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Mickey Cochrane

Baseball

Philadelphia Athletics

Played 9 seasons as a C with the Philadelphia Athletics (1925-33)

Career stat with the Athletics .321 AVG, 823 R, 1317 H, 108 HR, 680 RBI, .401 OB%, .490 SL%

Career Fielding stats with the Athletics: .984 F%, 5916 TC, 5126 PO, 695 A, 89 DP

Considered one of the best defensive catchers of his era

Known as “Black Mike” because of his dark moods and fiery temper

Fierce and competitive leader, sparking the A’s to 3 consecutive pennants (1929-31)

During those years he hit .331, .357, and .349 respectively

Hit over .300 six times with the Athletics

Struck out only 157 times in 4097 at bats with the Athletics

2 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Batting with the Athletics

2 times led the AL in Fielding % at C with the Athletics (1930, 1932)

6 times led the AL in Putouts at C with the Athletics (1926-30, 1932)

2 times led the AL in Assists at C with the Athletics (1930, 1932)

2 times led the AL in Double Plays at C with the Athletics (1930, 1932)

Current rank on Athletics Career Leaders

  • 5th in AVG [.321]
  • 8th in Runs [823]
  • 10th in Hits [1317]
  • 7th in OB % [.401]
  • 9th in SL % [.490]

Current rank amongst Athletics Cathcers

  • 2nd in Total Chances [5916]
  • 2nd in Putouts [5126]
  • 3rd in Assists [695]
  • 2nd in Double Plays [89]

Named American League MVP (1928)

3 time AL Champion with the Athletics (1939-31)

2 time World Series Champion with the Athletics (1929, 1930)

Ranked 65th by The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players (1999)

Nominee for the MLB All-Century Team (1999)

Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame (1947)

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