Wednesday, February 3, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION: 1974 MIKE ANDREWS

Here’s a “missing” card for former second baseman Mike Andrews, who closed out a nice career in 1973 suiting up for both the Chicago White Sox and finally the Oakland A’s:


Andrews played in 70 games during the 1973 season, hitting an even .200 with 36 hits in 180 at-bats.
52 of those games were with the Sox before landing in Oakland, who’d go on to win the World Series for the second year in a row.
Andrews’ best years with with the Boston Red Sox, the team he played the first five years of his eight year career.
His sole all-star nod was in 1969, easily his best year when he hit .293 with 15 homers and 79 runs scored.
His final numbers were a .258 average with 803 hits over 3116 at-bats in 893 games, with 441 runs scored and 316 runs batted in and 66 homers.

6 comments:

  1. Charlie Finley tried to "fire" Andrews during the 1973 World Series for his erratic fielding.

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  2. With all that transpired in the 1973 world series with mr. andrews, it was quite an oversight on Topps' part to omit him from the '74 set. Thanks for filling in this card!

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  3. Absolutely awesome! These is competing as one of my favorites... My favorite is still your 1972 Topps Tony Conigliaro!

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  4. The story about Andrews at the '73 World Series is interesting. I never heard of it until now. Good job on the card, too, by the way.

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  5. He deserves a card for '74 even if he never did play again.

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