Last night Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier was honored by Arizona State University’s baseball team.
Sun Devil baseball invited two former players and honored them by retiring their jersey numbers. Those two players were Andre Ethier and Dustin Pedroia.
Following high school Ethier played baseball at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, in Gilbert, Arizona and then transferred to Arizona State University his sophomore year of college. While at ASU, Ethier joined their baseball team and with the Sun Devil’s had a career batting average of .371.
In his sophomore year at ASU, he was named to the All-Pac-10 team. Andre finished second on the team with a BA of .363, and in that year he missed almost a month due to a broken thumb. His junior year he again earned All-Pac-10 where he hit .377 with 75 runs scored, 13 doubles, 10 homeruns and 68 RBI’s. The same year he also earned the honor of being named ASU’s Outstanding Defensive Player.
Ethier finished his career with Arizona State University, hitting .371 with 113 runs, 27 doubles and 118 RBI’s. The following year, Andre was drafted by the Oakland Atheltics in the second round of the 2003 MLB Draft.
Since coming up with the Dodgers in 2006, Andre has only added to his already successful baseball career. He is a two time All-Star, Silver Slugger award winner and a Gold Glove winner.
ASU baseball posted a video on Twitter of Ethier and Pedroia throwing out the first pitch before the game with their sons on the field.
Andre Ethier still lives near Phoenix, Arizona and calls this place home. He now also gets to add having his college jersey number 14 retired to his list of accomplishments throughout his baseball career.
Congrats Andre on forever having your number retired by your alma mater!