Red Cox

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Red Cox
Born: (1895-02-16)February 16, 1895
Laurel Springs, North Carolina
Died: October 15, 1984(1984-10-15) (aged 89)
Roanoke, Virginia
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1920, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
May 1, 1920, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record0–0
Earned run average5.40

Plateau Preston Rex "Red" Cox (February 16, 1895 – October 15, 1984) was an American professional baseball player who pitched one season in Major League Baseball, appearing in three games for the 1920 Detroit Tigers of the American League. In five innings pitched, he allowed three earned runs, three bases on balls, and struck out one batter.[1]

In addition to his major league experience, he played four seasons of minor league baseball, from 1920 to 1923,[2] the last of which was for the Birmingham Barons of the Southern Association.[3][4] He died at the age of 89 in Roanoke, Virginia, and is interred at Mountain View Cemetery in Vinton, Virginia.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Red Cox". Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
  2. ^ "Red Cox (minors)". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
  3. ^ Reedy, William T. (December 5, 1923). "Comeback For Reading Cast-Off". Retrieved March 2, 2011.
  4. ^ "1923 Birmingham Barons". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 2, 2011.

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