Bill Andrus

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William Morgan Andrus

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Third baseman Bill Andrus was from a baseball playing family with a father, brother, and cousin playing professionally. In 1926, he played for the Tyler Trojans in the Class D East Texas League and spent the next year with the Moline Plowboys in the Class D Mississippi Valley League. He then played with the Selma Cloverleafs in the Class B Southeastern League until he was given a trial with the Washington Senators, making his major league debut on September 19, 1931, playing 3 games for them. He was sent to the Chattanooga Lookouts in the Class A Southern Association and remained there until 1934, when he played for the Richmond Colts in the Class B Piedmont League. In 1935 and 1936, he was with the Little Rock Travelers of the Southern Association. He signed with the Philadelphia Phillies and played 3 games for them in 1937 before returning to the Chattanooga Lookouts. After that season, he retired as a player.

After his retirement, Andrus owned an 80 acre farm in Georgia near Lookout Mountain. He went in the Army on August 29, 1942, at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, and was discharged September 20, 1945, as a 1st Sgt and had served in the Infantry. On November 6, 1945, he re-enlisted and then retired October 21, 1962 at Ft. Hamilton, NY. He died in Walter Reed Army Hospital and is buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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