Rob Andrews (baseball)
Robert Patrick Andrews (born December 1, 1952) is a retired professional baseball player. He played five seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1975 until 1979, for the Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants, primarily as a second baseman.
|Born: December 11, 1952|
Santa Monica, California
|April 7, 1975, for the Houston Astros|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 26, 1979, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Runs batted in||91|
Andrews was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1970 amateur draft, but would never play for the team. He was traded along with Enos Cabell to the Astros for Lee May and Jay Schlueter on December 3, 1974. Even though he batted over .300 in each of the previous two seasons in the minors, Andrews was expendable because Bobby Grich was well established as the Orioles' starting second baseman. Andrews made his major league debut on April 7, 1975, recording two hits in a 6-2 Astros' win over the Atlanta Braves. That season, he had the distinction of recording at least one base hit in each of his first five major league games.
Andrews hit his first major league home run in the ninth inning of a nationally televised game on Monday night, July 17, 1978, off Buddy Schultz of the St. Louis Cardinals. The home run turned out to be the difference in a 9-7 Giants win.
After two seasons in Houston, Andrews was traded to the San Francisco Giants for Willie Crawford and Rob Sperring prior to the 1977 season. He was released by the Giants after the 1979 season, making his final major league appearance in a pinch hit at bat on September 26, 1979, against Lerrin LaGrow of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He is the brother of fellow former major league second baseman Mike Andrews.
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