Mickey Cochrane Stats

Mickey Cochrane was born on Monday, April 6, 1903, in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Cochrane was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 14, 1925, with the Philadelphia Athletics. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Mickey Cochrane baseball stats page.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"I have never believed it effective to use ace against ace. From the grandstand and crowd point of view, this is all right, but when it comes to winning games throughout the season the percentage is against it. Why sacrifice an almost certain win for a possible low-score loss?" - Mickey Cochrane in The Quotable Baseball Fanatic (2004)

Mickey Cochrane


Birth Name:
Gordon Stanley Cochrane
Nickname:
Black Mike - Mickey
Born On:
04-06-1903  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Year of Death Data Died On:
06-28-1962 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Lake Forest, Illinois
Cemetery:
Cremated (Ashes Scattered at Memorial Park Cemetery)
High School:
Bridgewater High School (Bridgewater, MA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
04-14-1925 (Age 22)
Last Game:
05-25-1937
Draft:
Not Applicable

Mickey Cochrane

Mickey Cochrane Pitching Stats

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Mickey Cochrane

Mickey Cochrane Hitting Stats

1925 22 Athletics 134 420 69 139 21 5 6 0 55 44 3 19 8 0 2 8 .331 .397 .448
1926 23 Athletics 120 370 50 101 8 9 8 0 47 56 0 15 26 0 0 0 .273 .369 .408
1927 24 Athletics 126 432 80 146 20 6 12 0 80 50 0 7 23 0 2 7 .338 .409 .495
1928 25 Athletics 131 468 92 137 26 12 10 0 57 76 3 25 21 0 3 0 .293 .395 .464
1929 26 Athletics 135 514 113 170 37 8 7 0 95 69 0 8 21 0 2 0 .331 .412 .475
1930 27 Athletics 130 487 110 174 42 5 10 0 85 55 - 18 18 0 1 0 .357 .424 .526
1931 28 Athletics 122 459 87 160 31 6 17 0 89 56 3 21 3 0 3 11 .349 .423 .553
1932 29 Athletics 139 518 118 152 35 4 23 1 112 100 0 22 3 0 4 0 .293 .412 .510
1933 30 Athletics 130 429 104 138 30 4 15 0 60 106 0 22 4 0 3 0 .322 .459 .515
1934 31 Tigers 129 437 74 140 32 1 2 0 76 78 0 26 5 0 4 5 .320 .428 .412
1935 32 Tigers 115 411 93 131 33 3 5 0 47 96 0 15 11 0 4 5 .319 .452 .450
1936 33 Tigers 44 126 24 34 8 0 2 1 17 46 0 15 6 0 0 1 .270 .465 .381
1937 34 Tigers 27 98 27 30 10 1 2 0 12 25 0 4 2 0 1 0 .306 .452 .490
13 Years 1,482 5,169 1,041 1,652 333 64 119 2 832 857 9 217 151 0 29 37 .320 .419 .478

Mickey Cochrane

Mickey Cochrane Fielding Stats

1925 Athletics C 133 123 2,511 506 3.8 498 419 79 8 9 12 63 34 .984 5.35
1926 Athletics C 115 105 2,482 607 5.3 592 502 90 15 9 8 45 36 .975 6.44
1927 Athletics C 123 120 2,665 653 5.3 644 559 85 9 11 8 66 38 .986 6.52
1928 Athletics C 130 129 3,086 741 5.7 716 645 71 25 8 8 60 28 .966 6.26
1929 Athletics C 135 134 3,019 749 5.5 736 659 77 13 9 9 61 33 .983 6.58
1930 Athletics C 130 126 2,742 728 5.6 723 654 69 5 11 7 39 33 .993 7.12
1931 Athletics C 117 115 2,774 632 5.4 623 560 63 9 9 6 55 37 .986 6.06
1932 Athletics C 137 134 3,246 751 5.5 746 652 94 5 15 11 42 43 .993 6.21
1932 Athletics LF 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1933 Athletics C 128 126 2,903 549 4.3 543 476 67 6 8 6 41 34 .989 5.05
1934 Tigers C 124 110 2,636 593 4.8 586 517 69 7 7 3 26 29 .988 6.00
1935 Tigers C 110 108 2,661 560 5.1 554 504 50 6 6 6 32 23 .989 5.62
1936 Tigers C 42 38 780 175 4.2 172 159 13 3 1 4 12 3 .983 5.95
1937 Tigers C 27 27 663 121 4.5 121 108 13 0 1 0 9 3 1.000 4.93
C Totals 1,451 1,395 32,168 7,365 5.1 7,254 6,414 840 111 104 88 551 374 .985 6.09
LF Totals 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
13 Years 1,452 1,395 32,168 7,365 5.1 7,254 6,414 840 111 104 88 551 374 .985 6.09

