Texan HENRY PIPPEN, 34, came to the Oaks in ‘40. Had his best season in ‘43 when he chalked up 20 victories for the Acorns. He was in the service from ‘43 to ‘45. In ‘46 he won 14 and lost 11 for the Acorns. Tossed in the majors for Detroit, Philadelphia A's, and St. Louis Cardinals.
Nicknamed "Cotton" because of the color of his hair. Has light blond hair and blue eyes. Boyhood idol: Walter Johnson; present-day favorite: Ted Williams. Golfs, hunts during the off-season.
Born on April 2, 1912 in Cisco, Texas, made famous by the "Cisco Kid," of English-Irish descent, Cotton attended high school in Cisco, Texas, and three years at Texas A. And M. He won letters in baseball, football, basketball and track at both schools. His father is a rancher. Has the ambition to become a manager--likes sports clothes and "Texas Longhorn steaks."
Professional baseball experience: Beatrice, Nebraska State League, 1934-35; Houston, Texas
League, 1936-37-38; Sacramento, Pacific Coast League, 1939; Athletics, American League,
1940; Detroit, American League; 1941-42-43-44; Oakland P.C.L., 1945; Armed Service, U.S.,
and Oakland, 1946.