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From BR Bullpen
Richard Roy Cole
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 175 lb.
 Biographical Information
He came out of the military service in 1946 to hit .386 for the Fresno Cardinals and win the California League batting title before spending three seasons in the International League with the Rochester Red Wings.
After beginning the 1951 season with the St. Louis Cardinals, Dick was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates. As a semi-regular for the Pirates in 1953 and 1954, he hit a steady .270, and last appeared in 15 games for the world champion Milwaukee Braves in 1957, concluding a six6year stay with a .249 batting average.
After his playing career ended, Dick managed in the New York Mets organization in the early 1960s and was a Chicago Cubs coach in 1961. Cole then joined baseball's Central Scouting Bureau, now called the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau.
Cole was a scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1970 to 1974, earning the title of Scouting Supervisor the last three years.