Stan Andrews

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher Stan Andrews was signed as an amateur free agent by the Boston Bees on September 24, 1936 and spent fifteen seasons in professional baseball from 1937 to 1951. The Massachusetts native spent 13 games in the major leagues with the Boston Bees in 1939. He was behind the plate for 19 more with the same club in 1940. Andrews was back in the big leagues with the Brooklyn Dodgers for four appearances in 1944. He finished his major league time in 1945, catching 21 games for the Dodgers before being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies at mid-season. He made 13 appearances with the Phillies. For his career, he totaled 70 games behind the plate with a .938 fielding percentage and batted .215 in 149 at-bats.

Andrews also spent 12 active seasons in the minor leagues, catching over 100 games six of those years. He played a high of 143 in 1944, with the Montreal Royals of the International League, and a low of 115 in 1937 with the Zanesville Greys of the Class C Middle Atlantic League. Stan also had three good seasons with the bat, hitting over .300 in 1938, 1947 and 1949. His best year was in 1947 when he hit .329 in 477 at-bats and caught 124 games for the St. Petersburg Saints of the Class C Florida International League. Stan closed out his minor league career in 1951 at the age of 34, having appeared in 1,102 games behind the plate with a .970 fielding percentage. He also hit .286 with 1,074 base-hits in 3,760 at-bats.

He was a teammate of pitcher Hank Borowy on the 1941 Newark Bears and of pitcher Ralph Branca on the 1944 Montreal Royals. Stan also was the second of two managers for the Clarksville Colts of the Class D Kitty League in 1948. Not much is known as to Andrews life after baseball. He passed away on June 10, 1995 in Bradenton, FL, at the age of 78.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1948 Clarksville Colts KITTY League 6th none replaced Hod Lisenbee June 12

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