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Cal Cooper

Cal Cooper

American baseball player
Cal Cooper
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Intro American baseball player
Was Athlete Baseball player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 11 August 1922, Great Falls, USA
Death 4 July 1994, Clinton, USA (aged 71 years)
Star sign Leo
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Biography

Calvin Asa Cooper (August 11, 1922 – July 4, 1994) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. Cooper appeared in one game for the Washington Senators. Prior to his major league debut and exit, he attended and played for Newberry College. Cooper batted and threw right-handed.

Early life

Cooper was born in 1922 in Great Falls, South Carolina, a small town in the north central portion of the state. As a young man, Cooper served in the US Navy during World War II. After military service, Cooper attended Newberry College, a small Lutheran college in Newberry, South Carolina. At age 26, he was called up from the Triple-A organization of the Washington Senators to play in the majors.

Major League Baseball career

Cooper made his major league debut on September 14, 1948 with the Washington Senators. Cooper competed in one game in 1948, wearing uniform number 16. His major league career thus consisted of pitching one inning, in which he surrendered five hits, allowing five runs including a home run, and walked a batter, before recording three outs. Being his only appearance, he ended his career with his lifetime earned run average (ERA) of 45.00.

After baseball

After his single afternoon in a major league baseball uniform, Cooper returned to South Carolina where he worked as a personnel director at Clinton Mills in the town of Clinton. Cooper died on July 4, 1994, in Clinton, South Carolina. For 28 years prior to his death in 1994, Cooper served as a member of the Laurens County School Board. He is buried at Pinelawn Memory Gardens in Clinton.

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The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 17 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://www.baseball-reference.com/c/coopeca01.shtml
http://www.historicbaseball.com/players/c/cooper_cal.html
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=coopeca01
http://mlb.mlb.com/stats/historical/individual_stats_player.jsp?c_id=mlb&playerID=112650&section1=1&statSet1=1&section2=1&section3=1&statSet3=1&statSet2=1
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