Wednesday, October 9, 2013

RIP, Andy Pafko

More sad news to report - former Milwaukee Brave (and Wisconsin native) Andy Pafko has passed away at the age of 92.

Although he was never a Brewer, Pafko came up through the Milwaukee Brewers farm system, starting out with Eau Claire before moving to Madison and then Green Bay. In 1942, Pafko came close to earning a spot patrolling Borchert Field's expansive center field, but was optioned to their farm team in Macon, Georgia by the end of Spring Training. From there he was sold to the Pacific Coast League's Los Angeles Angels.

Pafko made his major league debut with the Cubs, played parts of two seasons with the Dodgers, and then finally came to Milwaukee with the Braves in 1953.

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