Mort Cooper Stats

Mort Cooper was born on Sunday, March 2, 1913, in Atherton, Missouri. Cooper was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 14, 1938, with the St. Louis Cardinals. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Mort Cooper baseball stats page.

"This great pitcher (Mort Cooper) used to chew aspirins on the mound to dull the pain caused by bone chips in his elbow. Mort had a very good fastball and good fork ball. He didn't walk anybody. It was a pleasure to play behind him because he knew where he was going to pitch the hitters and you could play them accordingly, confident of Cooper's control." - Stan Musial in Stan Musial: The Man's Own Story (Musial & Boe Broeg, 1964)
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Birth Name:
Morton Cecil Cooper
Nickname:
Mort
Born On:
03-02-1913  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Atherton, Missouri
Year of Death Data Died On:
11-17-1958 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Cemetery:
Salem Cemetery, Independence, Missouri
High School:
Chrisman High School (Independence, MO)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
210
First Game:
09-14-1938 (Age 25)
Last Game:
05-07-1949
Draft:
Not Applicable
Mort Cooper

Mort Cooper Pitching Stats

G
GS
GF
W
L
PCT
ERA
CG
SHO
SV
IP
BFP
H
ER
R
HR
BB
IBB
SO
WP
HB
BK
HLD
25
3
1
2
1
.667
3.04
1
0
1
23.2
102
17
8
11
1
12
-
11
0
1
0
-
26
26
12
12
6
.667
3.25
7
2
4
210.2
919
208
76
94
6
97
-
130
4
2
1
-
27
29
6
11
12
.478
3.63
16
3
3
230.2
992
225
93
103
12
86
-
95
5
3
2
-
28
25
2
13
9
.591
3.91
12
0
0
186.2
800
175
81
88
15
69
-
118
7
3
0
-
29
35
1
22
7
.759
1.78
22
10
0
278.2
1,100
207
55
73
9
68
-
152
5
5
0
-
30
32
5
21
8
.724
2.30
24
6
3
274.0
1,109
228
70
81
5
79
-
141
4
5
2
-
31
33
1
22
7
.759
2.46
22
7
1
252.1
1,023
227
69
74
6
60
-
97
0
5
1
-
32
3
0
2
0
1.000
1.52
1
0
0
23.2
97
20
4
7
1
7
-
14
0
1
0
-
32
11
9
7
4
.636
3.35
4
1
1
78.0
329
77
29
35
4
27
-
45
0
1
0
-
33
27
1
13
11
.542
3.12
15
4
1
199.0
805
181
69
76
16
39
-
83
2
0
1
-
34
7
1
2
5
.286
4.05
2
0
0
46.2
198
48
21
26
2
13
-
15
0
2
0
-
34
8
0
1
5
.167
7.12
2
0
0
36.2
171
51
29
32
7
13
-
12
0
0
0
-
36
0
0
0
0
.000
Infinity
0
0
0
0.0
3
2
3
3
1
1
-
0
1
0
0
-
G
GS
GF
W
L
PCT
ERA
CG
SHO
SV
IP
BFP
H
ER
R
HR
BB
IBB
SO
WP
HB
BK
HLD
11 Years
295
239
39
128
75
.631
2.97
128
33
14
1,840.2
7,648
1,666
607
703
85
571
-
913
28
28
7
-
Mort Cooper

Mort Cooper Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1938 25 Cardinals 4 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 3 1 - 0 0 .222 .222 .333
1939 26 Cardinals 47 69 4 16 3 0 2 0 11 1 - 13 6 - 0 3 .232 .243 .362
1940 27 Cardinals 38 83 5 13 2 0 0 0 3 1 - 22 7 - 0 3 .157 .167 .181
1941 28 Cardinals 29 70 4 13 0 0 0 0 5 4 - 10 1 - 0 1 .186 .230 .186
1942 29 Cardinals 37 103 6 19 1 0 0 0 7 3 - 21 7 - 0 0 .184 .208 .194
1943 30 Cardinals 37 100 7 17 3 0 1 0 11 2 - 14 5 - 0 2 .170 .186 .230
1944 31 Cardinals 34 94 9 19 3 0 0 0 13 7 - 12 4 - 0 2 .202 .257 .234
1945 32 Cardinals 4 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 - 1 1 - 0 0 .333 .500 .333
1945 32 Braves 20 26 5 6 0 0 1 0 7 0 - 3 0 - 0 0 .231 .231 .346
1946 33 Braves 28 67 5 14 1 0 1 0 7 2 - 14 8 - 0 2 .209 .232 .269
1947 34 Braves 10 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 3 1 - 0 1 .000 .071 .000
1947 34 Giants 8 14 3 6 2 0 1 0 3 0 - 2 2 - 1 0 .429 .467 .786
1949 36 Cubs 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
11 Years 297 654 50 127 16 0 6 0 68 23 - 118 43 - 1 14 .194 .223 .246
Mort Cooper

