Although Andy saw limited action as a utility man in '53, had the highest Batting mark on the Yankees and led team in Slugging (.531). He came from the St. Mary's College campus to Kansas City in 1951 to hit .288. Andy hit .284 next year and the Yanks gave him a brief trial in mid-season. He returned in '53 to make the grade.
Last season Andy proved to be a top Yankee. He led the New Yorkers in batting as a Utility man?
And was the biggest eater on the club?a leader at the PLATE both on and off the diamond.
JIMMIE LEROY McDONALD
NEW YORK YANKEES
Born: Grants Pass, Ore., May 17, 1927
Jim toiled in the minor leagues for six seasons before he got a brief trial with the Red Sox in 1950. He went down again but came back with the St. Louis Browns in 1951. He was traded to the Yanks after that season. The high point of his career came when he was a surprise starter and victor in the 1953 World Series.
WILLIAM JOSEPH SKOWRON
1st base NEW YORK YANKEES
Home: Austin, Minnesota
Born: December 30, 1928
Bill's .318 Batting Average at Kansas City in 1953 was the lowest in his 3 pro seasons, chiefly because of an ankle injury. The previous season at K. C., he was named Minor League Player-of-the-Year after hitting .341 and leading the circuit Homers (31), RBI's (134) and Total Bases (344). At Norfolk '52 he topped the Piedmont Loop in Batting with .334.