Philip Clarence Cooney
born Philip Clarence Cohen
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 8", Weight 155 lb.
- Debut September 27, 1905
- Final Game September 27, 1905
- Born September 14, 1882 in New York, NY USA
- Died October 6, 1957 in New York, NY USA
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: Waterloo Times-Tribune