Andy Tracy, a native of Bowling Green, Ohio, is the top home-run hitter in BGSU baseball history, with 45 in his career. An All-MAC and All-Mideast Region First-Team selection as a senior in 1996, he led the MAC and finished ninth in the nation in slugging percentage that spring (.777), while ranking among the conference leaders in virtually every offensive category. A four-year starter on the diamond, Tracy started his career with a bang, being named the MAC’s Freshman of the Year in 1993. He was an all-league honorable-mention choice as both a freshman and a soph. As a junior in ’95, he tied the school seasonal record with 15 homers, including four in a seven-inning contest vs. Wright State. Primarily a third baseman, Tracy also pitched in each of his four years at BG.
Additionally, Tracy was a four-year letterwinner in football, earning all-league honorable mention as a senior punter in 1995. That fall, he averaged 41.7 yards per kick to rank third in the MAC. Tracy finished his gridiron career with an average of 40.4 yards per boot. He still ranks sixth in BGSU career history in both punting yardage and average. His name, of course, remains throughout the baseball record book as well, as Tracy is still tied for the BGSU career lead in homers, and ranks among the all-time top 10 in runs scored, total bases, walks and RBI.
He has played professional baseball since leaving BGSU, including stops in the major leagues with Montreal and Colorado.
He was inducted to the BGSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006.
(Information on this page courtesy bgsufalcons.com press release, July 21, 2006.)