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Category: Baseball

Highlights: Andy Van Slyke is a retired outfielder who played in the majors from 1983-1995, primarily for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates. During his career, he won five Gold Glove and two Silver Slugger awards.

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Andy Van Slyke is a former MLB outfielder and coach. He enjoyed a 13-year playing career from 1983-1995, most notably with the Pittsburgh Pirates, for whom he played from 1987-1994. With Pittsburgh, Van Slyke became the team’s starting centerfielder and was a three-time All-Star in 1988, 1992 and 1993. In 1988, Van Slyke recorded 25 home runs, 100 RBI and a .288 batting average. He placed fourth in NL MVP voting for the year. In 1993, he again placed fourth in MVP voting behind a 14-home run, 89-RBI campaign in which he had a .324 batting average while hitting a career-high 45 doubles. In 1988 and 1992, he also won Silver Slugger awards.

From 1988-1992, Van Slyke earned five consecutive Gold Gloves as his reputation of having an exceptionally strong arm grew. In a 10-year period from 1985-1994, he was routinely at the top of the leaderboard in outfield assists, throwing out 10-plus batters from the outfield in four straight years from 1985-1988. Van Slyke began his career with St. Louis, playing for the Cardinals from 1983-1986. After leaving the Pirates in 1994, he finished his career in 1995 with both the Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies.

After his playing days, Van Slyke served as a first base coach in Detroit and Seattle. Van Slyke is the author of two sports books, Tiger Confidential: The Untold Inside Story of the 2008 Season and The Curse: Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Or Do They?

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