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Mike Andrews
Second Baseman
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB Debut
September 18, 1966 for the Boston Red Sox
Final game
September 29, 1973 for the Oakland Athletics
Career Statistics
Batting average     .258
Home Runs     66
RBIs     316
Teams
Career Highlights and Awards

Michael Jay "Mike" Andrews (born July 9, 1943 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Boston Red Sox (1966–70), Chicago White Sox (1971-73) and Oakland Athletics (1973). He was named to the American League's All-Star team in 1969.

During the 1973 World Series between the defending Champion Oakland A's and the New York Mets, Andrews committed 2 errors, after which eccentric Oakland team owner Charlie Finley forced him to sign a false affidavit saying he was disabled, thus making him ineligible to play for the rest of the Series. Andrews' teammates, manager Dick Williams and virtually the entire viewing public rallied to Andrews's defense. Finally, commissioner Bowie Kuhn forced Finley to reinstate Andrews for Game 4. He entered Game 4 in the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter to a standing ovation from sympathetic Mets fans. He promptly grounded out, and Finley ordered him benched for the remainder of the Series. Andrews never played another major league game. Williams was so disgusted by the affair that he announced he was resigning at the end of the Series, which the A's won.

Andrews is currently the Chairman of the Jimmy Fund, an event fundraising organization affiliated with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

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