Johnny Cooney

Journeyman
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
The only man to have played in both the National League and the American League, coached in both leagues, managed in both, and umpired in one. Cooney was the son of a big league ballplayer, and two of his brothers played in professional baseball. Johnny was the best of them all, and he had two major league careers. In the first, he was a pitcher with a bending curveball, winning as many as 14 games for the lowly Boston Braves. After a sore arm, he came back to the majors as an outfielder and spent several seasons with Brooklyn and the Braves again, hitting .300 two times. He was a baseball lifer, still scouting when he was in his 80s.

primary position

Center Field

primary team

Boston Braves

playing career

1921—1944

nickname

Born

March 18, 1901, in Cranston, RI

died

July 8, 1986, in Sarasota, FL, USA

bats / throws

Right / Left

height / weight

5-10 / 165
Average HOF CF
UNIFORM NUMBER
Not in our database
BATTING ORDER
Not in our database
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
4-19-1921
FINAL GAME
7-30-1944
CAREER AGE
20-43
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

8.2

career value

WAR7

NA

long peak

WAR5C

NA

prime

WAR3

NA

short peak
Average HOF CF

71.3

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF CF

44.2

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF CF

32.3

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF CF

22.0

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

NA

career value

WIN shares 7

NA

long peak

Win SHares 5C

NA

prime

Win SHares 3

NA

short peak
Average HOF CF

373.6

Career Win Shares
Average HOF CF

214.5

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF CF

153.7

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF CF

102.8

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

NR

Center Field

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#34

1921—1944

All-Time

NR

POsition Players
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
UNRANKED
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
UNRANKED
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.286
Batting Average
.329
On-Base Percentage
.342
Slugging Percentage
0
home runs per season
4
Stolen Bases per season