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Mickey Cochrane

Gordon Stanley Cochrane (Black Mike)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: April 6, 1903 in Bridgewater, MA
High School: Bridgewater HS (Bridgewater, MA)
School: Boston University (Boston, MA)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1925 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Tigers 1925-1937

Final Game: May 25, 1937 (Age 34)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1947 (128/161 ballots).
   View Mickey Cochrane Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: June 28, 1962 in Lake Forest, IL
Cremated
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1925 22 PHA AL 134 474 420 69 139 21 5 6 55 7 4 44 19 .331 .397 .448 .845 108 188 2 8 *2 MVP-10
1926 23 PHA AL 120 452 370 50 101 8 9 8 47 5 2 56 15 .273 .369 .408 .777 98 151 0 26 *2 MVP-18
1927 24 PHA AL 126 507 432 80 146 20 6 12 80 9 6 50 7 .338 .409 .495 .904 129 214 2 23 *2 MVP-4
1928 25 PHA AL 131 571 468 92 137 26 12 10 57 7 5 76 25 .293 .395 .464 .859 122 217 3 21 *2 MVP-1
1929 26 PHA AL 135 606 514 113 170 37 8 7 95 7 7 69 8 .331 .412 .475 .887 124 244 2 21 *2
1930 27 PHA AL 130 561 487 110 174 42 5 10 85 5 0 55 18 .357 .424 .526 .949 134 256 1 18 *2
1931 28 PHA AL 122 521 459 87 160 31 6 17 89 2 3 56 21 .349 .423 .553 .976 149 254 3 3 *2 MVP-9
1932 29 PHA AL 139 626 518 118 152 35 4 23 112 0 1 100 22 .293 .412 .510 .921 134 264 4 3 *2/7O
1933 30 PHA AL 130 542 429 104 138 30 4 15 60 8 6 106 22 .322 .459 .515 .974 158 221 3 4 *2 MVP-15
1934 31 DET AL 129 523 437 74 140 32 1 2 76 8 4 78 26 .320 .428 .412 .840 117 180 4 5 *2 AS,MVP-1
1935 32 DET AL 115 522 411 93 131 33 3 5 47 5 5 96 15 .319 .452 .450 .902 138 185 4 11 *2 AS,MVP-7
1936 33 DET AL 44 178 126 24 34 8 0 2 17 1 1 46 15 .270 .465 .381 .846 111 48 0 6 2
1937 34 DET AL 27 124 98 27 30 10 1 2 12 0 1 25 4 .306 .452 .490 .941 135 48 1 2 2
13 Yrs 1482 6207 5169 1041 1652 333 64 119 832 64 45 857 217 .320 .419 .478 .897 129 2470 29 151
162 Game Avg. 162 678 565 114 181 36 7 13 91 7 5 94 24 .320 .419 .478 .897 129 270 3 17
PHA (9 yrs) 1167 4860 4097 823 1317 250 59 108 680 50 34 612 157 .321 .412 .490 .902 129 2009 20 127
DET (4 yrs) 315 1347 1072 218 335 83 5 11 152 14 11 245 60 .313 .444 .430 .874 126 461 9 24

