Friday, February 27, 2015

Darren Cooper, The Rest - 3200

The Community College of Spokane ran out to a big lead in this April 1986 game and Darren Cooper did the rest, according to The Spokane Spokesman-Review.

Spokane picked up 16 hits and 11 runs. Cooper, in turn, pitched a complete game, giving up four hits, two runs and striking out nine, The Spokane-Review wrote.

Cooper went on to turn pro four years later, in 1990, after a stint at at least one other college, Lewis-Clark. His pro career, though, was brief. He played in a single season.

Cooper's brief pro career began and ended in 1990, signed by the Phillies as an undrafted free agent out of Lewis-Clark.

Cooper was a native of Yakima, Wa. He spent the summer of 1985 with the local American Legion team. He went 17-1, with 115 strikeouts.

For Spokane, Cooper picked up a save in an April 1986 game. The next month, he went six innings of relief, giving up three hits.

Cooper went on to Lewis-Clark and then to the Phillies organization. With the Phillies, Cooper was assigned to rookie Martinsville. In 15 games, 12 starts, Cooper went 1-6, with a 5.08 ERA. It was his only season as a pro.
1990 CMC-Pro Cards Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:1,946
Made the Majors: 882 - 45.3%
Never Made Majors: 1,064-54.7%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 377
10+ Seasons in the Minors:219

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