Ultimate Mets
Database THE ULTIMATE METS DATABASE IS NOT AFFILIATED IN ANY WAY WITH THE N.Y. METS OR MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL. Privacy Statement




Last Name Search Search the thousands of Mets players, managers, coaches, executives, minor leaguers, and opposing players who are contained in our database.

Mets
Statistics
Situational
Statistics
Cliff Cook
vs. the Mets
Cliff Cook
vs. Other Teams
Ballpark
Statistics
Monthly
Statistics
Game Log Memories of
Cliff Cook
Cliff Cook
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 494 of 975 players
Cook
Raymond Clifford Cook
Born: August 20, 1936 at Dallas, Tex.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.00 Weight: 185

Cliff Cook was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on November 4, 2013.

of 3b 1b

First Mets game: May 8, 1962
Last Mets game: July 10, 1963





Share your memories of Cliff Cook

HERE IS WHAT OTHER METS FANS HAVE TO SAY:

harvey k
January 30, 2002
cliff cook was supposed to be a power hitting third base mainstay for the fledgling Mets....he was a huge bust.

jbslapshot
February 3, 2005
Cliff Cook was a power hitting third baseman who was on the TOPPS rookie team almost every year. There was only one problem with him: he had a chronic bad back and could not bend. That might be a problem for a thirdbaseman!

KMT
March 31, 2005
Got a look at his stats in the minors. 3 different seasons he hit 32 homers. Mets braintrust should have known something was wrong! 1963 yearbook said his back was only a mild problem. Once again, Mets get taken to the cleaners!

Charles Robinson
March 17, 2006
I grew up with Clifford (as we called him) in Oak Cliff a suburb of Dallas Texas. We played baseball on a field that we mowed so we could play ball. Our ball was an old one that we wrapped tape around. One of the kids that played with us was Carl Warwick who later played for the St Louis Cardnals Baseball Team. I knew that Cliff would become a fine basball player. I went to one of his minor league games against the Dallas Eagles when he played for the Indianaplois Indians AAA ball. He almost got the most valuable player award that year; he led the league in RBIs, Home Runs, and Batting Average. I enjoyed watching him in his career.

Thanks for letting me write about Cliff.

JC
September 8, 2006
I remember seeing Cliff as a kid in '62, he was very bad, as were most of the others on that 120 loss team! Cliff did have some pop though!

Jamey Bumbalo
November 1, 2006
Although he had great numbers in the minor leagues, he never did anything with the Reds or Mets.

Maestro
September 3, 2007
In his first at bat in the Polo Grounds he hit a tremendous shot over the center fielder's head for a triple. We thought this guy was the real deal. We were wrong. But as one fellow said, he had some pop when he got a hold of one.

andy johnstone
November 25, 2007
I worked with Cliff in the early 90's at a sporting goods store in Arlington, Texas. He never would talk about playing I guess because he was so bad at it when he was younger.

SHARON LYNNE COOK
September 19, 2008
This is my wonderful dad! Even today at 47 years old I am so proud that Clifford Cook is my dad! He has and has always had a great deal of love for the game of baseball.

My dad was injured early in his career, and suffered with so much pain, yet he still tried to play each game to his very best. In those days the doctors, etc. did not have the technology they have these days to heal and to fix severe medical problems. He kept playing because he loved the game more than anything. No he doesn't like to speak of it too much, because he knows how much better he was, and could have been if it hadn't been for the pain he was suffering through back then.

Today my dad is doing fine. He was a loving, kind, caring dad growing up. I used to throw the baseball back and forth with him for hours (even though I am a girl, smile!) him and my sweet granddaddy (his dad) used to go to every local baseball game they could, and they would always let me tag along.

I have so many wonderful memories of Clifford Cook, my dad! (Thanks daddy! I love you more than anything!)

Denis
October 30, 2008
Any man who makes it to the big leagues cannot be bad at what he does.

Frank
April 26, 2009
Sharon...thank you for sharing about your Dad. I remember him as a kid in the Polo Grounds. I believe he wore #6 but I really remember sitting in the upper deck, section 33 during batting practice and having your dad hit pitch after pitch right to us. I still remember that.









Meet the Mets
  • All-Time Roster
  • Mug Shots
  • Player Awards
  • Transactions
  • Managers and Coaches
  • Mets Staff
  • Birthplaces
  • Oldest Living Mets
  • Necrology
  • Games
  • Game Results
  • Walkoff Wins and Losses
  • Post-Season Games
  • No-Hitters and One-Hitters
  • All-Star Games
  • Opponents and Ballparks
  • Daily Standings
  • Yearly Finishes
  • Stats
  • Interactive Statistics
  • Team Leaders
  • Decade Leaders
  • Metscellaneous
  • Fan Memories
  • Mets Uniforms
  • Uniform Numbers
  • About Us
  • Contact us
  • FAQ


  • Copyright 1999-2014, The Ultimate Mets Database