D’Addona: Negro Leagues hurler Andy Cooper ranks among Detroit’s greatest pitchers

From SABR member Dan D’Addona at the Detroit Athletic Co. on January 3, 2018:

Last week, we took a closer look at Pete Hill, a Hall of Fame outfielder and manager for the Detroit Stars in the 1920s.

Hill is one of the many legends of the Negro Leagues whose story is long forgotten, or completely unknown.

Some baseball fans in Detroit have heard of Turkey Stearnes, who is a Hall of Fame outfielder from the Detroit Stars. He has a plaque outside Comerica Park in center field (don’t get me started on it being outside the stadium). But Hill and another Detroit Star—Andy Cooper—are even more forgotten.

So let’s take a closer look at Andy Cooper.

Read the full article here: https://www.detroitathletic.com/blog/2018/01/03/negro-leagues-hurler-andy-cooper-ranks-among-detroits-greatest-pitchers/

Originally published: January 4, 2018. Last Updated: January 4, 2018.