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Cookie Rojas

Inducted 1987
Second Baseman 1970-1977

Bringing both veteran presence and leadership, Rojas played a vital part in the Royals first championship teams. He was an unmistakable fan favorite and was named to four consecutive American League All-Star teams (1971-74) during his Kansas City career. In 1971, Rojas led the league in fielding percentage, including an amazing 52-game errorless streak at second base. His experience and professional demeanor had a profound influence on his teammates, especially younger players, helping the early Royals teams grow into champions.

  • POSITION: Second Baseman and Outfielder
  • BATS: Right
  • THROWS: Right
  • HEIGHT: 5'10
  • WEIGHT: 160
  • BORN: March 6, 1939 in La Habana, La Habana, Cuba
  • HOW ACQUIRED: June 13, 1970: Traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Kansas City Royals for Fred Rico.
  • SIGNED: Signed by the Cincinnati Redlegs as an amateur free agent in 1956.
  • DEBUT: April 10, 1962
  • FINAL GAME: October 1, 1977
Royals Career Statistics
G AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
880 3072 324 824 25 332 213 236 46 .268 .314 .346