Wally Andrews

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William Walter Andrews

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 170 lb.

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First baseman Wally Andrews played two seasons, four years apart, for the Louisville entry in the American Association. Although his lifetime batting average of .197 looks weak, he could draw walks, hit for some power, and fielded his position well. In 1884, although he hit only .204, his slugging percentage was above the team average. In 1888, although he hit .194, both his on-base percentage and his slugging percentage were above the team averages.

In 1887, Andrews hit .422 with 218 hits, 143 runs scored, 28 home runs and 52 stolen bases in 111 minor league games. It appears he held the professional record for most home runs in a single season until Perry Werden broke the record with 43 in 1894. In 1887, he played for Omaha. 1887 Baseball card of Wally Andrews.

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