Cotton Minahan

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Cotton Minahan
Born: (1882-12-10)December 10, 1882
Springfield, Ohio
Died: May 20, 1958(1958-05-20) (aged 75)
East Orange, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 21, 1907, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
May 15, 1907, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–2
Earned run average 1.29
Strikeouts 4

Edmund Joseph "Cotton" Minahan (December 10, 1882 – May 20, 1958) was a professional baseball player, and American track and field athlete who competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.

Early life and education[edit]

Minahan was born in Springfield, Ohio and educated at Georgetown University and Manhattan College.


He was a right-handed pitcher for one season (1907) with the Cincinnati Reds. For his career, he compiled a 0–2 record, with a 1.29 earned run average, and 4 strikeouts in 14 innings pitched.


Minahan competed in the 60 metres event, placing fourth overall. He placed second in his initial heat with an unknown time (though the winner ran it in 7.0 seconds) before coming in fourth of four in the final with an estimated time of 7.2 seconds.

He also ran in the 100 metres, finishing in 12th or 13th place overall. He took second in his quarterfinal heat to advance to the semifinals but placed fourth in his heat there to be eliminated.


Minahan died on May 20, 1958 in East Orange, New Jersey at the age of 75.


  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1900". Accessed 18 March 2006. Available electronically at [1].
  • Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0. 

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