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Philip Clarence Cooney
born Philip Clarence Cohen

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 155 lb.

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Phil Cooney played one game in the majors, going 0 for 3 for the 1905 Highlanders on September 27. He spent many years in the minors. On June 17, 1917, he was the first Western League player to have an unassisted triple play.

According to an article in the June 20, 1917 edition of the Waterloo Times-Tribune:

Des Moines Register -- When Phil Cooney, Omaha second baseman took a line drive off McCormick's bat in the sixth inning of the first Omaha-Denver game Sunday, tagged Butcher, who had started for second base, and touched second base before Oakes, who had started for third, could return, he was credited with an unassisted triple play—the ninth play of the kind ever made in league baseball, according to all available records.

Source: The Big Book of Jewish Baseball by Peter Horvitz and Joachim Horvitz

Source: Waterloo Times-Tribune

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