1933-1936
DUSTY COOKE   OF

Dusty Cooke’s father fought in the Confederate Army at Chancellorsville, which may partially explain why Dusty himself joined with the Phillies’ Ben Chapman in some of the most vicious racist taunting of Jackie Robinson in April 1947. Dusty was first-base coach for the Phillies at the time. He had also been a good ballplayer, though one who never lived up to what had appeared to be his potential ...

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