Erratic in the field, Andrews had some sting at bat. Oakland picked him up in mid-1973 as a backup second baseman for the pennant drive, but when he made two key WS errors, owner Charlie Finley maneuvered him onto the disabled list, enraging teammates, fans, press, and Commissioner Bowie Kuhn. Andrews was reinstated and received a standing ovation at Shea Stadium. Angry at Finley for provoking the embarrassing incident, A’s manager Dick Williams resigned during the off-season. Mike’s brother Rob later played in the NL.