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Encyclopedia > Andy Cooper

Andrew Lewis Cooper (Lefty) (April 24, 1898 - June 3, 1941) was an American left-handed pitcher in baseball's Negro Leagues. Born in Waco, Texas, he played primarily for the Detroit Stars and Kansas City Monarchs. He holds the Negro League career record for saves (29). April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... Baseball is a team sport in which a player on one team (the pitcher) attempts to throw a hard, fist-sized ball past a player on the other team (the batter), who attempts to hit the baseball with a tapered, smooth, cylindrical stick called a bat. ... Bud Fowler, the first professional black baseball player with his team from Keokuk, Iowa, the Westerns of Keokuk The Negro leagues were a collection of professional baseball leagues made up of predominantly black teams. ... Waco is the county seat of McLennan County, Texas. ... The Detroit Stars were an American baseball team in the Negro Leagues. ... The Kansas City Monarchs were the longest-running franchise in the history of baseballs Negro Leagues. ... To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. ...


Cooper pitched for the Stars in 1920-27 before he was traded to the Kansas City Monarchs for five players in 1928. He posted a 116-57 record, good for a .671 winning percentage. He often pitched three games in a five-game series, starting two and relieving another.


Cooper's equivalent record per season is 16-8.


He returned to Detroit in 1930 and later managed at Kansas City. He died at age 43 in Waco. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in February 2006. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display... The 2006 elections to select inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame are proceeding in keeping with rules enacted in 2001. ...

This person is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
This person is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 915 KB) Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, Feb. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 915 KB) Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, Feb. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display...

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