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1925 22 PHA AL 134 474 6 1 0 -1 4 10 1.0 18 28 2.7 .507 .506 2.8 0.3 29 $4,500 *2 MVP-10
1926 23 PHA AL 120 452 0 1 0 -1 4 4 0.4 17 21 2.1 .503 .503 2.2 0.3 22 $8,000 *2 MVP-18
1927 24 PHA AL 126 507 21 -0 0 1 4 26 2.5 19 45 4.4 .520 .515 4.3 0.5 44 $9,000 *2 MVP-4
1928 25 PHA AL 131 571 18 0 0 -3 4 19 1.9 21 40 4.0 .514 .512 4.3 0.2 43 $10,000 *2 MVP-1
1929 26 PHA AL 135 606 23 -1 0 -1 5 26 2.4 22 48 4.7 .518 .515 4.7 0.3 49 $12,000 *2
1930 27 PHA AL 130 561 30 2 0 2 4 38 3.4 21 60 5.5 .526 .521 5.3 0.6 57 $16,000 *2
1931 28 PHA AL 122 521 34 -0 0 0 4 38 3.6 20 58 5.4 .529 .522 5.4 0.4 58 $18,667 *2 MVP-9
1932 29 PHA AL 139 626 31 0 0 1 5 37 3.4 23 60 5.6 .525 .521 5.5 0.5 59 $18,667 *2/7O
1933 30 PHA AL 130 542 43 -0 0 -1 4 46 4.4 20 67 6.3 .534 .527 6.4 0.3 68 $18,667 *2 MVP-15
1934 31 DET AL 129 523 18 0 0 1 4 23 2.1 20 42 4.0 .516 .513 3.9 0.5 41 $20,000 *2 AS,MVP-1
1935 32 DET AL 115 522 32 -1 0 0 4 35 3.2 19 54 5.0 .528 .520 5.1 0.3 54 $20,000 *2 AS,MVP-7
1936 33 DET AL 44 178 7 -0 0 -1 1 7 0.6 6 13 1.2 .514 .504 1.3 0.0 14 $36,000 2
1937 34 DET AL 27 124 7 -0 0 1 1 9 0.8 4 13 1.2 .530 .505 1.1 0.2 12 $36,000 2
13 Seasons 1482 6207 271 2 0 -2 48 320 29.5 231 550 52.1 .520 .515 52.2 4.4 552 $227,501
PHA (9 yrs) 1167 4860 208 3 0 -3 38 246 22.9 181 427 40.7 .520 .516 40.8 3.4 430 $115,501
DET (4 yrs) 315 1347 64 -1 0 1 10 74 6.6 49 123 11.4 .521 .514 11.4 1.0 122 $112,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1925 22 PHA AL 474 293 74 6.8 121 .337 .331 .308 .397 .380 .448 .432 .845 .812 108 .625 5.3 0.5 .832 .229 .117 6.5
1926 23 PHA AL 452 297 56 5.0 114 .268 .273 .296 .369 .368 .408 .415 .777 .783 98 .532 -1.7 -0.2 .775 .295 .135 6.2
1927 24 PHA AL 507 315 86 7.3 115 .324 .338 .299 .409 .368 .495 .420 .904 .788 129 .678 18.8 1.8 .921 .280 .157 10.3
1928 25 PHA AL 571 357 84 6.3 111 .293 .293 .292 .395 .358 .464 .415 .859 .773 122 .626 16.8 1.6 .887 .338 .171 8.2
1929 26 PHA AL 606 372 99 7.1 116 .327 .331 .297 .412 .364 .475 .429 .887 .793 124 .660 21.0 2.0 .897 .278 .144 7.0
1930 27 PHA AL 561 331 109 8.8 120 .357 .357 .301 .424 .366 .526 .443 .949 .809 134 .718 28.0 2.5 1.013 .292 .168 6.7
1931 28 PHA AL 521 305 106 9.3 113 .340 .349 .294 .423 .362 .553 .420 .976 .782 149 .762 33.8 3.2 1.033 .325 .205 3.6
1932 29 PHA AL 626 370 107 7.8 114 .273 .293 .289 .412 .360 .510 .425 .921 .785 134 .689 30.4 2.8 1.000 .407 .216 .0
1933 30 PHA AL 542 301 100 8.9 106 .314 .322 .281 .459 .352 .515 .405 .974 .757 158 .760 43.7 4.2 1.118 .445 .193 10.4
1934 31 DET AL 523 306 77 6.7 112 .337 .320 .288 .428 .362 .412 .415 .840 .777 117 .629 17.4 1.6 .884 .279 .092 3.2
1935 32 DET AL 522 296 82 7.4 108 .322 .319 .282 .452 .354 .450 .408 .902 .762 138 .671 31.7 3.0 1.000 .365 .131 5.0
1936 33 DET AL 178 99 22 5.9 121 .294 .270 .299 .465 .374 .381 .439 .846 .813 111 .530 6.3 0.6 1.011 .476 .111 1.3
1937 34 DET AL 124 71 21 7.8 119 .304 .306 .292 .452 .368 .490 .436 .941 .804 135 .674 7.3 0.7 1.058 .429 .184 .0
13 Yrs 6207 3713 1023 7.4 114 .317 .320 .294 .419 .363 .478 .422 .897 .785 129 .672 258.6 24.2 .948 .328 .158 83.2
162 Game Avg. 678 406 112 7.4 114 .317 .320 .294 .419 .363 .478 .422 .897 .785 129 .672 28 3 .948 .328 .158 9
PHA (9 yrs) 4860 2941 821 7.5 114 .316 .321 .295 .412 .364 .490 .423 .902 .787 129 .681 196.0 18.4 .944 .322 .169 68.4
DET (4 yrs) 1347 772 202 7.0 112 .324 .313 .287 .444 .361 .430 .417 .874 .778 126 .639 62.6 5.8 .960 .349 .118 12.3

