Friday, April 24, 2015
#412 Jamie McAndrew
About the Back: Jim McAndrew pitched in 161 games (110 starts), primarily for the Mets. He peaked in 1972 with an 11-8 record and a 2.80 ERA for New York.
1. McAndrew played baseball and football for the University of Florida, spending two years as the Gators' starting punter.
2. Jamie signed with the Dodgers after being drafted 28th overall in 1989. He was scouted by Bill Pleis, who had pitched for the Twins from 1961-1966.
3. He debuted with Milwaukee in 1995, and earned his first career win on August 17, limiting the Indians to a pair of runs on seven hits. He walked one batter and struck out four.
11-Year-Old Kevin Says: I never even realized that McAndrew was with the Brewers by the time I got this card. On April 2, 1993, the Marlins traded him for a minor league lefty named Tom McGraw.
Bill James Said: No, he didn't. Jamie spent all of 1993 at AAA New Orleans.
On This Date in 1993: April 24. The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonates a truck bomb on Bishopsgate in London's financial district. A news photographer is killed in the explosion and 44 people are injured.