Cotton Knaupp

Cotton Knaupp
Cotton Knaupp
Born: August 13, 1889(1889-08-13)
San Antonio, Texas
Died: July 6, 1967(1967-07-06) (aged 77)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
August 30, 1910 for the Cleveland Naps
Last MLB appearance
August 28, 1911 for the Cleveland Naps
Career statistics
Batting average     .184
Home runs     0
Runs batted in     11

Henry Antone "Cotton" Knaupp (August 13, 1889 in San Antonio, Texas – July 6, 1967 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball player. A shortstop during his major league career, Knaupp batted from the right side and threw with his right hand. He had a listed height of 5'9", and a listed weight of 165 pounds.

Knaupp spent parts of two seasons in the major leagues with the Cleveland Naps, known today as the Cleveland Indians. He appeared in 31 games, compiling a .184 batting average, a .252 on-base percentage, and a .245 slugging percentage in 98 at bats. Knaupp continued playing professionally after the end of his major league career, and he achieved a notable milestone in 1916. While playing second base for the New Orleans Pelicans on August 8, 1916, Knaupp became the only player in the history of the Southern Association to turn an unassisted triple play.[1]

External links


  1. ^ "Unassisted Triple Plays", SABR Minor League Newsletter, published November 2000, accessed August 13, 2006.

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