Fred Andrus

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Frederick Hotham Andrus

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 185 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

"Signed to a trial contract of three months, Fred was working and worrying his way through each training session with an abnormal mixture of moxie and anxiety." - from the book The League That Lasted, which cited a New York Clipper article from April 1876

Fred Andrus was the only rookie on the 1876 Chicago White Stockings. He was not the youngest player, but he was the only one without National Association experience. He appeared in eight games for the team, which won the pennant in the first year of the National League.

His .306 batting average was below the team average of .337 but well above the league average of .265.

He returned many years later to play one more game for the team on July 4, 1884. Cap Anson, who had been on the team in 1876, was still there in 1884. Andrus was one year older than Anson. In that 1884 game, he pitched and won.

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