Sydney Harry “Syd” Cohen

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Sydney Harry “Syd” Cohen

Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 9 Apr 1988 (aged 81)
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
Burial El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 15719826 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. He was the younger brother of New York Giant infielder Andy Cohen. He spent three seasons in the major leagues as a pitcher with the Washington Senators. He played collegiate baseball at the University of Alabama and Southern Methodist University. Following college he played in the Arizona State League as a member of the Bisbee Bees and in the Pacific Coast League as a member of the Portland Beavers and Hollywood Stars. He made his major league debut in 1934 at the age of 28. He holds the distinction of being the last pitcher to both strike out and allow Babe Ruth's final home run as a member of the New York Yankees. He appeared in 55 games during his big league career pitching two complete games, compiling a record of three wins and seven losses. Following his major league career he returned to the minor leagues as a head coach leading the Juarez Indios to their first title in the Arizona-Texas League. In 1990, El Paso's new ballpark "Cohen Stadium" was opened and dedicated in his honor.

Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.

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  • Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
  • Added: 13 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15719826
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sydney Harry “Syd” Cohen (7 May 1906–9 Apr 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15719826, citing B'nai Zion Cemetery, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .