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George Edward Andrews

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"Ed Andrews' playing is of the sensational order this season, and at present he is the strongest man on the Cincinnati team." - Sporting Life, May 2, 1891

Ed Andrews played eight seasons in the majors, mostly with the Philadelphia Quakers of the National League. In his best year with the bat, he hit .325 for the 1887 Quakers. He also led the 1886 National League in stolen bases.

Andrews was mostly a centerfielder although he often appeared in left field and as a rookie in 1884 was a second baseman.

Ed was born in Ohio and attended Case Western Reserve University. In 1883 he played for the minor league Toledo team, although when Toledo bacame a major league team as part of the 1884 American Association, Ed played instead in the 1884 National League.

After his playing days he served several seasons as a National League umpire. For much of his later life he lived in Florida; for some time he had a pineapple plantation. He encouraged teams to do spring training in Florida, and in 1914 Sporting Life featured his photo in an article called "Florida, the Home of Ed Andrews, The Favorite Spot with Four Major League Teams Billed for That Summery Spot on the Map".

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