Ah, they young left hander, smiling and confident, ready for action in his fresh new uniform and cap. And his watch? I wonder if anyone ever pitched with their watch on.
Andy's 3rd major league appearance, and 2nd start, just happened to be on July 28, 1994. Oh yeah, he faced Kenny Rogers that day. Kenny pitched a perfect game.
Just over 5 years later, on Aug 6 1999, Andy had by far his best game when he pitched a 3 hit shutout for the Cubs vs the Astros in the 2nd game of a doubleheader. It was his season debut, but sadly his good form wouldn't last.
At some point Andy ended up in Italy, where he pitched a no hitter for De Angelis Godo vs Avigliani Baseball. Who knew? He also pitched in Taiwan.
As you can see, a nice signature on this card from a friendly guy. Andy ended up with 106 minor league wins, and although he only won 6 times in the bigs, that's 6 more than 99.999% of people will ever get.