11 Facts About Andy Cannizaro


Andrew Lee Cannizaro was born on December 19,1978 and is a former Major League Baseball infielder who played for the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays between 2006 and 2008, and a former head baseball coach for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.


Andy Cannizaro was a two time all-American at Tulane, and a four-year starter.


Andy Cannizaro was called up by the Yankees on September 5,2006, as a September call-up after spending six seasons in the Yankee farm system with the Staten Island Yankees, Tampa Yankees, Trenton Thunder, and Columbus Clippers.


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.


Andy Cannizaro singled in the first at-bat of his career on September 8,2006, against Brian Burres of the Baltimore Orioles, and later scored.


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


On February 19,2018, Andy Cannizaro resigned as the head coach of Mississippi State University's baseball team after it was discovered that he had an extramarital affair with a Mississippi State football staff assistant.


Andy Cannizaro's resignation was accepted immediately by Athletic Director John Cohen.


Andy Cannizaro's resignation came three games into the Diamond Dawgs' season.


On February 22,2019, Holy Cross High School of New Orleans announced that Andy Cannizaro would become the school's head baseball coach starting June 1, replacing Trey Guillot.


Lee Andy Cannizaro attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he played college baseball.