April 13, 2012
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Andy Replogle, an All-American for Kansas State baseball in 1973, passed away Tuesday at the age of 58.
One of the top pitchers in K-State baseball history, Replogle went 7-4 with a 2.75 ERA in 12 games during his All-American campaign. The right-hander started the season 0-3, but reeled off seven victories in his next eight decisions as he was 5-1 in Big Eight games. Among his wins was a one-hitter against Colorado, a two-hitter against Kansas, a three-hitter against Oklahoma State and a four-hitter against Iowa State.
Replogle, whose only loss to a conference opponent came in an extra-inning affair against Big Eight Champion Oklahoma, still holds school records for career complete games (25), career wins (25) and career strikeouts (223).
The Fort Wayne, Ind., native was drafted in the fourth round of the 1972 MLB Draft by the New York Mets but did not sign. He was drafted again in the ninth round in 1975 by the St. Louis Cardinals. Replogle broke into the Major Leagues with Milwaukee in 1978, earning a 9-5 record with a 3.92 ERA in 32 games, including 18 starts.
Replogle is survived by his fiancée Sandra L. Johnsmeyer, his parents William E. Replogle and Queen L. Replogle, and his brothers Randall W. Replogle and Daniel T. Replogle, among others. The memorial service is set for Saturday, April 14, at the Harvey-Engelhardt Chapel in Ft. Myers, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Memory of Andy to the South Fort Myers Little League; 13300 S. Cleveland Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33907 or to the San Carlos Park Fire Protection and Rescue Unit, 19591 Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33913. Please visit www.fullermetz.com to leave the family a condolence.