Had a tremendous youth career beginning in the Firestone Park little league and then with Akron Mohawks (G) State champs '50; '51 state champs) pitched and won all four State final games); Akron Yankee Jrs. G state champs '53; Akron Yankee Srs. State runnerup '54-55 and Annunciation summer league champs '55. Was a three-year letterman at Garfield High, led Presidents to '54 co-title and '55 title. At Akron U, coach Russ Beichly said Andy and Dave Young were the best righty-lefty combo in Zip history. Was 4-0, 2.52 ERA in '57 and 5-2, 0.79 ERA in '58. In AA action, Andy hurled for Akron Merchants, champion Krispy Kreme, Zoff's Heating and champion Black Label and made two All-Star teams. Played one year for Pirates class D, Salem, VA Appalachian League team, 6-3, 3.60 ERA and beat league champion, Johnston Phillies, four times before beginning a 22-year career in the Air Force where the talented righthander finished his career on the mound.