Andrew McNally

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Andrew McNally

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.

Andrew McNally pitched four years in the minors and two in Australian leagues. His most notable accomplishment, though, was his appearance in the Olympics.

College and Australia[edit]

McNally debuted in Australia in the 1991-1992 Australian Baseball League, going 5-1 with two saves and a 5.37 ERA while working primarily as a starter for his hometown Perth Heat. He then headed to the University of Hawaii. In 1993, he was 9-5 with a 3.18 ERA and walked only 26 in 137 innings. He was second in the Western Athletic Conference in ERA but was left off of the All-Conference team. Andrew pitched for Australia in the 1994 Baseball World Cup, going 1-0 with a 11.74 ERA in two games. He allowed four runs in five innings in a win over Colombia but allowed 6 in 2 2/3 IP in a no-decision (Australia lost the game) against Taiwan. In his junior year, McNally had a 5-4, 4.69 record with 19 walks but 88 hits allowed in 79 innings.

Australia and Olympics[edit]

Returning to Australia for the 1995-1996 Australian Baseball League, McNally was 5-3 with a 5.86 ERA in 12 games for the Brisbane Bandits, only walking 10 in 58 1/3 IP. He also represented Australia in the 1996 Olympics, going 0-1 with a pitiful 30.38 ERA, second-worst on the team ahead of Simon Sheldon-Collins. He allowed 10 hits and 4 walks in 2 2/3 IP over four appearances.

Minor leagues[edit]

McNally signed with the Cleveland Indians as an undrafted free agent. In 1997, he was 2-3 with 8 saves amd a 2.87 ERA for the Watertown Indians. He allowed just 23 hits in 31 1/3 IP while striking out 37 as the club's closer. In 1998, the Australian right-hander did a solid job for the Columbus RedStixx, with a 2-2, 8 save, 3.00 recod in 38 outings. He struck out 53 in 45 innings while splitting closer duties with Greg Pirkl.

In 1999, McNally moved to the independent leagues with the Allentown Ambassadors, posting a 1.91 ERA in 17 games, going 3-0. He struggled in 2000 with Allentown, with a 10.80 ERA in two games. In 2001, he had one save and a 9.64 ERA in 6 games, allowing 21 hits in 14 innings for the Ambassadors to conclude his career.