Orge Patterson Cooper
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut May 11, 1946
- Final Game September 6, 1947
- Born November 26, 1917 in Albemarle, NC USA
- Died March 15, 1993 in Charlotte, NC USA
Pat Cooper spent ten seasons in baseball from 1936 to 1950. He started as a pitcher, converting to first base in 1946. He also spent four years (1942-1945) in the Army during World War II.
During his four years on a minor league mound, Pat compiled a 24-16 record while appearing in 60 games and pitching 354 innings. On his return from military service, he appeared in one outing for the big league Philadelphia Athletics on May 11, 1946, with no decision. He spent the balance of the year with the Savannah Indians of the Class A South Atlantic League, going 1-1 in 6 games as a pitcher and playing 37 games at first base, hitting .265. He spent most of 1947 with the Martinsville A's of the Class C Carolina League, appearing in 93 games and hitting .376 with 23 homers. The Athletics brought him up for a late-season look: in 13 games, he hit .250 (4-for-16). Cooper spent three more seasons in baseball, all up to par or above. In 1948, he hit .323 with 20 home runs for the Martinsville A's and the Savannah Indians in a split season affair. In 1949 and 1950, he was with the Burlington Bees of the Carolina League, hitting .323 with 26 homers in 1949, and .303 with 8 bombs in 1950. As a minor league hitter, he batted .318 with 80 homers in 622 games.