Andy Etchebarren Stats

Andy Etchebarren was born on Sunday, June 20, 1943, in Whittier, California. Etchebarren was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 26, 1962, with the Baltimore Orioles. 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 Andy Etchebarren baseball stats page.

"He's (Andy Etchebarren) old school through and through. He comes from a time when players weren't so concerned if it was a contract year. They just played hard all the time and let everything take care of itself." - Author Jeff Seidel in Baltimore Orioles: Where Have You Gone? Cal Ripken Jr., Brooks Robinson, Jim Palmer, and Other Orioles Greats (Sports Publishing. February 4, 2014. Where Have You Gone Andy Etchebarren? ISBN-10: 1613216343.)
Andy Etchebarren

Andy Etchebarren Autograph on a 1977 Topps Baseball Card (#454 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1977top01' title='1977 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Andy Etchebarren Autograph on a 1977 Topps Baseball Card (#454 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Andrew Auguste Etchebarren
Nickname:
Andy
Born On:
06-20-1943  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Whittier, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
10-05-2019 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Santee, California
Cemetery:
Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Rowland Heights, California
High School:
La Puente High School (La Puente, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
09-26-1962 (Age 19)
Last Game:
04-20-1978
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $85,000
Andy Etchebarren

Andy Etchebarren Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
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G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
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Andy Etchebarren Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1962 19 Orioles 2 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
1965 22 Orioles 5 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .667
1966 23 Orioles 121 412 49 91 14 6 11 0 50 38 12 106 0 3 5 12 .221 .293 .364
1967 24 Orioles 112 330 29 71 13 0 7 0 35 38 9 80 2 2 2 12 .215 .298 .318
1968 25 Orioles 74 189 20 44 11 2 5 0 20 19 4 46 2 1 3 4 .233 .311 .392
1969 26 Orioles 73 217 29 54 9 2 3 0 26 28 8 42 1 2 7 11 .249 .350 .350
1970 27 Orioles 78 230 19 56 10 1 4 0 28 21 2 41 0 2 3 10 .243 .313 .348
1971 28 Orioles 70 222 21 60 8 0 9 0 29 16 2 40 3 1 1 5 .270 .321 .428
1972 29 Orioles 71 188 11 38 6 1 2 0 21 17 2 43 0 2 3 5 .202 .276 .277
1973 30 Orioles 54 152 16 39 9 1 2 0 23 12 1 21 1 1 2 7 .257 .317 .368
1974 31 Orioles 62 180 13 40 8 0 2 0 15 6 0 26 1 2 1 3 .222 .249 .300
1975 32 Orioles 8 20 0 4 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .250
1975 32 Angels 31 100 10 28 0 1 3 0 17 14 1 19 1 1 0 3 .280 .365 .390
1976 33 Angels 103 247 15 56 9 1 0 0 21 24 0 37 6 0 4 9 .227 .305 .271
1977 34 Angels 80 114 11 29 2 2 0 0 14 12 0 19 3 2 0 3 .254 .320 .307
1978 35 Brewers 4 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .400 .500 .600
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
15 Years 948 2,618 245 615 101 17 49 0 309 246 41 529 20 19 31 84 .235 .306 .343
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Andy Etchebarren Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1962 Orioles C 2 2 51 8 4.0 7 7 0 1 0 0 1 0 .875 3.71
1965 Orioles C 5 2 56 23 4.6 23 21 2 0 0 1 3 0 1.000 11.09
1966 Orioles C 121 118 3,164 874 7.2 864 799 65 10 7 15 60 3 .989 7.37
1967 Orioles C 110 94 2,631 738 6.7 730 673 57 8 10 7 67 15 .989 7.49
1968 Orioles C 70 56 1,536 444 6.3 443 414 29 1 3 5 24 14 .998 7.79
1969 Orioles C 72 59 1,668 411 5.7 407 380 27 4 1 3 11 16 .990 6.59
1970 Orioles C 76 65 1,750 428 5.6 421 392 29 7 3 1 23 11 .984 6.50
1971 Orioles C 70 61 1,629 366 5.2 361 337 24 5 2 2 18 22 .986 5.98
1972 Orioles C 70 57 1,510 359 5.1 356 334 22 3 2 1 13 16 .992 6.37
1973 Orioles C 51 45 1,164 217 4.3 215 201 14 2 5 1 16 13 .991 4.99
1974 Orioles C 60 51 1,396 295 4.9 288 269 19 7 3 0 19 16 .976 5.57
1975 Orioles C 7 7 150 30 4.3 30 28 2 0 0 0 5 3 1.000 5.40
1975 Angels C 31 31 782 207 6.7 203 188 15 4 2 3 20 11 .981 7.01
1976 Angels C 102 87 2,200 597 5.9 585 539 46 12 7 3 87 46 .980 7.18
1977 Angels C 80 44 1,158 305 3.8 301 289 12 4 0 1 36 15 .987 7.02
1978 Brewers C 4 2 60 15 3.8 15 13 2 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 6.75
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
C Totals 931 781 20,905 5,317 5.7 5,249 4,884 365 68 45 43 403 202 .987 6.78
15 Years 931 781 20,905 5,317 5.7 5,249 4,884 365 68 45 43 403 202 .987 6.78
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Andy Etchebarren Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1962 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 6.0 - - -
1965 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 6.0 3.0 1.5 - - -
1966 Orioles 0 1 .000 0 1 n/a 37.5 3.9 8.2 - - -
1967 Orioles 1 0 1.000 7 1 n/a 47.1 4.1 9.4 - - -
1968 Orioles 0 0 .000 7 0 n/a 37.8 4.1 9.5 - - -
1969 Orioles 1 2 .333 11 0 n/a 72.3 5.2 8.3 - - -
1970 Orioles 4 1 .800 9 0 n/a 57.5 5.6 8.2 - - -
1971 Orioles 1 4 .200 7 0 n/a 24.7 5.6 7.7 - - -
1972 Orioles 0 2 .000 12 0 n/a 94.0 4.4 9.0 - - -
1973 Orioles 1 1 .500 4 1 0 76.0 7.2 6.6 - - -
1974 Orioles 1 0 1.000 4 0 0 90.0 6.9 12.0 - - -
1975 Orioles 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 6.7 6.7 - - -
1975 Angels 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 33.3 5.3 5.9 - - -
1976 Angels 0 2 .000 3 0 0 0.0 6.7 11.8 - - -
1977 Angels 3 1 .750 1 0 0 0.0 6.0 8.1 - - -
1978 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.5 2.5 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
15 Years 13 14 .481 66 3 0 53.4 4.9 8.5 - - -
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Andrew Auguste Etchebarren was a Major League Baseball player who caught games for the Baltimore Orioles (1962, 1965-1975), California Angels (1975-1977), and Milwaukee Brewers (1978). When Andy, his nickname, made his big league debut on September 26, 1962 , he became the first La Puente High School (La Puente, CA) graduate to reach the majors!

