Morton Cecil Cooper (March 2, 1913 – November 17, 1958) was an American baseball pitcher who played eleven seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played from 1938 to 1949 for the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Braves, New York Giants, and Chicago Cubs. He batted and threw right-handed and was listed at 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) and 210 pounds (95 kg). He was the National League Most Valuable Player in 1942.
Cooper signed for the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1933 and played for seven of their minor league affiliates until 1938, when the Cardinals promoted him to the major leagues. After spending eight seasons with the organization, Cooper was traded in the middle of 1945 to the Boston Braves, where he spent the next two seasons. He was dealt to the New York Giants in 1947 and subsequently played for the Chicago Cubs, with whom he played his last game on May 7, 1949.
By Dean Hanley
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