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1929 26 PHA AL WS CHC W 5 22 15 5 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 .400 .591 .467 1.058 7 1 0 0 0 0
1930 27 PHA AL WS STL W 6 24 18 5 4 1 0 2 4 0 1 5 2 .222 .375 .611 .986 11 0 0 0 1 0
1931 28 PHA AL WS STL L 7 30 25 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 2 .160 .300 .160 .460 4 1 0 0 0 0
1934 31 DET AL WS STL L 7 33 28 2 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 3 .214 .313 .250 .563 7 1 0 1 0 0
1935 32 DET AL WS CHC W 6 28 24 3 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 .292 .393 .333 .726 8 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs (5 Series) 31 137 110 17 27 4 0 2 7 0 1 25 8 .245 .382 .336 .719 37 3 0 1 1 0
5 WS 31 137 110 17 27 4 0 2 7 0 1 25 8 .245 .382 .336 .719 37 3 0 1 1 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1934 DET AL 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1935 DET AL 32 DNP

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1925 22 PHA AL 474 1.3% 4.0% 9.3% 6.8% 23% 0.43 22.1 70.0 7.6 83%
1926 23 PHA AL 452 1.8% 3.3% 12.4% 5.5% 25% 0.27 24.7 46.3 7.9 77%
1927 24 PHA AL 507 2.4% 1.4% 9.9% 7.5% 26% 0.14 61.7 36.0 5.4 81%
1928 25 PHA AL 571 1.8% 4.4% 13.3% 8.4% 35% 0.33 18.7 46.8 8.2 76%
1929 26 PHA AL 606 1.2% 1.3% 11.4% 8.6% 31% 0.12 64.3 73.4 5.4 82%
1930 27 PHA AL 561 1.8% 3.2% 9.8% 10.2% 33% 0.33 27.1 48.7 5.7 82%
1931 28 PHA AL 521 3.3% 4.0% 10.8% 10.4% 34% 0.38 21.9 27.0 5.2 81%
1932 29 PHA AL 626 3.7% 3.5% 16.0% 9.9% 41% 0.22 23.5 22.5 4.6 76%
1933 30 PHA AL 542 2.8% 4.1% 19.6% 9.0% 36% 0.21 19.5 28.6 7.2 72%
1934 31 DET AL 523 0.4% 5.0% 14.9% 6.7% 25% 0.33 16.8 218.5 5.8 78%
1935 32 DET AL 522 1.0% 2.9% 18.4% 7.9% 31% 0.16 27.4 82.2 8.7 75%
1936 33 DET AL 178 1.1% 8.4% 25.8% 5.6% 29% 0.33 8.4 63.0 7.4 61%
1937 34 DET AL 124 1.6% 3.2% 20.2% 10.5% 43% 0.16 24.5 49.0 8.2 74%
13 Yrs 6207 1.9% 3.5% 13.8% 8.3% 31% 0.25 23.8 43.4 6.2 78%
MLB Averages 1.3% 7.9% 8.1% 6.9% 28% 0.98 11.2 70.0 7.6 80%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1925 22 134 474 420 69 139 21 5 6 55 7 4 44 19 .331 .397 .448 .845 108 188 2 8
1926 23 254 926 790 119 240 29 14 14 102 12 6 100 34 .304 .383 .429 .813 104 339 2 34
1927 24 380 1433 1222 199 386 49 20 26 182 21 12 150 41 .316 .392 .453 .845 113 553 4 57
1928 25 511 2004 1690 291 523 75 32 36 239 28 17 226 66 .309 .393 .456 .849 115 770 7 78
1929 26 646 2610 2204 404 693 112 40 43 334 35 24 295 74 .314 .398 .460 .858 117 1014 9 99
1930 27 776 3171 2691 514 867 154 45 53 419 40 24 350 92 .322 .402 .472 .874 120 1270 10 117
1931 28 898 3692 3150 601 1027 185 51 70 508 42 27 406 113 .326 .405 .484 .889 124 1524 13 120
1932 29 1037 4318 3668 719 1179 220 55 93 620 42 28 506 135 .321 .406 .487 .894 126 1788 17 123
1933 30 1167 4860 4097 823 1317 250 59 108 680 50 34 612 157 .321 .412 .490 .902 129 2009 20 127
1934 31 1296 5383 4534 897 1457 282 60 110 756 58 38 690 183 .321 .414 .483 .896 128 2189 24 132
1935 32 1411 5905 4945 990 1588 315 63 115 803 63 43 786 198 .321 .417 .480 .897 129 2374 28 143
1936 33 1455 6083 5071 1014 1622 323 63 117 820 64 44 832 213 .320 .418 .478 .896 129 2422 28 149
1937 34 1482 6207 5169 1041 1652 333 64 119 832 64 45 857 217 .320 .419 .478 .897 129 2470 29 151

