but a whole pie. He visited me in El Paso and I spent time with him in
his home in Somerville, Mass."
From this story, the reader can see that the fact that Andy was Jewish
certainly did not harm his relations with his teammates. And although Andy left the Giants
at the end of the 1929 season, he had plenty of good memories.
"Mel Ott and I," he recalled, "joined the club about the
same time. He was a fuzzy-faced kid, kinda small, who came up as a catcher." And he
remembered "Phil Weintraub, Goody Rosen (who used to be batboy for Toronto when I was
with Buffalo in 1927), Al Cohen, Harry Rosenberg and others."
After he left the Giants, Andy drifted around the minors. He played
with Minneapolis for a good many years, from 1932 to 1939. With the experience he had
obtained as a long-time player, Andy was asked by Larry MacPhail to join the Brooklyn
organization as a manager. He moved to Pine Bluff in the Cotton States League and the
following year he managed the Brooklyn farm in Dayton. In 1941 Andy led Elmira in the
Eastern League, which was owned by his friend John Ogden. It was during this season that
Andy had marked managerial success. His club won the Governor's Cup, emblematic of
baseball success in this circuit.
In 1942, like millions of other Americans, Andy Cohen joined the Army.
A first sergeant with the 21st Engineers, he took part in the invasion of North Africa in
November of 1942. He was one of the GI's who landed at Casablanca and he participated in
the Tunisian campaign. He spent a year in Africa and a year in Italy.
Returning from Army service in 1944, Andy married an Elmira girl and
became the playing manager of the El Paso