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Mickey Cochrane Miscellaneous Stats

1925 Athletics 7 4 .636 1 0 n/a 70.0 22.1 7.6 - - -
1926 Athletics 5 2 .714 2 2 n/a 46.3 24.7 7.9 - - -
1927 Athletics 9 6 .600 3 0 n/a 36.0 61.7 5.4 - - -
1928 Athletics 7 7 .500 1 0 n/a 46.8 18.7 8.2 - - -
1929 Athletics 7 6 .538 0 0 n/a 73.4 64.3 5.4 - - -
1930 Athletics 5 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 48.7 27.1 5.7 - - -
1931 Athletics 2 3 .400 5 0 n/a 27.0 21.9 5.2 - - -
1932 Athletics 0 1 .000 2 0 n/a 22.5 23.5 4.6 - - -
1933 Athletics 8 6 .571 2 0 n/a 28.6 19.5 7.2 - - -
1934 Tigers 8 4 .667 9 0 n/a 218.5 16.8 5.8 - - -
1935 Tigers 5 5 .500 5 0 n/a 82.2 27.4 8.7 - - -
1936 Tigers 1 1 .500 4 0 n/a 63.0 8.4 7.4 - - -
1937 Tigers 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 49.0 24.5 8.2 - - -
13 Years 64 46 .582 34 2 n/a 43.4 23.8 6.2 - - -

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Mickey Cochrane Miscellaneous Items of Interest

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Did you know that Mickey Cochrane is the only catcher in Major League history to hit for the cycle twice? His first cycle occurred on July 22, 1932 , and it was only the second by a catcher in American League history (the first was by Ray Schalk on June 27, 1922 ). Cochrane's second cycle occurred on August 2, 1933 , making him not only the first catcher with two, but the only catcher with two and the only Athletics player in team history - at any position - with two.

Did you know that when Mickey Cochrane won the Most Valuable Player Award in 1934, it was the first by a catcher from either league, and the first by a Detroit Tigers player?

Did you know that Mickey Cochrane drove in a run on July 31, 1934 , then - if you review his batting logs in 1934 , you'll see Black Mike had a streak of 12 consecutive games with at least one RBI, a new American League record (at that time, since passed by Taft Wright , 13 straight in 1941, then tied by Mike Sweeney , 13 straight in 1999) and a Tigers team record that still stands to this date, only tied once, by Rudy York in 1940.

Mickey Cochrane Hits for the Cycle
Mickey Cochrane Hits for Cycle ( Box Score ) | The Scranton Republican | August 3, 1933
Mickey Cochrane was the third catcher enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, after Roger Bresnahan and Buck Ewing . Baseball historian Bill James (The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, Page 371) ranked Cochrane fourth all-time among Major League catchers, behind Yogi Berra (#1), Johnny Bench (#2) and Roy Campanella (#3). James wrote:

#4 Mickey Cochrane

Cochrane, according to his own book, arrived in the majors as a poor defensive catcher. He played so poorly at catcher that Connie Mack tried him at third base, only to discover that he was an even worse third baseman.

He could hit and he could throw, and Connie Mack and Cy Perkins taught him to catch; Perkins was the A's number one catcher, but nonetheless worked hard to help Cochrane take his job.

On opening day [ box ] of the 1925 season Cy Perkins , a right-handed hitter, was due up in the eighth inning with the bases loaded, game tied, and a side-arming right-hander, Rudy Kallio , on the mound. Cochrane saw Connie Mack looking for a pinch hitter, and volunteered that he had hit Kallio hard in the Pacific Coast League. Mack let him pinch hit for Perkins . When he delivered a game-winning hit, Perkins , on the bench, said 'there goes Cy Perkins job."

Mickey Cochrane Hall of Fame Plaque
Mickey Cochrane | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque
In 1932, Mickey Cochrane (118 R / 112 RBI) became the first catcher in Major League history with a 100+ run / 100+ RBI season. A rare feat amongst catchers matched only eight additional times: Yogi Berra (116 R / 124 RBI / 1950), Roy Campanella (103 R / 142 RBI / 1953), Johnny Bench (108 R / 129 RBI / 1974), Carlton Fisk (106 R / 102 RBI / 1977), Darrell Porter (101 R / 112 RBI / 1979), Mike Piazza (104 R / 124 RBI / 1997), Ivan Rodriguez (116 R / 113 RBI / 1999), and Mike Piazza (100 R / 124 RBI / 1999).

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