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 Harry H. “Cookie” Lavagetto

Harry H. “Cookie” Lavagetto

Original Name Attilio Harry
Birth
Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Death 10 Aug 1990 (aged 77)
Orinda, Contra Costa County, California, USA
Burial Saint Helena, Napa County, California, USA
Memorial ID 4120 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. Nicknamed "Cookie", he was a third baseman making his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 17, 1934. For ten seasons, he played with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1934-36), Brooklyn Dodgers (1937-41, 1946-47) and missed four full seasons due to military service during World War II. He also was a four time All-Star (1938-41). He finished his playing career with a record of 487 runs scored, 945 hits, 40 home runs, 486 runs batted in and a .269 batting average. In 1961, he became the Minnesota Twins first manager, plus also was a coach for the New York Mets (1962-63) and San Francisco Giants (1964-67). He died in his sleep at age 77.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 8 Dec 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4120
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry H. “Cookie” Lavagetto (1 Dec 1912–10 Aug 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4120, citing Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Saint Helena, Napa County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .