Sandy Vance

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Gene Covington Vance

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Biographical Information[edit]

Sandy Vance was a star pitcher at Stanford University who was drafted in 1968 by the Los Angeles Dodgers (after having previously been drafted by the Los Angeles Angels, Chicago White Sox, and Houston Astros). Pitching well in the minors, he was up in the majors by 1970.

The Dodgers of the time were full of sharp young players, and Vance looked to be one of the brightest of them. In 1970 he went 7-7 with a 3.13 ERA for a team that finished 2nd in the division.

The next year, though, his ERA ballooned to 6.92, and his major league career was at an end.

Bob Boone was a teammate of Sandy's at Stanford.

Vance had a minor league record of 32-21.

Showing that he could still bring it in 2007, Vance was one of two pitchers who pitched a three-inning shutout in the 2007 Stanford Old-Timers Game, getting credited with the save. He also hit a single.

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