|David Bruce Cole|
Cole in 1953
August 29, 1930|
|Died: October 26, 2011
|September 9, 1950, for the Boston Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 6, 1955, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Earned run average||4.94|
David Bruce Cole (August 29, 1930 – October 26, 2011) was an American professional baseball player who played six Major league seasons between 1950 and 1955.
Cole spent four years with the Braves, following the team from Boston to Milwaukee before spending a season with the Chicago Cubs. From the Cubs, he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Roy Smalley. Upon his trade to Philadelphia in 1955, he is said to have remarked: "That's too bad; they're the only team I can beat." In fact, four of his six career victories came against the Phillies. Coincidentally, the two players died within four days of each other.
- Lewis, Allen (1980), "These Were the Major League's Wildest Pitchers", Baseball Digest, 39 (4): 60
- Keane, Clif (1951), "Ball 'n' Phils Miss Plate", Baseball Digest, 10 (11): 34
- Koster, Rich (1985), "Notable Quotes from Baseball", Baseball Digest, 44 (8): 31
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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