Andrew “Handy Andy” Pafko (1921–2013)

by Hilary Barta

Out in center he proved to be handy
Once, hell-bent, made a shoe-string, a dandy
A bad call, threw a fit
(With the ball still in mitt)
What a gent through and through was our Andy.


At this time of year, there’s no spookier fright than checking out Hilary’s monster-movie limerick site, LimerWrecks.

Published in Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Limerick, Los Angeles Dodgers, Players | Link to this poem | 2 Comments

Andrew “Handy Andy” Pafko (1921–2013): 2 Comments

  1. Hilary Barta wrote,

    Inspiration for this came from my friend and fellow Barballer Jim Siergey, who recounted attending his first major league baseball game and seeing Pafko play. Here’s the link to Jim’s recollection, in which Pafko played a memorable part:

  2. Michael X. Ferraro wrote,


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