Washburn High School     Hall of Fame


James Cosgrove


Taught mathematics


  • Head Washburn Baseball Coach 1959-1969
  • Teams won 129 games; lost only 27; winning percentage of .827
  • Teams won eight Minneapolis City Conference championships
  • Teams won seven District Championships
  • Teams won five Region championships
  • 1959, 1960, 1963 and 1969 Minnesota State Tournament Champions
  • 1961 Minneaota State Tournament Runner-up
  • Sophomore head coach and assistant varsity coach
  • Managed intramural basketball program

Other Accomplishments

  • 1940 graduate of Mpls. North High School
  • Pitched a no-hitter in the 1940 Carleton College Invitational Championship Game
  • Graduated from St. Cloud State College after serving in the military in World War II
  • Earned a Masters Degree from the University of Minnesota
  • Played professional baseball in the New York Giants organization
  • Helped form the Minnesota Baseball Coaches Association
  • Member of the Minnesota Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame
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