Ivy Andrews

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Ivy Andrews
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Born: (1907-05-06)May 6, 1907
Dora, Alabama
Died: November 24, 1970(1970-11-24) (aged 63)
Birmingham, Alabama
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 15, 1931, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1938, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Win–loss record50–59
Earned run average4.14
Career highlights and awards

Ivy Paul "Poison" Andrews (May 6, 1907 – November 24, 1970) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher with the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Browns and the Cleveland Indians between 1931 and 1938. Andrews batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Dora, Alabama.

Andrews was bothered by arm ailments much of his career. He spent eight seasons in the American League with the Yankees, Red Sox, Browns and Indians, being used as both a starter and long reliever. His most productive season came in 1935 for the seventh-place Browns, when he had a 13–7 record and a 3.54 ERA (eighth in the league). In a second stint for the Yankees, he pitched 5+23 innings of relief in Game Four of the 1937 World Series.

In 249 appearances (108 as a starter), Andrew posted a 50–59 record with 257 strikeouts and a 4.14 ERA in 1041 innings.

Andrews returned to Alabama in 1945 to become the Birmingham Barons' first pitching coach. He managed the team briefly during the 1947 season, and retired from baseball a year later. Andrews died in Birmingham, Alabama, at the age of 63. He was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.

In the latter part of his career, Andrews added a knuckleball and screwball to a pitch repertoire that consisted of a "blazing fastball", a curveball and a changeup.[1]


  1. ^ Bill James and Rob Neyer (2004). The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches. New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 120. ISBN 9781439103777.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)

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