Arts & Culture
4:54 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Remembering "Handy" Andy Pafko, Former Milwaukee Brave

Andy Pafko's 1955 Bowman Gum baseball card
Credit Bowman Gum

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews former Milwaukee Brave Andy Pafko. He died this week at 92.

Former Milwaukee Brave Andy Pafko has died. 

The native of Boyceville, Wisconsin, played outfield, and occasionally third base, for 17 seasons.  He played in both of the Braves’ trips to the World Series. He also played for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1952 World Series, and for the Cubs in their last trip to the series, in 1945.

Along the way, his teammates included players like Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Duke Snider and Eddie Mathews.

We had a chance to visit with Andy Pafko at his home in northern Illinois four years ago as he reminisced about his playing days, starting with how he got his nickname, "Handy Andy."

Pafko died Tuesday at a nursing home in Michigan at the age of 92.