Wilbur Cooper Stats

Wilbur Cooper was born on Wednesday, February 24, 1892, in Bearsville, West Virginia. Cooper was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 29, 1912, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. 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 Wilbur Cooper baseball stats page.

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"A ball was hit past me and I thought it would be a hit. Honus Wagner scooped it up behind second base and got the out. As I walked off the field, I said 'Mr. Wagner, if they field like that in back of me, I will be up here (in the Major Leagues) for a long time.' He said, 'You make them hit and we will do the rest.' " - Wilbur Cooper in the Cleveland Plain Dealer (Dan Coughlin, 08/16/1967)

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Birth Name:
Arley Wilbur Cooper
Nickname:
Lefty
Born On:
02-24-1892  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Bearsville, West Virginia
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-07-1973 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Encino, California
Cemetery:
Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California
High School:
Waterford High School (Waterford, OH)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
08-29-1912 (Age 20)
Last Game:
07-21-1926
Draft:
Not Applicable

Wilbur Cooper

Wilbur Cooper Pitching Stats

1912 20 Pirates 6 4 2 3 0 1.000 1.66 3 2 0 38.0 158 32 7 7 1 15 - 30 1 0 0 -
1913 21 Pirates 30 9 15 5 3 .625 3.29 3 1 0 93.0 414 98 34 52 0 45 - 39 4 2 0 -
1914 22 Pirates 40 34 4 16 15 .516 2.13 19 0 0 266.2 1,097 246 63 99 4 79 - 102 4 5 0 -
1915 23 Pirates 38 20 14 5 16 .238 3.30 11 1 4 185.2 778 180 68 92 4 52 - 71 8 9 0 -
1916 24 Pirates 42 23 14 12 11 .522 1.87 16 2 2 246.0 984 189 51 72 4 74 - 111 3 4 0 -
1917 25 Pirates 40 34 5 17 11 .607 2.36 23 7 1 297.2 1,159 276 78 96 4 54 - 99 1 4 0 -
1918 26 Pirates 38 29 9 19 14 .576 2.11 26 2 3 273.1 1,078 219 64 86 2 65 - 117 4 10 0 -
1919 27 Pirates 35 32 3 19 13 .594 2.67 27 4 1 286.2 1,147 229 85 97 10 74 - 106 5 15 0 -
1920 28 Pirates 44 37 6 24 15 .615 2.39 28 3 2 327.0 1,312 307 87 113 4 52 - 114 1 11 0 -
1921 29 Pirates 38 38 0 22 14 .611 3.25 29 2 0 327.0 1,377 341 118 145 9 80 - 134 4 10 0 -
1922 30 Pirates 41 36 3 23 14 .622 3.18 27 4 0 294.2 1,251 330 104 130 13 61 - 129 4 7 0 -
1923 31 Pirates 39 38 1 17 19 .472 3.57 26 1 0 294.2 1,259 331 117 136 11 71 - 77 2 11 0 -
1924 32 Pirates 38 35 3 20 14 .588 3.28 25 4 1 268.2 1,109 296 98 116 13 40 - 62 2 5 0 -
1925 33 Cubs 32 26 5 12 14 .462 4.28 13 0 0 212.1 936 249 101 115 18 61 - 41 1 4 0 -
1926 34 Cubs 8 8 0 2 1 .667 4.42 3 2 0 55.0 240 65 27 32 6 21 - 18 0 0 0 -
1926 34 Tigers 8 3 0 0 4 .000 11.19 0 0 0 13.2 78 27 17 18 0 9 - 2 0 3 0 -
15 Years 517 406 84 216 178 .548 2.89 279 35 14 3,480.0 14,377 3,415 1,119 1,406 103 853 - 1,252 44 100 0 -

