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This Day in Baseball: The Rookie Puts on a Hitting Clinic

By Precious Sanders @pdsanders99

On September 30, 1893, the last day of the season, rookie Duff Cooley of the St. Louis Browns collected six hits to help destroy the Boston Beaneaters, 16-4. The twenty-year-old utility player accomplished the feat by hitting four singles, a double, and a triple at Robison Field in St. Louis.

This day in baseball: The rookie puts on a hitting clinic

Duff Cooley in 1905 (Library of Congress)

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