Friday, April 24, 2009

1966 Topps #170 Cookie Rojas

Cuban born Cookie Rojas played with the Phillies from 1963 until 1969, wearing #16. Primarily a 2nd baseman, Cookie played every position for the Phillies (including pitching an inning in 1967) during his tenure. 1965 was his best year, as he was named to the NL All-Star team and finished 8th in the NL in batting with a .303 average.

After his retirement, Cookie served as a coach and scout for various teams, and he managed the California Angels in 1988. He's currently providing color commentary for the Florida Marlins' Spanish radio broadcasts.

5 comments:

jim said...

Didn't Cookie coach First for the Phillies?

Jim said...

That is incorrect. According to the official records, Cookie has never coached for the Phillies.

Jim from Downingtown said...

Other ex-Phillie infielders like Tony Taylor, Ruben Amaro Sr, and Bobby Wine were 1B coaches for the Phillies, but not Rojas.

Jim from Downingtown said...

Jim, I just found this post about Rojas today on a KC Royals blog. Check out the quotes from Gene auch.

Cliff said...

What I like about this card is those glasses. I've got a post on Cookie and some other guys with crazy specs here:

http://reallybadbaseballcards.blogspot.com/2012/12/hey-four-eyes-60s-version.html