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Gordon Stanley "Mickey" Cochrane (April 6, 1903-June 28, 1962) was a Scottish-American catcher and manager in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Athletics and Detroit Tigers. New York Yankees Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle was named after Cochrane. April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... This article is about the baseball team currently active in the American League. ... The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000... Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player, regarded as one of the best of all time. ...


Also known as "Black Mike," Cochrane was educated at Boston University where he played five sports. He broke in with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1925 as the team's starting catcher, quickly establishing himself as one of the best offensive players ever at the position. A left-handed batter, Cochrane ran well enough that manager Connie Mack would occasionally insert him into the leadoff spot in the batting order. Most frequently, Cochrane would bat third, but wherever he hit, his primary job was to get on base so that hard-hitting Al Simmons and Jimmie Foxx could drive him in. Boston University is a non-sectarian private university located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Connie Mack baseball card, 1910 Cornelius Alexander Mack (December 22, 1862 – February 8, 1956), born Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, was an American professional baseball player, manager, and team owner. ... Aloysius Harry Simmons (May 22, 1902 - May 26, 1956), born Aloysius Szymanski in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was an American player in Major League Baseball over three decades. ... Jimmie Foxx on the cover of Time in 1929 James Emory Foxx (October 22, 1907 – July 21, 1967) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who was, up until Mark McGwires glory days in the late 1990s, the most prolific right-handed power hitter to ever play...

This person is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
This person is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Known for his fiery temper, Cochrane and teammate Lefty Grove were known to tear up locker rooms after difficult losses. National Baseball Hall of Fame logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... National Baseball Hall of Fame logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... Robert Moses (Lefty) Grove (March 6, 1900 - May 22, 1975) was one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history. ...


Cochrane enjoyed his best year in 1930, when he hit .357 with 10 home runs and 85 RBI and scored 110 runs. He played in three World Series with the Athletics, and was blamed by many for the loss of the 1931 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals who, led by Pepper Martin, stole eight bases in the series, five of those by Martin. 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, the culmination of the sports postseason each October. ... The St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892-present) Central Division (1994-present) Eastern Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1891) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1982 â€¢1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1931 1926 NL Pennants (16) 2004 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1985 â€¢ 1982 1968 â€¢ 1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1943 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934... Johnny Leonard Roosevelt “Pepper” Martin (February 29, 1904 - March 5, 1965) was a Major League Baseball player. ...


In 1934, Connie Mack started to disassemble his dynasty for financial reasons and sold Cochrane to the Detroit Tigers, who made him player-manager. Cochrane led the Tigers to the World Series in 1934 and 1935. 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... á 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Cochrane's playing career came to a sudden end on May 25, 1937 when he was hit in the head by a pitch by Yankees pitcher Bump Hadley. Hospitalized for seven days, the injury nearly killed him. Ordered by doctors not to play baseball again (he was just 34 years old), Cochrane returned to the dugout but had lost his competitive fire. He managed for the remainder of the 1937 season and was replaced midway through the 1938 season. Cochrane's all-time managerial record was 348-250, for a .582 winning percentage. May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a...


Despite his head injury, Cochrane served in the United States Navy during World War II, as did Bill Dickey of the Yankees, giving the Navy the two greatest catchers baseball had yet seen; with Yogi Berra also serving but not yet having reached the major leagues, there were actually three possible "greatest catchers ever" in the WWII-era Navy. The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb. ... William Malcolm Dickey (June 6, 1907 - November 12, 1993) was a Major League Baseball player and manager. ... Yogi Berra on his 80th birthday Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925) is a former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball who played almost his entire career for the New York Yankees. ...


Cochrane was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1947. He died in 1962 in Lake Forest, Illinois, at the age of 59. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... See previous election: 1946 and next election: 1948 The 1947 election to select inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame again followed a major revision of the methods used one year earlier. ... Lake Forest is a city located in Lake County, Illinois. ...


With the Athletics having moved out of Philadelphia in 1954, and never retiring the uniform number 2 he wore with them, the Philadelphia Phillies honored Cochrane by elected him to the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame at Veterans Stadium. The Athletics' plaques from that display have been moved to the Philadelphia Athletics Museum in Hatboro, Pennsylvania. The Tigers honored him by renaming National Avenue, behind the third-base stands at Tiger Stadium, Cochrane Avenue, but have never retired the uniform number 3 he wore with them. Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 1980 NL Pennants (5) 1993 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1950 1915 East Division titles (6) [1] 1993 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1978 1977 â€¢ 1976 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In 1981, a players strike in... Philadelphia Veterans Stadium (or The Vet) was located at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in Philadelphia. ... Hatboro is a borough located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Official languages None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 2. ... This article is about Tiger Stadium in Detroit. ...


In 1999, he ranked number 65 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was a nominee for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ...

Preceded by:
Bucky Harris
Detroit Tigers managers
1934–1938
Succeeded by:
Del Baker

Stanley Raymond Bucky Harris (November 8, 1896 - November 8, 1977) was a Major League Baseball player, manager and executive. ... Delmer David Baker (May 3, 1892, Sherwood, Oregon - September 11, 1973, San Antonio, Texas) was a catcher, coach and manager in American Major League Baseball. ...

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Mickey Cochrane - Search Results - MSN Encarta (111 words)
Cochrane, Mickey (1903-62), American baseball player, considered one of the greatest catchers in baseball.
Gordon Stanley "Mickey" Cochrane (April 6, 1903 – June 28, 1962) was a catcher and manager in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Athletics and Detroit Tigers.
Mickey Cochrane batting, fielding and pitching major league baseball lifetime statistics for each season and his career, and a list of any post-season awards he has won and...
Mickey Cochrane Obituary (881 words)
Cochrane, who made his major league debute with the Athletics in 1925, was the American League's Most Valuable Player of 1928.
Cochrane, who first athletics prominence came as a Boston University halfback, was born in Bridgewater, Mass., on April 6, 1903.
On May 25, 1937, Mickey Cochrane stepped to the plate for the final at bats of his Major League playing career and became the fifth junior circuit player to hit a home run in his final at bat.
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