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From BR Bullpen
John Walter Cooney
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 5' 10", Weight 165 lb.
- Debut April 19, 1921
- Final Game July 30, 1944
- Born March 18, 1901 in Cranston, RI USA
- Died July 8, 1986 in Sarasota, FL USA
 Biographical Information
Johnny Cooney, whose major league career stretched from 1921 to 1944, began his big league career as a pitcher and was primarily used in that capacity through 1930 although some years he had roughly as many appearances in the field. After four years away from the majors, spent in the American Association, he returned to the majors in 1935 as an outfielder. He hit only two career home runs, which happened to be on consecutive days in 1939.
He went on to be a long-time member of the Boston Braves coaching staff, managing them for part of the 1949 season, and remained with the club for three years after they became the Milwaukee Braves. He later spent 8 seasons as a Chicago White Sox coach while Al Lopez managed the team.
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