Friday, July 3, 2015
no. 428 - jim mc andrew
Who is the man: Jim McAndrew was coming off the most prolific season of his seven-year major league career, appearing in 32 games in 1970 and pitching in 184 innings.
Can ya dig it: This is an early favorite of mine from the '71 set. I acquired it in those early bunch of cards I landed in a trade as a youngster and I couldn't have been more thrilled with this card, even though I had no idea who he was.
Right on: The crowd makes the shot. It looks like a well-attended game.
You see that cat McAndrew is a bad mother: McAndrew began the 1972 season with a 9-3 mark for the Mets.
Shut your mouth: McAndrew lost the first four starts of his career because the Mets were shut out in each game. The scores of those games were 2-0, 2-0, 1-0 and 1-0. He began his career with an 0-4 mark and a 1.82 ERA.
No one understands him but his woman: McAndrew pitched in 146 games for the Mets between 1968 and 1973 but didn't appear in a single inning in the Mets' postseason appearances in 1969 and 1973.
(A word about the back): "Co-holder of Mets' club mark with 23 consecutive scoreless innings, August 1969, Jim is a veteran of Little League ball." ... Those two things have nothing to do with each other.