Andy Etchebarren Rookie Baseball Card
Andy Etchebarren Rookie Card | 1966 Topps Traded Baseball Card (#27 | Checklist )
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Did you know that Andy Etchebarren saved the life of teammate Frank Robinson at a pool party in 1966, the year Robbie earned himself the Triple Crown ? Historian / author John C. Skipper in Frank Robinson: A Baseball Biography (McFarland & Company. October 31, 2014. ISBN-10: 0786475617) researched the event in amazing detail:

As invincible as the Orioles seemed to be, an incident away from the ballpark in August could have changed everything. On the night of August 22, many of the players attended a private party at the home of Leonard F. Ruck, a wealthy funeral director and ardent Orioles fan. As Paul Blair , Boog Powell , Moe Drabowsky , Davey Johnson , Andy Etchebarren and others sat around the Rucks' swimming pool, having drinks and cavorting, one thing led to another and players started to try and throw their teammates into the pool. At one point, as Powell pulled at Drabowsky , trying to throw him in, he slipped and hit his head, cutting it open. The cut was so deep that he had to go to the hospital and have stitches. As it turned out, that was minor compared to what happened a few minutes later.

Robby was sitting with the others at poolside but did not want to get tossed in the pool. The biggest reason, unknown to most of his teammates, was that he didn't know how to swim. He ducked away for a moment, put on his swimming trunks and got into the shallow end of the pool, away from the horseplay. As he meandered about in the water, he inadvertently moved into the deep end and was immediately in trouble.

"I went down a couple of times and kept yelling for help every time I surfaced," he said. "My wife thought I was kidding and I guess everyone else did, too.".

Etchebarren saw him and thought he was just fooling around at first, but when he saw Frank go under and not come up, he jumped in the pool to try and help him. Robby was dead weight at the bottom of the pool. Etchebarren shoved him a couple of times but then had to resurface to catch his breath. He went under again, pushed Frank to the surface and pulled him to the side of the pool.

Other players helped him out, and he lay by the side of the pool for about five muntes, then got up, shaken, embarrassed, but okay. "No one seemed too excited right away," said Paul Blair . "But it hit us when we realized what could have happened."

Andy Etchebarren was a two-time All-Star ( 1966 , 1967 ), who played in four World Series ( 1966 , 1969 , 1970 , 1971 ), winning two rings ( 1966 , 1970 ), and is sometimes remembered for a double play he hit into during Game 2 of the 1966 Fall Classic . Why? The pitcher on the mound was Sandy Koufax and unbeknownst to most everyone, it was the last batter The Man With The Golden Arm ever pitched to during his hall of fame career.

Last-Modified: December 9, 2019 6:06 AM EST

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