I met Andy around 1964 when I was 10 or 11. I ended up going to his camp near Medicine Bow Wyoming the year it opened. He was a very nice man who cared a lot about all the kids at the camp. Lot's of good memories! RIP!
I was a kid during the 1950's in Brooklyn,NY as a Yankee (not a Dodger) fan. I often took the subway to the Bronx to attend Yankee games. My favorite Yankee was Andy Carey. I was saddened to find out that he had passed away at the end of last year. I was heartened to learn that he lived a full life and has such a loving family. Sorry we never met Andy. (I live just down the 5 in Laguna Niguel.) Maybe we will finally meet in that Field of Dreams in the sky
My (then) husband and I became friends with Andy through his sister, Sandi and her (then) husband in Alameda. It was a friendship that formed instantly, as Andy was an avid hunter and so was Denny. He was also an avid golfer, and enjoyed playing with Denny and receiving some "lessons" at the same time. He spent time at our home, and was always delightfully entertaining with stories about hunting trips taken with Billy Martin and Mickey Mantle.
He had a wicked sense of humor, and was quite the practical joker...had a "For Sale" sign put in our front yard while we were away. We helped surprise him at a party for his 50th b'day, and he rewarded us by placing an artificial talking parrot in the tree outside our bedroom window...no sleep that night!
He once took a replica poster of the Yankee pinstripes to an old-timers game, had it signed by the likes of Reggie Jackson and other hall-of-famers and presented it to our son, who at the time was a 12-year old Yankee fan. Now, my grandson, who's first little league team was the Yankees, has the poster.
We fell out of touch when all of our lives took different directions, but he will always remain in our hearts as first, a good friend, and second, a great ball player. RIP, Andy...my sincere condolences to Sandi and the rest of your family. I'm sure they miss you.
I met Mr. Carey at a card show in Baltimore. He was extraordinarily kind and a childhood hero of mine. Rest in peace.
Andy was a real idol for me growing up. He is resting now in peace with all the angels and with all the great giants of his day. He was a great man of his times and stands taller above us; looking down; blessing his loved ones and the players of the future. I admire him for the man and player he was. God bless you Andy.
I contacted Andy a few years ago, asking for an autograph from another Carey, and he sent me a signed photo with a great inscription from a "relative" - one of the greatest items in my entire collection! A true gentleman!
It was definitely an emotional day to say the least but the actual ceremony we had for dad yesterday couldn't have been more perfect. On the way out to sea there must have been at least a hundred dolphins out and about. And at least ten were right underneath us jumping out of the water.. The captain said in all the years of him doing this, "I have never seen such a thing." It was unreal. And I will never forget it. On the way back in, there were at least thirty or so pelicans (one of my dads favorite birds) that flew right over us. My sister sang "Wind beneath my wings" and well... It was just so peaceful, surreal, and truly unforgettable.. just like my father. You're home now daddy! You are "Safe!" at home. I hope you slid right into "home plate" in Heaven. I am so so very proud of you. I love you always. Forever your baby girl,
Andy was one of my heros, growing up in the 50's. He was a true Yankee and it's difficult to acknowledge that he, and so many of his teammates are gone. I trust they are enjoying their reunion.
A class Act
you are now with the other great ones
I'm emailing from Canada to say as a kid I followed the game closely and remember Andy Carey well. I had the opportunity to contact him twice and he answered queationnaires regarding the years he spent in baseball. Andy Carey, one of my Baseball Card Heroes.
Had the opportunity to meet and have dinner with Andy a few times in the 1990s in LA...very nice man, a gentleman...loved hearing the old Yankee day stories..I grew up in the Bronx and loved the 1950s when Andy was at third base, Gil McDougald was at SS, Billy Martin at 2nd, Joe Collins and Moose Skowron at first, with Hank Bauer in right, Mickey in center and Hector Lopez or Norm Siebern or others in LF and of course, Yogi behind home plate. A different time at old Yankee Stadium. Hopefully Bob Sheppard is ready to intro Andy in his deserved spot in Heaven. RIP my friend. And thanks for being a classy guy.
I attended Andy`s & Art Riekle`s baseball camp, in Wyoming. Andy was such a nice & knowedgeable man. I shan`t forget the two summers I spent in his baseball camp.
I went to Andy`s & Art Riekle`s baseball camp in Wyoming. Andy & his wife were such nice people to me. I shall never forget my wonderful two summers attending & working there. My prayers are with the family. Ed (wildcat) Pence (EL Dorado, Ks.)
I saw Andy play many games with the Yanks, and am sorry to read of his passing. He was a good Yankee...
To the the family of Andy Carey - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
Andy and I had many wonderful years together. He was such a great influence on my childern. I always loved his great humor and fun tricks he played. Elizabeth, Chris and Jennifer. I am putting special thoughts out for you. I loved your dad and will miss knowing he is not with us any longer. I wish you all peace. Jeremy and Ryan are saddened by the loss. RIP Andy!
I have been told that Mickey recieved the number six when he first came up to the majors....he struggled so terribly that the Yankees sent him back down to the minors for a short while. In the mean time, Mr. Carey came to the club and was given the number 6 while Mickey was in the minors....that's how Mickey ended up with number 7, the number he was given when he got back up to the big club. From what I've read and have been told, Mr. Carey was fine third basemen and was a good teammate. It's sad to see so many of the players of that era pass on. Rest in peace, Mr. Carey....remember, just play two steps behind the bag and watch those short hoppers. Old Pete Sheahy'll have your uniform ready for you....
andy was a gracious guest when i promoted the perfect game 40th anniversary reunion in 1996 in las vegas. the fans were delighted to meet him . rip andy,,,don
May the "Hearer of prayer" be with your family and friends in helping you cope with your loss. Psalm 65:2Texas
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr Carey. May you find comfort and peace from the assurance at Psalm 147:3..says He is healing the broken hearted ones, and binding up their painful spots. Continue to cherish the wonderful memories he left.
Andy was one of my favorites on a tean loaded with talent. Jim Dellenback Sandwich Il.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the Carey Family in their time of grief. At times like these, drawing close to 'God in prayer is what will