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    RIP Andy Etchebarren

    My favorite Oriole when I was a kid. Took a lot of shit because of it but I didn't care. Andy played the game as it should be by a catcher. He was gritty, had an accurate and strong arm. He had the respect of the pitchers and coaches. Saved Frank Robinson's life at a pool party once. The only autograph on my old catcher's mitt (twice) as a player then again as coach. Talked with him a few years ago after my BIL sat next to him on a plane ride and told him I was his biggest fan. When they got off the plane Andy called me on his cell phone and we talked for 15 minutes or so. Another great (to me) from my childhood gone. Damn. Rest in Peace Andy and thank you for the memories.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Olney, MD (Baltimore native)

    Re: RIP Andy Etchebarren

    I know itís been 20 months since his passing, but your post deserves a reply. Didnít realize Etchebarren was a rookie catcher in 1966. Most likely he was a major factor in contributing to the 33 consecutive scoreless innings of that World Series which has to be the most dominating postseason performance by a teamís pitching and (errorless) defense combined.


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