Andy Hawkins

Kuke Reynoso

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Subject:     Andy Hawkins

First usage:    06/28/2010  Credit: Bill Lehecka, et al.

Meaning:    On July 1, 1990, Hawkins pitched a no-hitter for the Yankees against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park but lost the game. Hawkins dominated the White Sox into the eighth inning, but after retiring the first two batters, Sammy Sosa reached on a fielding error by Yankees third baseman Mike Blowers. After Hawkins loaded the bases by walking the next two batters, Robin Ventura lofted a fly ball to left field. Rookie Jim Leyritz, fighting a blustery wind, had the ball glance off his glove for an error, allowing all three baserunners to score. The next batter, Ivan Calderón, hit a fly ball to right field, which Jesse Barfield  lost in the sun and dropped for another error, allowing Ventura to score. The Yankees could not score in the ninth, giving Hawkins the loss despite not allowing a hit.

APHFTMBE Usage:    Think of him as one of those random guys in the police line-up.  When you're not sure who to blame, blame Andy Hawkins.  [rant]