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Lorraine, Andrew

Andrew Lorraine

Lorraine's family name was originally Levine; but his grandfather, who served with the British army in Alsace-Lorraine, liked the name Lorraine so much he took it as his own. Andrew's father emigrated from England, where Andrew's uncle is an orthodox rabbi. In his six-year career, he has pitched for the California Angels, the Oakland A's, the Seattle Mariners, both Chicago teams, the Cleveland Indians, and most recently, with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2002.

After spending the 2003 season in the Los Angeles Dodgers' minor league system, Lorraine signed a minor league contract prior to the 2004 season with the two-time defending AL Central champions, Minnesota Twins. In 2005, Lorraine is a member of the Baltimore Orioles organization.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. August 11, 1972

Career Highlights:
In 1990, Lorraine was selected out of high school by the New York Mets in the 38th round of the free agent draft, but chose not to sign because of his family's strong belief in education. After graduating from Stanford, Andrew was then drafted in 1993 in the fourth round by the California Angels. The following year, he made his first appearance with the Angels, pitching in four games, three of them starts. He struggled, going 0-2 with a 10.61 ERA.

But when Andrew returned to the majors the following year, he achieved much better results. Pitching for the Chicago White Sox, he appeared as a reliever in five games, with a fine 3.38 ERA. He then played for the Oakland A's in 1997, going 3-1 in 12 games (six starts). In 1998, Lorraine moved teams again, this time playing with the Seattle Mariners, for whom he had a snazzy ERA of 2.45 in four games.

On April 7 of the 2000 season, while hurling for the Cubs, he struck out five in a victory over Cincinnati. After going 1-2 with Chicago, he was released; he split the rest of the season between the AAA Buffalo Bisons of the International League, where he went a splendid 8-3 with an admirable 3.47 ERA, and their parent Cleveland Indians, where he was 0-0, with an ERA of 3.86. One of Andrew's teammates with Buffalo was catcher, and fellow Jewish player, Jesse Levis.

In 2001, Lorraine signed with the Florida Marlins' AAA affiliate, Calgary of the Pacific Coast League. Andrew had pitched in 29 games (20 starts -- one complete game), and is 9-4 with a 5.16 ERA in 144.2 innings with Calgary; he has 98 strikeouts and only 34 walks. After Calgary's season ended, Andrew played for the Phillies' AAA affiliate, the Scranton Red Barons in the International League's playoffs.

Lorraine returned to the majors in 2002 with the Milwaukee Brewers. On August 29, two days after getting called up from AAA Indianapolis, Andrew started against the Chicago Cubs and got rocked, allowing seven runs (only four were earned) in 3.1 innings. His next appearance also came against the Cubs when he pitched 3.2 innings in relief, but allowed nine earned runs. Lorraine finished the 2002 season with five appearances, a record of 0-1 (he got the loss in his only start) an ERA of 11.25, with ten strikeouts and six walks. The Brewers finished with a record of 56-106, the second worst in baseball (and the worst in the National League).

Lorraine played the 2003 season as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization with AAA affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s. During the season, Lorraine appeared in 30 games (started 27) and finished 8-9 with an ERA of 4.16 for the 51s -- he allowed 73 earned runs in 158.0 innings. One of his teammates in Las Vegas was fellow pitcher Mike Saipe.

Career Dates:
Lorraine pitched for the California Angels, 1994, the Chicago White Sox, 1995, the Oakland A's, 1997, the Seattle Mariners, 1998, the Chicago Cubs, 1999-2000, the Cleveland Indians, 2000, and the Milwaukee Brewers in 2002.


Physical description:
6'3", 205 lbs. Left-handed.

Career Statistics:
(through 2002 season)

Wins: 6
Losses: 11
Winning pct.: .353

ERA: 6.53

Games: 59
Games Started: 26
Complete Games: 2

Innings Pitched: 175.0
Hits Allowed: 218
Bases-on-Balls: 83
Strike Outs: 113

Shut-outs: 1

Relief Pitching
Wins: 0
Losses: 0
Saves: 0

At-bats: 24
Hits: 3
Home Runs: 0
Batting Average: .125

Fielding Statistics
Put-outs: 10
Assists: 15
Errors: 2
Double Plays: 1

Total Chances per Game: n/a
Fielding avg: .926

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