.0 307 291 16 4 25 n/a n/a n/a .987 10.13
SS Totals 10 3 164 19 1.9 17 11 6 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .895 2.80
3B Totals 6 4 91 12 2.0 12 7 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.56
8 Years 842 805 21,109 4,238 5.0 4,125 2,147 1,978 113 464 n/a n/a n/a .973 5.28

Mike Andrews

Mike Andrews Miscellaneous Stats

1966 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 9.0 0.0 - - -
1967 Red Sox 7 7 .500 2 3 n/a 61.8 6.9 12.4 - - -
1968 Red Sox 3 8 .273 5 1 n/a 76.6 9.4 11.9 - - -
1969 Red Sox 1 1 .500 1 0 n/a 30.9 8.8 7.9 - - -
1970 Red Sox 2 1 .667 3 0 n/a 34.6 9.3 9.1 - - -
1971 White Sox 3 5 .375 14 0 n/a 27.5 9.2 7.0 - - -
1972 White Sox 2 2 .500 1 0 n/a 72.1 6.5 10.1 - - -
1973 White Sox 0 1 .000 10 1 30 0.0 5.7 15.9 - - -
1973 Athletics 0 0 .000 12 0 2 0.0 21.0 0.0 - - -
8 Years 18 25 .419 48 5 32 47.2 8.0 9.9 - - -

Mike Andrews

Mike Andrews Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1966 Boston Red Sox 39 $11,000.00 - -
1967 Boston Red Sox 2 $15,000.00 - Stats
1968 Boston Red Sox 2 $25,000.00 - -
1969 Boston Red Sox 2 $52,000.00 Stats -
1970 Boston Red Sox 2 $56,000.00 - -
1971 Chicago White Sox 2 $60,000.00 - -
1972 Chicago White Sox 2 $65,000.00 - -
1973 Chicago White Sox 2 $78,000.00 - Stats
1973 Oakland Athletics 17 "     " - Stats
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Did you know that on April 7, 1973 , Mike Andrews appeared in a game ( box score ), batting sixth, in the designated hitter position - the first designated hitter in franchise history for the Chicago White Sox ( Research Alert : First American League Designated Hitters ).

The Impossible Dream Team / The 1967 Boston Red Sox
The Impossible Dream Team / The 1967 Boston Red Sox
Mike Andrews, who was part of The Impossible Dream ( 1967 Boston Red Sox , team roster pictured above), was traded with Luis Alvarado to the Chicago White Sox for Luis Aparicio on December 1, 1970, saying to the media, "At least I was traded for a Hall-of-Famer, even if he was fifty-five at the time." Andrews struggled for the Pale Hose and was released on July 16, 1973. A couple weeks later, the beginning of the end started:

1973 World Series "Incident"

Dick Williams , despite the overwhelming objections of team owner Charlie Finley, was able to get Andrews signed with the Oakland Athletics (July 31, 1973) to help pinch hit and provide infield relief.

The 1973 Oakland Athletics made it to the postseason and Andrews appeared in two games of the American League Championship Series, entering both as a pinch hitter, the A's advanced defeating the Orioles 3 game to 2.

In Game 2 of the 1973 World Series , Andrews pinch hit for Ted Kubiak in the bottom of the eighth inning, groundout, then took the field at second base in the ninth inning. Andrews committed two errors in a four-run twelfth inning, which aided in the Mets' victory.

The following day, Oakland owner Charlie Finley forced Andrews to sign a false affidavit saying he was disabled, thus making him ineligible to play for the rest of the series. Andrews' teammates and manager Dick Williams rallied to Andrews's defense. Finally, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn forced Finley to reinstate Andrews for Game 4 .

Andrews entered Game 4 in the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter to a standing ovation from sympathetic Mets fans. He promptly grounded out, and Finley ordered him benched for the remainder of the Series . Andrews never played another Major League game.

Mike Andrews is the older brother of Rob Andrews (1975-1979), the two created the "Mike Andrews Baseball Camp" and the "Mike Andrews & Jerry Moses Baseball Camp", and Mike has devoted his entire post life to the Jimmy Fund - an organization that has raised over $600 million for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which specializes in cancer research and patient care for both children and adults. Andrews said (Rhett Bollinger, 06/27/2009, Andrews devotes life to Jimmy Fund ), "I had so many wonderful experiences in baseball, but it's just a game. The last 30 years here have been so satisfying. We're talking about life or death here. To be lucky enough to have the little role of raising funds so that these brilliant doctors can do their research and to see the results -- there's just no comparison."

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