Thursday, May 31, 2012

Player Profile: Andy Ashby

I have 42 Andy Ashby cards. This one is from 1997 Collectors Choice.

Player Profile: Andy Ashby pitched fourteen seasons in the major leagues, mostly for the Phillies and Padres. He won 98 games, including 17 for the pennant-winning 1998 Padres. A two-time All-Star, he led the NL in starts in 1995 and shutouts in 1999.

My memories: I think of him more as a Phillie as that’s the team he came up with, but he actually pitched more and had better success as a Padre.

Where he is now: Coaching youth baseball.

Google Autocomplete results: He is first when you type Andy As, ahead of Andy Ashforth, CEO of AP Construction. Another prominent Andy Ashby is a dentist in Baltimore.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Tucker Ashford.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, Andy was a good number 2 starter for the Friars, usually behind Andy Benes, Joey Hamilton, or Kevin Brown. Glad to see him getting some love! That '98 Padres team was a great one.