Mike Hopkins Stats

Mike Hopkins was born on Friday, November 1, 1872, in Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland. Hopkins was 29 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 24, 1902, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. 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 Mike Hopkins baseball stats page.

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Mike Hopkins

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World Series
Birth Name:
Michael Joseph Hopkins
Born On:
11-01-1872  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-05-1952 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
High School:
None Attended (Dropped Out After 8th Grade)
None Attended
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Player Weight Chart Weight:
First Game:
08-24-1902 (Age 29)
Last Game:
Not Applicable

Mike Hopkins

Mike Hopkins Pitching Stats

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Mike Hopkins

Mike Hopkins Hitting Stats

1902 30 Pirates 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.500
1 Year 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.500

Mike Hopkins

Mike Hopkins Fielding Stats

1902 Pirates C 1 1 21 4 4.0 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 5.14
C Totals 1 1 21 4 4.0 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 5.14
1 Year 1 1 21 4 4.0 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 5.14

Mike Hopkins

Mike Hopkins Miscellaneous Stats

1902 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1 Year 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -

Mike Hopkins

Mike Hopkins Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1902 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
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Michael Joseph Hopkins was a Major League Baseball player who played catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates ( 1902 ). Did you know that Skinner, his nickname, appeared in exactly one Major League game and is featured on our Cups of Coffee page? Every ballplayer with a single cup of coffee is included and sortable columns make researching them as enjoyable as a real cup of coffee!

How did a Pennsylvania Railroad brakeman became a big leaguer? Mike Hopkins played semi-pro ball with the McCarthy's Baseball Team and lived in the Carnegie District (Pittsburgh). The Bucs were scheduled to play a Sunday doubleheader in Cincinnati and Jack O'Connor , one of the team's catchers, was not going to take the road trip. Honus Wagner also lived in the Carnegie area and arranged for Hopkins to join the team!

On August 24, 1902, Chief Zimmer caught game one of the doubleheader, then as planned, Hopkins caught game two. He went 2-for-2 at the plate, including a double, and finished his "career" with a 1.000 batting average, and a slugging percentage of 1.500!

Behind the plate, he had three putouts, an assist, and a passed ball. The National League end-of-season report listed no errors, but box scores from six different newspapers show he committed one (see sample below).

It might have only been one day, but Mike Hopkins is officially a Major League Baseball catcher in the Baseball Almanac .

Mike Hopkins MLB Debut Box Score

Mike Hopkins MLB Debut | The Philadelphia Inquirer | August 25, 1902 | Page 11

Mike Hopkins was born in Scotland , on November 1, 1872, and when he made it to the show, he became the fourth big leaguer from the Kingdom of Scotland! Those who preceded him were Mac MacArthur (1884), Hugh Nicol (1881), and Jim McCormick (1878).

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