Mort Cooper Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1938 Cardinals P 4 3 71 11 2.8 10 2 8 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 3.80
1939 Cardinals P 45 26 632 35 0.8 32 7 25 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .914 1.37
1940 Cardinals P 38 29 692 44 1.2 42 4 38 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .955 1.64
1941 Cardinals P 29 25 560 39 1.3 38 6 32 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.83
1942 Cardinals P 37 35 836 52 1.4 50 6 44 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .962 1.61
1943 Cardinals P 37 32 822 56 1.5 53 7 46 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .946 1.74
1944 Cardinals P 34 33 757 32 0.9 32 4 28 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.14
1945 Cardinals P 4 3 71 4 1.0 3 0 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 1.14
1945 Braves P 20 11 234 18 0.9 17 3 14 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .944 1.96
1946 Braves P 28 27 597 33 1.2 31 6 25 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .939 1.40
1947 Braves P 10 7 140 7 0.7 7 2 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.35
1947 Giants P 8 8 110 5 0.6 5 3 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.23
1949 Cubs P 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 295 239 5,522 336 1.1 320 50 270 16 20 n/a n/a n/a .952 1.56
11 Years 295 239 5,522 336 1.1 320 50 270 16 20 n/a n/a n/a .952 1.56
Mort Cooper

Mort Cooper Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1938 Cardinals 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.92 4.18 4.56
1939 Cardinals 0 - - 0 2 n/a 34.5 5.3 6.3 1.34 5.55 4.14
1940 Cardinals 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.8 27.7 1.10 3.71 3.36
1941 Cardinals 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 14.0 1.71 5.69 3.33
1942 Cardinals 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.9 14.7 2.24 4.91 2.20
1943 Cardinals 0 - - 0 0 n/a 100.0 7.1 9.1 1.78 4.63 2.59
1944 Cardinals 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.8 7.2 1.62 3.46 2.14
1945 Cardinals 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.0 6.0 2.00 5.32 2.66
1945 Braves 0 - - 0 0 n/a 26.0 8.7 3.7 1.67 5.19 3.12
1946 Braves 0 - - 0 0 n/a 67.0 4.8 9.6 2.13 3.75 1.76
1947 Braves 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.3 0.0 1.15 2.89 2.51
1947 Giants 0 - - 0 0 n/a 14.0 7.0 4.7 0.92 2.95 3.19
1949 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
11 Years 0 - - 0 2 n/a 109.0 5.5 9.6 1.60 4.46 2.79
Mort Cooper

Mort Cooper Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1938 St. Louis Cardinals 30 Undetermined - -
1939 St. Louis Cardinals 25 Undetermined - -
1940 St. Louis Cardinals 25 Undetermined - -
1941 St. Louis Cardinals 13 Undetermined - -
1942 St. Louis Cardinals 13 $12,000.00 Stats Stats
1943 St. Louis Cardinals 13 $12,000.00 Stats Stats
1944 St. Louis Cardinals 13 $12,000.00 - Stats
1945 St. Louis Cardinals 13 $15,000.00 n/a -
1945 Boston Braves 13 $15,000.00 n/a -
1946 Boston Braves 13 Undetermined Stats -
1947 Boston Braves 13 Undetermined - -
1947 New York Giants 13 , 14 Undetermined - -
1949 Chicago Cubs 34 Undetermined - -


Did you know that Mort Cooper is one of the few Major League pitchers in history who had an infinite earned run average (ERA) season? Presented below is every pitcher (and some positional players who pitched) that had an infinite ERA season. Bold names have an infinite career ERA.

The Infinite ERA Club

Name Year

Team

Lg
Nick Altrock 1919 WAS AL
Wilson Alvarez 1989 TEX AL
Bob Apodaca 1973 NYM NL
Kirtley Baker 1894 BAL NL
Lou Bauer 1918 PHI AL
Ed Blake 1953 CIN NL
Rex Brothers 2018 ATL NL
Joe Brown 1927 CHI AL
Fred Bruckbauer 1961 MIN AL
Bobby Burke 1937 PHI NL
Bill Childers 1895 LOU NL
Mort Cooper 1949 CHI NL
Ed Coughlin 1884 BUF NL
Vic Davalillo 1969 STL NL
Paul Dean 1937 STL NL
Pedro Dibut 1925 CIN NL
Frank Dupee 1901 CHI AL
Joe Engel 1919 CLE AL
Ed Farmer 1977 BAL AL
Bill Ford 1936 BOS NL
Nick Greenwood 2015 STL NL
Clark Griffith 1912 WAS AL
Doc Hamann 1922 CLE AL
Brian Harvey 1995 FLO NL
Nate Jones 2014 CHI AL
Bob Kammeyer 1979 NYY AL
Al Kellett 1924 BOS AL
Matt Koch 2017 ARI NL
Will Koenigsmark 1919 STL NL
Dave Koslo 1955 MIL NL
Rick Kreuger 1977 BOS AL
Steve Luebber 1979 TOR AL
Daniel McCutchen 2012 PIT NL
Bob McGraw 1918 NYY AL
Cal McLish 1946 BKL NL
Doc Medich 1972 NYY AL
Al Milnar 1946 PHI NL
Bill Moore 1925 DET AL
Julio Navarro 1966 DET AL
Bob Owchinko 1983 PIT NL
Phil Paine 1956 MIL NL
Mike Palagyi 1939 WAS AL
Jay Parker 1899 PIT NL
Brad Pennington 1998 TBR AL
Dave Pierson 1876 CIN NL
Jim Ray 1966 HOU NL
Erik Sabel 2002 DET AL
Jim Schelle 1939 PHI AL
Paul Stuffel 1953 PHI NL
Billy Sunday 1890 PIT NL
Gordie Sundin 1956 BAL AL
Dennis Tankersley 2003 SDP NL
Bob Uhl 1940 DET AL
Lino Urdaneta 2004 DET AL
Marty Walker 1928 PHI NL
Zack Weiss 2018 CIN NL
John Wood 1896 STL NL

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Last-Modified: December 28, 2018 3:03 AM EST

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