Cotton Tierney Essentials
Bats: R Throws: R
68 Weight: 175
Born: 2 10, 1894 in Kansas City, KS USA
Died: 4 18 1953 in Kansas City, MO USA
Last Game: 10/3/1925
Full Name: James Arthur Tierney
Cotton Tierney, second baseman for the 1920-23 Pirates. He played minor league ball for seven seasons before the Pirates gave him his first shot at the majors as a September call-up in 1920. Cotton was a regular on the 1921 Pirates, playing about half of the team’s games at second base, while getting time in at three other positions. He hit .299 with 52 RBIs in 117 games. In 1922 he played 122 games and hit .345, which place him fifth in the NL in average and second on the Pirates to outfielder Carson Bigbee. Early in the 1923 season he was traded to the Phillies in a four-player deal that got the Pirates pitcher Lee Meadows. Tierney hit .312 in 1923, but by the end of 1925 his Major League career was over. He played in the minors until 1930.