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Walker Cooper

Walker Cooper

Position(s):
C
Nicknames:
Walk
Born:
January 8, 1915
Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6' 3"
Weight:
210 lbs
Major League Debut:
9-25-1940 with SLN

Walker Cooper


Career Batting Stats
G AB H R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OBP OPS OPS+
1473 4702 1341 573 173 812 18 .285 .464 .332 .796 111.5

 

Where does Walker Cooper rank among baseball greats?

Walker Cooper ranks among the Top 50 all-time at C. Rankings ?

Born
William Walker Cooper was born on January 8, 1915, in Atherton, MO.

 

Died
April 11, 1991, Scottsdale, AZ

 

Batted:  Right
Threw:  Right

 

Major League Debut
September 25,1940

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Harry Walker
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Nicknames
Walk

 

Hall of Fame Voting
Year Election Votes Pct
1968 BBWAA 8 2.8%
1969 BBWAA 5 1.5%
1970 BBWAA 9 3.0%
1971 BBWAA 7 1.9%
1972 BBWAA 8 2.0%
1973 BBWAA 8 2.1%
1974 BBWAA 9 2.5%
1975 BBWAA 13 3.6%
1976 BBWAA 56 14.4%
1977 BBWAA 45 11.7

 

Post-Season Appearances
1942 World Series
1943 World Series
1944 World Series

 

Batting Feats

  • July 6, 1949: 15 Total Bases...

  • July 6, 1949: 10 RBI...

Injuries and Explanation for Missed Playing Time
Cooper suffered many injuries in 1946, and was eventually shut down in mid-September and sent to a medical clinic with blood poisoning in his left leg.

All-Star Selections
1942 NL
1943 NL
1944 NL
1946 NL
1947 NL
1948 NL
1949 NL
1950 NL

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