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Andy Stewart

Andy Stewart (Inducted 2004)

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Andy attended BCI from 1984 to 87. During that time he played on the boys' volleyball teams and joined the Brockville Bunnies Baseball Team for three seasons learning to be a catcher. He made his major league debut with the Kansas City Royals in 1997, getting his first major league hit in his first at bat against the Chicago White Sox.

Andy played a total of eleven years in professional baseball, appearing in 898 games with 3090 at bats and a career bating average of .280 with 71 home runs and 433 runs batted in. His minor league career included stops in the Gulf Coast League, the Florida State League, the Carolina League, the Texas League, the Pacific Coast League and the Eastern League. In 1994, he finished third in batting average, tied for first in slugging percentage, fifth in on base percentage and was named an All Star as his team won the Carolina League Championship. His career high season batting average of .338 was with Wichita in 1998 where he also lead all league catchers with a .988 fielding percentage.

Andy played for Canada at the 1999 Pan-American Games, leading the team in batting (.452 average) and was tournament leader in runs scored, hits and RBI's while hitting four home runs. Canada won the Bronze Medal with a victory over Mexico and Andy was named Canadian Team MVP.

He served as bullpen catcher and catching instructor for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2000 and 2001. He began his Managing career with Williamsport of the New York-Penn League in 2002, and won the League Championship in his second season.

In 2004 Andy joined the Canadian Olympic Baseball Team and competed in the Athens Olympics batting .419. The Canadian team had two heartbreaking losses and finished fourth in the Olympics.

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