Posted by Mack Ade at 4:00 PM
Andy was a friend of mine, but he was my brother's best friend.
We grew up together on the border of Richmond Hill and Ozone Park. We lived on 95th avenue, between 106th and 107th street. Andy lived on 97th avenue, between 107th and 108th street. In between was Mickey's house, but that's another story.
Andy married Eileen. My brother married her best friend, Maureen. That's what you did in those days.
He went on to write for the old Sport Magazine and he visited with us a few years back here at Mack's Mets. It's an email worth re-printing once again:
Andy played golf with his buddies down in Florida and felt a little flushed. They rushed him to the hospital but he was dead of a heart attack. Eileen said he went quickly without pain.
My brother, Mickey, and Andy had their own softball team and they were they guys that wore red pants. He will live forever in my memories.