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Cecil Cooper

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Cecil Cooper
Cooper as coach for the Houston Astros in 2007
First baseman / Manager
Born: (1949-12-20) December 20, 1949 (age 70)
Brenham, Texas
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 8, 1971 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
July 12, 1987 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Career statistics
Batting average .298
Home runs 241
Runs batted in 1,125
Games managed 341
Win–loss record 171–170
Winning % .501

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Career highlights and awards

Cecil Celester Cooper (born December 20, 1949), nicknamed "Coop," is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball and the former manager of the Houston Astros.[1] From

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Playing career

In a 17-season career, Cooper posted a .298 batting average with 241 home runs and 1125 runs batted in in 1896 games. He was No. 17 with the Boston Red Sox, and No. 15 with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Cooper was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the

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A five-time All-Star, Cooper hit .300 or more from

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In 1983 Cooper hit .307 with 30 home runs and a league-leading and career-high 126 RBIs. He also posted three seasons with 200-plus hits, in 1980,

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Cooper concluded his Major League career with 11 seasons as a Brewer, including an appearance in the 1982 World Series. Cooper holds the Milwaukee franchise records for hits (219 in 1980). Cooper held the team record for RBIs in a season with 126 until Prince Fielder broke that record on September 19, 2009 against the Houston Astros, who Cooper was managing at the time. Through 2011 he was one of three Brewers who have had four 100-RBI seasons, along with Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun.[2]

In 1983 he was honored with the Roberto Clemente Award, and in 2002 he was inducted into the Brewers Walk of Fame.

Following the conclusion of his playing career, he worked in several capacities in the Brewers organization. He was named bench coach for Milwaukee in

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On August 27,

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Cooper was elected to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.

He lives now in Katy, TX with his wife Octavia and daughter Tori. He has two other grown daughters, Kelly and Brittany.

Managerial records

Updated Through September 9, 2008

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
HOU 2007 15 16 .484 4th in NL Central
2008 86 75 .534 3rd in NL Central
2009 70 79 .470 4th in NL Central Fired
Total 171 170 .501

See also


  1. ^ a b "Astros ax Cooper; Clark takes over". Associated Press via September 21, 2009. Retrieved September 21, 2009. 
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