Andrew Cohen

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Birthday
25, 1904
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Oct 29, 1988 (84)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
25, 1904
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Oct 29, 1988 (84)

About

One of the earliest Jewish baseball players in the major leagues for the New York Giants who became a star of the city's Jewish community.

Before Fame

He was signed by the Giants as a publicity gimmick, in an effort to attract the Jewish fans and compete with the Babe Ruth-led Yankees.

Trivia

He and his Giants teammate Shanty Hogan started a vaudeville act, Cohen & Hogan; he later said that 'if we didn't kill vaudeville, we sure helped.'

Family Life

He had an opportunity to change his name, but decided to stick with it, saying it would hurt his mother if he chose another name.

Associated With

Morrie Arnovich was another well-known Jewish baseball player of his age.