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Nate Andrews 1939 American Association All-Star Game Cap

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Browns GM Bill DeWitt called Nate Andrews "the best pitcher in the American Association" and "a victim of circumstances." The talented Cardinals prospect had trouble breaking into the majors because the Gas House Gang pitching staff ran deep, so he toiled in the St. Louis farm system for 7 years. Finally, in 1939, Andrews posted a 17-9 record with a 2.70 ERA for the Columbus Red Birds, which earned him both the starting nod in the American Association All-Star Game and a promotion to the Big Show. But the Cards soon shipped him off to the Browns, who sent him to the Indians, who unloaded him to the Reds, who gave him up to Casey Stengel's Braves—where he averaged 15 wins from 1943 to 1944 and was selected to the '44 Mid-Summer Classic. Andrews retired in 1946. According to our consignor, this patriotic 1939 American Association All-Star Game cap came out of Nate Andrews' estate, after his death in 1991. Condition is about VG overall with general wear and toning.

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