- 1B, DH
- December 20, 1949
- 6' 2"
- 165 lbs
- Major League Debut:
- 9-08-1971 with BOS
- Allstar Selections:
- 1979 GG, 1980 GG, 1980 SS, 1981 SS, 1982 SS, 1983 RC
Quotes About Cecil Cooper
"He's one of the finest gentlemen I've ever known. I loved having him as a player." — Bud Selig, on Cecil Cooper
Best Season: 1980
Had it not been for George Brett, Cooper would have easily won the batting title and probably been better recognized for a super season. He hit .352 (well below Brett's .390), good for second in the league, and led the loop in RBI and total bases. He also garnered a Gold Glove Award for his play at first base.
Players Who Hit Three Homers in One Game, and Last Homer was a Game-Ender
05/30/1958: Walt Moryn, Cubs
06/26/1958: Hector Lopez, A's
04/21/1959: Don Demeter, Dodgers
07/27/1979: Cecil Cooper, Brewers
05/04/1980: Otto Velez, Jays
07/31/1991: Jack Clark, Red Sox
04/15/2001: Todd Hollandsworth, Rockies
04/16/2006: Albert Pujols, Cardinals
Source: David Vincent, SABR Home Run Expert
1975 American League Championship Series
1975 World Series
1981 American League Division Playoffs
1982 American League Championship Series
1982 World Series
Awards and Honors
1979 AL Gold Glove
1980 AL Gold Glove
- July 27, 1979: 3 HR...
22 games (1980)
16 games (1979)
16 games (1980)
15 games (1980)
Best Strength as a Player
Largest Weakness as a Player
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