Andy Cooper

Birthdate 4/24/1898
Death Date 6/3/1941
Debut Year 1920
Year of Induction 2006
Teams Negro Leagues
Position Pitcher

A left-handed control specialist, Andy Cooper pitched for the Detroit Stars and KC Monarchs in a playing career that spanned more than 2 decades.

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Negro Leaguer Andy Cooper was elected to the Hall in 2006; his autograph is not in the collection.

Negro Leaguer Andy Cooper was elected to the Hall in 2006; his autograph is not in the collection.

From 1920-1941 Andy Cooper was one of the top southpaws in the Negro Leagues. Cooper was part of four championship teams during his 22-year playing career. HeĀ died more than six decades before his induction into the baseball Hall of Fame. Cooper’s autograph remains elusive for even the most a
2006 National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum yearbook cover featuring Andy Cooper

2006 National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum yearbook cover featuring Andy Cooper

In 2005, the Hall of Fame put together a special screening committee to find people associated with the Negro Leagues who were most deserving of induction. An original list of 94 nominees was cut to 29 candidates and finally 17 new members of the Hall of Fame to be inducted in 2006. The cover of the

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