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Andrew Arthur Carey
born Andrew Arthur Hexem

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Third baseman Andy Carey played eleven seasons in the majors is one of the least-remembered regulars on the great New York Yankees teams of the 1950s. With New York, he was a member of four pennant-winning clubs and won two World Series titles.

Carey began his pro career in 1951 with the Kansas City Blues of the American Association and reached the majors with New York early in 1952. He became the Yankees' regular at third base in 1954, when Gil McDougald was moved from third to second, and hit .302 with 8 home runs that summer. He led the American League with 11 triples in 1955 and got his first taste of postseason play that fall, going 1-for-2 in the Yankees' World Series loss to the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Though Carey's production at the plate dipped in 1956, his defense played a key role in Don Larsen's perfect game against the Dodgers in that October's World Series. With one out in the 8th inning, he snagged a Gil Hodges line drive to keep Larsen's perfecto intact, and his team went on to defeat the Dodgers in seven games. After playing on another World Series-losing squad in 1957, he hit 12 home runs during the 1958 season as his club was again World Series champs that year.

Carey lost his starting job with the Yankees in 1959 and was traded to the Kansas City Athletics for Bob Cerv during the 1960 season. He ended his big league career after playing for the Chicago White Sox in 1961 and the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1962.

Carey married actress Lucy Marlow in 1955. His hobby was photography. After baseball he went into the brokerage business in California. Source: Glamor Girl Lucy Marlow.

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