FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1980'S
#133 GARY COOPER
ATLANTA BRAVES 1980
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I think the Braves hoped Gary would eventually become a lead-off batter, but he just never developed as a good enough hitter and finished his minor league career with a .234 average. He had only two major league at-bats with no hits. He did finish his career with three runs scored as he was occasionally used as a pinch runner.
Gary's career best at-bat was a ground out to second off Kent Tekulve on August 27, 1980.
Gary never had the kind of career that would have ever put him on the cover of Sports Illustrated, but his Hollywood namesake did manage to make the SI cover in 1959.