Elbert DeVore Andrews
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E. DeVore Andrews, who pitched briefly in the major leagues with the Philadelphia Athletics, died on Nov. 25, 1979 in Greenwood, S.C., following a brief illness. He was 78.
He made his major league debut on May 1, 1925 with the Athletics. It was also the debut game for another Philadelphia player - 17-year-old Jimmie Foxx. Andrews pitched in his last major league game on June 12.
Andrews graduated from Bailey Military Academy (Greenwood) in 1920 and from Furman University in 1923 where he played on the school's baseball team.
Following his professional career, he returned to Greenwood to run a wholesale grocery business that he had been involved with since 1915. From 1938-1944, he managed Long Motor Lines.
Two years after his major league appearances, he became mayor of Greenwood, position he held for two terms (1927-1931, 1935-1941).
At the time of his death, he was the owner and operator of DeVore Andrews Company in Greenwood.
Sources: Total Baseball, (Greenwood,S.C.) Index-Journal obituary (11/26/1979)