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Andy Etchebarren, 76 - former Baltimore Orioles catcher
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2019-10-07 00:44:45 UTC
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Two-time All-Star Etchebarren passes away
Catcher played 15 big league seasons, managed 16 in Minors

By Daniel Kramer @DKramer_
12:23 PM EDT
https://www.mlb.com/news/andy-etchebarren-dies-at-age-76

Andy Etchebarren, a 15-year big leaguer, two-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, has died, according to the Atlantic League’s York Revolution, whom Etchebarren managed for four seasons. He was 76.

Etchebarren was remembered most for his 12 seasons with the Orioles, having persisted his way through five Minor League seasons to become a breakout rookie in Baltimore’s run to the 1966 World Series title. That year, Etchebarren earned his first All-Star bid and helped Baltimore’s elite pitching rotation to the sweep of the Dodgers in the Fall Classic. Etchebarren was the last Orioles player to make the All-Star Game as a rookie until left-hander John Means did so this year.

Etchebarren took a backdoor path to the Majors and made the most of it. His opportunity with Baltimore manifested only after starting catcher Dick Brown was diagnosed with a brain tumor and backup Charlie Lau suffered an elbow injury. Etchebarren maintained his early career momentum by earning a second All-Star bid in ’67, when the O’s took a step back and finished sixth in the American League. Injuries hamstrung much of his career the rest of the way.

Over his 948-game Major League career, which also included a three-year stint with the Angels and four-game stint with the Brewers, Etchebarren slashed .235/.306/.343 with 49 homers, 309 RBIs and 245 runs scored across 2,934 plate appearances.

After hanging up his cleats, Etchebarren began a coaching career in 1982 as the Brewers’ Minor League catching instructor. He was the O’s bench coach from 1996-97 under Davey Johnson. Etchebarren managed 16 seasons in the Minor Leagues and led York to a pair of league championships, 2010-11.
Alfalfa Bill
2019-10-07 14:20:58 UTC
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Post by j***@gmail.com
Two-time All-Star Etchebarren passes away
Catcher played 15 big league seasons, managed 16 in Minors
12:23 PM EDT
https://www.mlb.com/news/andy-etchebarren-dies-at-age-76
Andy Etchebarren, a 15-year big leaguer, two-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, has died, according to the Atlantic League’s York Revolution, whom Etchebarren managed for four seasons. He was 76.
Etchebarren was remembered most for his 12 seasons with the Orioles, having persisted his way through five Minor League seasons to become a breakout rookie in Baltimore’s run to the 1966 World Series title. That year, Etchebarren earned his first All-Star bid and helped Baltimore’s elite pitching rotation to the sweep of the Dodgers in the Fall Classic. Etchebarren was the last Orioles player to make the All-Star Game as a rookie until left-hander John Means did so this year.
Etchebarren took a backdoor path to the Majors and made the most of it. His opportunity with Baltimore manifested only after starting catcher Dick Brown was diagnosed with a brain tumor and backup Charlie Lau suffered an elbow injury. Etchebarren maintained his early career momentum by earning a second All-Star bid in ’67, when the O’s took a step back and finished sixth in the American League. Injuries hamstrung much of his career the rest of the way.
Over his 948-game Major League career, which also included a three-year stint with the Angels and four-game stint with the Brewers, Etchebarren slashed .235/.306/.343 with 49 homers, 309 RBIs and 245 runs scored across 2,934 plate appearances.
After hanging up his cleats, Etchebarren began a coaching career in 1982 as the Brewers’ Minor League catching instructor. He was the O’s bench coach from 1996-97 under Davey Johnson. Etchebarren managed 16 seasons in the Minor Leagues and led York to a pair of league championships, 2010-11.
Recognizing the names of all the baseball players who die is a sure sign of old age.
David Carson
2019-10-07 18:48:29 UTC
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On Mon, 7 Oct 2019 07:20:58 -0700 (PDT), Alfalfa Bill
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Recognizing the names of all the baseball players who die is a sure sign of old age.
I felt that way when Tommy Lasorda became the oldest living Hall of
Famer. Prior to him, that person had always been someone I only knew
as a name on a list, or heard old-timers talk about.
Bermuda999
2019-10-08 11:55:43 UTC
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Two-time All-Star Etchebarren passes away
Catcher played 15 big league seasons, managed 16 in Minors
12:23 PM EDT
https://www.mlb.com/news/andy-etchebarren-dies-at-age-76
Andy Etchebarren, a 15-year big leaguer, two-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, has died, according to the Atlantic League’s York Revolution, whom Etchebarren managed for four seasons. He was 76.
Etchebarren was remembered most for his 12 seasons with the Orioles, having persisted his way through five Minor League seasons to become a breakout rookie in Baltimore’s run to the 1966 World Series title. That year, Etchebarren earned his first All-Star bid and helped Baltimore’s elite pitching rotation to the sweep of the Dodgers in the Fall Classic. Etchebarren was the last Orioles player to make the All-Star Game as a rookie until left-hander John Means did so this year.
Etchebarren took a backdoor path to the Majors and made the most of it. His opportunity with Baltimore manifested only after starting catcher Dick Brown was diagnosed with a brain tumor and backup Charlie Lau suffered an elbow injury. Etchebarren maintained his early career momentum by earning a second All-Star bid in ’67, when the O’s took a step back and finished sixth in the American League. Injuries hamstrung much of his career the rest of the way.
Over his 948-game Major League career, which also included a three-year stint with the Angels and four-game stint with the Brewers, Etchebarren slashed .235/.306/.343 with 49 homers, 309 RBIs and 245 runs scored across 2,934 plate appearances.
After hanging up his cleats, Etchebarren began a coaching career in 1982 as the Brewers’ Minor League catching instructor. He was the O’s bench coach from 1996-97 under Davey Johnson. Etchebarren managed 16 seasons in the Minor Leagues and led York to a pair of league championships, 2010-11.
He became part of a lefty/righty catcher switch with lefthander Elrod Hendricks in the Orioles glory years of late 60s and early 70s. He was also the last major league batter to bat against Sandy Koufax AND he saved Frank Robinson from drowning at a pool party in 1966.
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