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Walker Cooper


A short bio from the Helmar “This Great Game” card back: There’s a story that when Walker Cooper stepped to the plate for his first at-bat in the major leagues, he watched the first pitch go by, and had the audacity to complain to the umpire about the strike call. The younger Cooper brother (Mort is a pitcher with the Cardinals) is a strong-jawed competitor who takes charge of the game from his station behind the plate. He also whacks the baseball a lot, especially the fastball, which he is known to have a liking for. Few catchers have batted cleanup in the big leagues, but Cooper holds that job for Billy Southworth and the Redbirds, which is why he is frequently among leaders in runs batted in.


Birth Date: January 8, 1915
Birth Location: Atherton, MO
Death Date: April 11, 1991
Death Location: Scottsdale AZ, USA
Weight: 210 lb
Height: 6 ft 3 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: September 25, 1940
Final Game Date: September 20, 1957
Years Played: 21
Games Played: 1,473
At Bats: 4,702
Runs: 573
Hits: 1,341
Doubles: 240
Triples: 40
Home Runs: 173
RBIs: 812
Stolen Bases: 18
Base on Balls: 309
Batting Average: 0.285
Position: Catcher

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