Andrew Arthur Carey
born Andrew Arthur Hexem
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1½", Weight 195 lb.
- School Saint Mary's College of California
- High School Alameda High School
- Debut May 2, 1952
- Final Game September 30, 1962
- Born October 18, 1931 in Oakland, CA USA
- Died December 15, 2011 in Newport Beach, CA USA
“Imagine a young kid and I’m playing on a team with all these Hall of Famers... I look back and think I was the luckiest guy in the world.” - Andy Carey
Third baseman Andy Carey played eleven seasons in the majors. While he may not be one of the better remembered regulars on the great New York Yankees teams of the 1950s, he was a member of four pennant-winning clubs and won two World Series rings.
Carey began his career in 1951 with the Kansas City Blues of the American Association and reached the majors with New York early in 1952. He became the Yankees' regular at third base in 1954, when Gil McDougald moved from third to second, and hit .302 with 8 home runs and a personal best 65 RBI. He led the American League with 11 triples in 1955 and got his first taste of postseason play that fall, going 1-for-2 in the Yankees' World Series loss to the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Though Carey's production at the plate dipped in 1956, his defense played a key role in Don Larsen's perfect game against the Dodgers in October's World Series. With one out in the 8th inning, he snagged a Gil Hodges line drive to keep the perfecto intact, and his team went on to defeat the Dodgers in seven games. After playing on another World Series-losing squad in 1957, he hit 12 home runs during the 1958 season as his club was again World Series champs. Carey lost his starting job in 1959 and was traded to the Kansas City Athletics for Bob Cerv during the 1960 season. He ended his big league career after playing for the Chicago White Sox in 1961 and the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1962.
According to his 1954 Topps card, was the biggest eater on the Yankees.
Carey married actress Lucy Marlow in 1955. His hobby was photography. After baseball, he went into the brokerage business in California. Source: Glamor Girl Lucy Marlow.
- AL Triples Leader (1955)
- Won three World Series with the New York Yankees (1953, 1956 and 1958; he did not play in the 1953 World Series)