Wilbur Cooper

Wilbur Cooper Hitting Stats

1912 20 Pirates 6 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 - 2 2 - 0 - .154 .214 .154
1913 21 Pirates 30 26 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 - 9 1 - 0 - .077 .172 .077
1914 22 Pirates 40 92 5 19 1 1 0 0 16 2 - 17 3 - 0 - .207 .223 .239
1915 23 Pirates 38 60 1 7 1 0 0 0 3 1 - 5 2 - 0 - .117 .131 .133
1916 24 Pirates 44 79 4 17 2 0 0 0 4 0 - 20 7 - 0 - .215 .215 .241
1917 25 Pirates 41 103 8 21 5 1 0 0 5 6 - 20 2 - 0 - .204 .248 .272
1918 26 Pirates 38 95 8 23 2 2 0 0 5 3 - 6 5 - 0 - .242 .265 .305
1919 27 Pirates 36 101 9 29 2 2 0 0 7 4 - 9 1 - 1 - .287 .321 .347
1920 28 Pirates 44 113 11 25 1 3 0 0 2 5 - 19 2 - 0 - .221 .254 .283
1921 29 Pirates 38 122 11 31 5 2 0 0 9 3 - 7 4 - 2 - .254 .283 .328
1922 30 Pirates 41 108 18 29 5 1 4 0 15 6 - 6 3 - 0 - .269 .307 .444
1923 31 Pirates 39 107 9 28 3 1 0 0 10 5 - 8 3 - 0 - .262 .295 .308
1924 32 Pirates 38 104 11 36 5 2 0 0 15 5 - 8 1 - 0 - .346 .376 .433
1925 33 Cubs 32 82 12 17 2 1 2 0 10 1 - 4 1 - 1 - .207 .226 .329
1926 34 Cubs 8 18 2 7 0 1 0 0 2 2 - 0 0 - 0 - .389 .450 .500
1926 34 Tigers 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 1 - 0 - .000 .000 .000
15 Years 521 1,227 111 293 34 17 6 0 106 47 - 140 38 - 4 - .239 .269 .309

Wilbur Cooper

Wilbur Cooper Fielding Stats

1912 Pirates P 6 4 114 8 1.3 8 0 8 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.89
1913 Pirates P 30 9 279 20 0.7 18 0 18 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .900 1.74
1914 Pirates P 40 34 800 92 2.3 84 12 72 8 2 n/a n/a n/a .913 2.84
1915 Pirates P 38 21 557 70 1.8 64 6 58 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .914 3.10
1916 Pirates LF 1 0 - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1916 Pirates P 42 23 738 78 1.9 73 15 58 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .936 2.67
1917 Pirates P 40 34 893 85 2.1 82 11 71 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.48
1917 Pirates RF 1 0 - 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1918 Pirates P 38 29 820 72 1.9 72 4 68 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.37
1919 Pirates P 35 32 860 72 2.1 67 4 63 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .931 2.10
1920 Pirates P 44 37 981 87 2.0 86 11 75 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.37
1921 Pirates P 38 38 981 81 2.1 78 10 68 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.15
1922 Pirates P 41 37 884 62 1.5 62 7 55 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.89
1923 Pirates P 39 38 884 76 1.9 74 11 63 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.26
1924 Pirates P 38 35 806 61 1.6 57 6 51 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .934 1.91
1925 Cubs P 32 26 637 47 1.5 46 4 42 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .979 1.95
1926 Cubs P 8 8 165 13 1.6 12 1 11 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .923 1.96
1926 Tigers P 8 3 41 4 0.5 4 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.63
P Totals 517 408 10,440 928 1.8 887 102 785 41 27 n/a n/a n/a .956 2.29
RF Totals 1 0 0 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
LF Totals 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
15 Years 519 408 10,440 929 1.8 887 102 785 42 27 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.29

Wilbur Cooper

Wilbur Cooper Miscellaneous Stats

1912 Pirates 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.5 13.0 2.00 7.11 3.55
1913 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.9 26.0 0.87 3.77 4.35
1914 Pirates 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.4 5.8 1.29 3.44 2.67
1915 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 12.0 20.0 1.37 3.44 2.52
1916 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 19.8 1.50 4.06 2.71
1917 Pirates 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.2 20.6 1.83 2.99 1.63
1918 Pirates 2 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 15.8 19.0 1.80 3.85 2.14
1919 Pirates 5 - - 0 1 n/a 0.0 11.2 14.4 1.43 3.33 2.32
1920 Pirates 0 3 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.9 56.5 2.19 3.14 1.43
1921 Pirates 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 17.4 13.6 1.68 3.69 2.20
1922 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 27.0 18.0 7.2 2.11 3.94 1.86
1923 Pirates 2 2 .500 0 0 n/a 0.0 13.4 10.7 1.08 2.35 2.17
1924 Pirates 2 2 .500 0 0 n/a 0.0 13.0 6.9 1.55 2.08 1.34
1925 Cubs 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 41.0 20.5 8.2 0.67 1.74 2.59
1926 Cubs 1 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.86 2.95 3.44
1926 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.22 1.32 5.93
15 Years 12 9 .571 0 1 n/a 204.5 8.8 11.6 1.47 3.24 2.21

Wilbur Cooper

Wilbur Cooper Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1912 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
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1914 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
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1925 Chicago Cubs n/a Undetermined n/a -
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1926 Detroit Tigers n/a Undetermined n/a -
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