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Encyclopedia > Andy Van Slyke
Andy Van Slyke
Outfielder
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 17, 1983
for the St. Louis Cardinals
Final game
October 1, 1995
for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
AVG     .274
Hits     1562
RBI     792
Teams
St. Louis Cardinals (1983-1986)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1987-1994)
Baltimore Orioles (1995)
Philadelphia Phillies (1995)
Career highlights and awards

Andrew James Van Slyke (born December 21, 1960, in Utica, New York) is a retired American Major League Baseball outfielder, and the current first base coach for the Detroit Tigers. Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1883–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1882) (Commonly referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Ballpark Citizens Bank Park (2004–present) Veterans Stadium... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In Major League Baseball history, Ty Cobb had a record 4,191 hits by 1928; Pete Rose would surpass it 57 years later, and finish with 4,256 career hits. ... RBI is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, including Reserve Bank of India Run batted in, in baseball Radio Berlin International This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1883–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1882) (Commonly referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Ballpark Citizens Bank Park (2004–present) Veterans Stadium... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... Silver Slugger Award In Major League Baseball, the Louisville Silver Slugger award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position in each league. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Utica, New York is a city in the State of New York and the county seat of Oneida County. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ... In the baseball game, the coach is a member of the team at bat stationed near first or third base to signal and direct the runners and batters. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Bennett Park (1894-1911) Major league titles World Series titles (4) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1935 AL Pennants (10) 2006 â€¢ 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 1940...

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Career

Van Slyke was drafted in the first round (sixth overall pick) of the 1979 Major League Baseball amateur draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. Called up from the AAA Louisville Redbirds, he made his Major League debut with the Cardinals on June 17, 1983. Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... The Memphis Redbirds are the class AAA minor league baseball affiliate of the Major League Baseball St. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...


He began his career the first two years by playing first base, third base, and all three outfield positions. He mostly played right field the next two years, occasionally platooning with Tito Landrum or substituting for Willie McGee in center. During spring training of 1987, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates along with left-handed hitting catcher Mike LaValliere and minor league pitcher Mike Dunne for catcher Tony Pena. In Pittsburgh, he mostly played center field alongside stars Barry Bonds and Bobby Bonilla. The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... The outfield is a sporting term used in cricket and baseball to refer to the area of the field of play further from the batsman or batter than the infield. ... The position of the right fielder A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in right field (e. ... Terry Lee Landrum (born October 25, 1954 in Joplin, Missouri), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1980-1988. ... Willie Dean McGee (born November 2, 1958 in San Francisco, California) is a former outfielder for the St. ... The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers... Michael Eugene Mike LaValliere (born August 18, 1960 in Charlotte, North Carolina), nicknamed Spanky, is a former catcher in Major League Baseball whose 11-year career included tenures in both the National and American Leagues. ... Mike Dunne (born October 27, 1962 in South Bend, Indiana), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1987-1990 and 1992. ... Antonio Francisco Peña Padilla, widely known as Tony Peña [PAY-nyah] (born June 4, 1957 in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball catcher. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is a Major League left fielder for the San Francisco Giants. ... Roberto Martin Antonio Bobby Bonilla (born February 23, 1963 in the Bronx, New York) is a former player in Major League Baseball who played from 1986 to 2001. ...


Overall, Van Slyke played for four different teams in his career: the St. Louis Cardinals (1983-1986), Pittsburgh Pirates (1987-1994), Baltimore Orioles (1995), and Philadelphia Phillies (1995). He played his final game on October 1, 1995. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1883–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1882) (Commonly referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Ballpark Citizens Bank Park (2004–present) Veterans Stadium... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


In his 13-year career, Van Slyke appeared in three All-Star games (1988, 1992, 1993), won five Gold Gloves Awards, two Silver Slugger Awards, and ranked in the top 10 in many offensive categories in varying seasons. In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... Silver Slugger Award In Major League Baseball, the Louisville Silver Slugger award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position in each league. ...


Prior to the 2006 season, Van Slyke was named first base coach for the Detroit Tigers by manager Jim Leyland, under whom he had played in Pittsburgh. He was doing a radio show in St. Louis before joining Leyland's staff. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... James Richard Leyland (born December 15, 1944, in Perrysburg, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball manager for the Detroit Tigers. ... Radio broadcasts have been a popular entertainment since the 1910s, though popularity has declined a little in some countries since television became widespread. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


During his years with the Pirates, Andy would always come out to center field between innings with a new baseball and tease the crowd, mostly girls. Just before the inning would start he would throw the ball up into the crowd in center field.


Trivia

  • According to statistics found on Baseball Reference.com, in 1985, he was one of five Cardinals to steal at least 30 bases.
  • Has two sons, A.J. and Scott, currently playing professional baseball in the minor leagues. A.J. is in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, while Scott is with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Scott currently plays for the Great Lakes Loons.

1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... League Midwest League Division Eastern Division Year founded 2006 Major League affiliation Los Angeles Dodgers Home ballpark Dow Diamond Previous home ballparks C.O. Brown Stadium City Midland, Michigan Current uniform colors red, black, green, silver Previous uniform colors green, black Logo design The wordmark Loons in red outlined in...

References

  1. ^ Andy Van Slyke Statistics. Retrieved on 2007-02-03.

2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...

External links

  • Official Detroit Tigers Coaching Profile
  • Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis

  Results from FactBites:
 
SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Celebrity win is worth wait for Van Slyke (657 words)
Because Van Slyke was so far behind at the outset, he finished more than 90 minutes ahead of the final group, which included Rypien and first-round leader Grant Fuhr, the NHL Hall of Famer who shared the lead with Van Slyke when he made the turn.
After his round, Van Slyke had time to eat lunch, hit a bunch of 8-irons on the range to prepare for a playoff on the par-3 final hole, and then fidget in his resort room next to the 18th green.
Van Slyke made an 8-foot birdie putt on the last hole to get in the clubhouse at 2-under 140, then had to watch Rypien attempt to sink an 11-footer to force extra holes.
SportsBlurb.com - Interview: A.J. Van Slyke (536 words)
During his next at bat, Van Slyke was hit by a pitch, one pitch after the ball was thrown behind him.
A.J. Van Slyke is the son of 14 year veteran and three time all-star Andy Van Slyke and he is the second of two Van Slyke brothers chosen in the 2005 draft.
Van Slyke, a Ladue, Mo., native, batted.323 while leading the Kansas Jayhawks with 12 home runs and 57 RBI during the 2005 season.
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