(Handy Andy or Pruschka)
Positions: Outfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.
Born: February 25, 1921 in Boyceville, WI
High School: Boyceville HS (Boyceville, WI)
Debut: September 24, 1943 (Age 22.211, 7,526th in MLB history)
vs. PHI 3 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1944 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Braves/Dodgers 1943-1959
Last Game: September 29, 1959 (Age 38.216)
vs. LAD 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: October 8, 2013 in Bridgman, MI
Buried: St. Luke Cemetery, Chicago, IL
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