Andrew “Andy” Cohen

Inducted in Original Class of El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988
Designated as First Member to be inducted in El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame
Andy played for El Paso High School and lettered in football, basketball and baseball
Member of El Paso High School State Championship basketball team
He played baseball, basketball and football at the University of Alabama
After college he signed with Waco in the Texas League and the New York Giants bought his contract after playing against him in 1926
Signed in 1927 and played Major League baseball for the New York Giants for 3 years as a second baseman replacing Rogers Hornsby
Played professional minor league baseball for 10 years
Managed in the minor leagues
Managed the Philadelphia Phillie for one day winning the season opener 5-4 in 10 innings
Cohen coached Texas Western College and the University of Texas at El Paso for 17 years
Instrumental in launching many young men to finish school and careers in baseball
Cohen Stadium is named in tribute to his and brother Syd’s contribution to baseball in El Paso
First man to be inducted into the El Paso Hall of Fame