By Mary Lynch
Andrew Nardi, a left-handed pitcher drafted by the Miami Marlins in 2019, was called up to the major leagues this week, debuting on Aug. 16 in a home game against the San Diego Padres.
But it was his second big-league appearance, on Aug. 20, that really sent shivers through Nardi’s family and friends. That’s when Nardi, 24, pitched in his first game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Dodger Stadium.
Nardi is the son of Tony and Liz Nardi, both of whom grew up in Eagle Rock. He is the nephew of Mike Nardi and Paul Nardi and the grandson of Barbara Nardi, a beloved longtime resident of Eagle Rock who passed away last year at age 88.
Nardi, a reliever, pitched the bottom of the sixth inning in the game against the Dodgers. To read how Nardi did on Aug 20, click here.