24 Facts About Andy Cannizaro

1. Andy Cannizaro was the Yankees' seventh-round selection in the 2001 MLB draft, and he played in the organization for seven seasons.

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2. Andy Cannizaro saved my career and I am forever grateful.

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3. Andy Cannizaro was hired at LSU in 2014 after serving as a New York Yankees scout for five years.

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4. Andy Cannizaro has the team playing for the SEC West title and a possible share of the SEC crown this weekend against LSU but this team didn't have stellar expectations from anyone outside of Starkville when the season started.

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5. Andy Cannizaro knows he wouldn't have been in the conversation for the Mississippi State job if he would have been named the head coach at his alma mater.

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6. Andy Cannizaro was a popular name among fans and ultimately interviewed for the job before Tulane went with Vanderbilt assistant coach Travis Jewett.

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7. Andy Cannizaro entered fall ball at LSU as the Tigers hitting coach.

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8. Andy Cannizaro is back in a super regional against the Tigers—this time in the dugout as head coach.

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9. Andy Cannizaro said Tuesday in a university release that "unfortunately, I made some poor decisions.

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10. Andy Cannizaro is in his second year at Mississippi State and took the Bulldogs to a Super Regional in 2017.

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11. Andy Cannizaro remains the C-USA all-time leader in career hits and career stolen bases.

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12. Andy Cannizaro was the Yankees' seventh-round selection in the 2001 MLB Draft, and he played in the organization for seven seasons, reaching the Major League level in September 2006.

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13. Andy Cannizaro has excelled in identifying talent at every stop of his career, including six years as a scout for the New York Yankees and two years as a Southeastern Conference assistant coach.

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14. Andy Cannizaro replaced John Cohen, who is the school's athletic director.

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15. Andy Cannizaro is in his 2nd yr at Mississippi State and took the Bulldogs to a Super Regional in 2017.

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16. Andy Cannizaro was 27 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 5, 2006, with the New York Yankees.

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17. Andy Cannizaro was born on Tuesday, December 19, 1978, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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18. Andy Cannizaro played in his first major league game on September 5, 2006, [4] playing at shortstop for two innings, without an at-bat, against the Kansas City Royals.

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19. Andy Cannizaro has a wife and two young children with a third on the way.

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20. Andy Cannizaro reportedly made the move after what he called "poor decisions.

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21. Andy Cannizaro seemed to have had what it took on the field, too.

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22. On February 19, 2018, Andy Cannizaro resigned as the head coach of Mississippi State University's baseball team for having had an affair with a Mississippi State football staff assistant.

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23. In 2014, Andy Cannizaro was named hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at LSU.

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24. Andy Cannizaro played in his first major league game on September 5, 2006, playing at shortstop for two innings, without an at-bat, against the Kansas City Royals.

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