Andy Santillo


 



Elected : USSSA National Hall of Fame: November 1990, New Orleans, LA.
Inducted : November 1991, Las Vegas, NV.

As a smooth fielding shortstop he led Mazzola Castle to the World Championship in 1977 and was inducted into the USSSA Hall of Fame in the Male Player Category. At 6' 190 lbs. Andy was not only the team captain of Mazzola, but he was their defensive leader. With Andy at shortstop, Mazzola participated in the USSSA World Series four times between 1974 -1977. He played in nine World Tournaments over a 10-year span and was named to the All World Team three times, in 1973, 1975 and 1977.

A Rochester, New York native, Andy played in his very first USSSA Tournament in 1968 in Milwaukee, WI. He complied a .599 batting average in World Tournament play, which was tops in the nation for a player at his position during his ERA. While Andy came through in the clutch at bat, it was his defensive skills that kept his team competitive. He complied a .944 fielding percentage, with 1,941 putouts and 3084 assists out of 5,484 chances during his ten year playing career with the USSSA. Andy complied a .555 Lifetime batting average.