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1925 22 141 473 423 58 127 19 5 5 46 6 40 20 .300 .363 .404 .768 62 134
1926 23 126 462 381 46 98 8 9 8 44 5 54 16 .257 .349 .388 .738 52 120
1927 24 132 510 437 71 138 19 6 11 71 9 47 7 .316 .385 .462 .847 77 126
1928 25 138 584 484 88 136 26 12 10 54 7 75 26 .281 .381 .446 .827 81 131
1929 26 143 617 527 102 163 35 8 7 85 7 66 8 .309 .388 .446 .834 90 135
1930 27 137 554 485 90 156 38 4 9 69 4 49 19 .322 .385 .472 .857 88 130
1931 28 128 516 459 73 146 28 5 16 75 2 51 22 .318 .390 .505 .895 90 122
1932 29 146 626 526 101 141 32 4 21 96 0 93 23 .268 .382 .464 .846 93 139
1933 30 139 557 446 98 136 30 4 15 56 8 104 23 .305 .439 .491 .930 95 130
1934 31 136 531 447 67 135 31 1 2 69 8 75 27 .302 .407 .389 .796 69 129
1935 32 122 537 426 89 130 33 3 5 45 5 95 16 .305 .436 .432 .868 79 115
1936 33 46 173 126 19 30 7 0 2 14 1 41 16 .238 .425 .341 .766 18 44
1937 34 28 125 99 24 28 9 1 2 10 0 23 4 .283 .423 .455 .877 19 27
13 Yrs 1562 6265 5266 926 1564 315 62 113 734 62 813 227 .297 .394 .445 .839 913 1482
162 Game Avg. 162 650 546 96 162 33 6 12 76 6 84 24 .297 .394 .445 .839 95 1482

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA (35.4%)
1939 BBWAA (10.2%)
1942 BBWAA (37.8%)
1945 BBWAA (50.6%)
1946 Final Ballot (24.7%)
1946 Nominating Vote (39.6%)
1947 BBWAA (79.5%)
Selected to HOF in 1947 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1925 AL (10, 13%)
1926 AL (18, 6%)
1927 AL (4, 28%)
1928 AL (1, 83%)
1931 AL (9, 20%)
1933 AL (15, 6%)
1934 AL (1, 84%)
1935 AL (7, 30%)
2 MVPs
2.70 Career Shares (47th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1933 AL  6.3 (8th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1927 AL  4.4 (9th)
1929 AL  4.7 (10th)
1930 AL  5.5 (9th)
1931 AL  5.4 (9th)
1932 AL  5.6 (5th)
1933 AL  6.3 (6th)
1935 AL  5.0 (9th)
Career  52.1 (168th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1927 AL  4.3 (9th)
1930 AL  5.3 (9th)
1931 AL  5.4 (8th)
1932 AL  5.5 (4th)
1933 AL  6.4 (3rd)
1935 AL  5.1 (8th)
Career  52.2 (149th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1927 AL  .338 (8th)
1930 AL  .357 (5th)
1931 AL  .349 (4th)
1933 AL  .322 (8th)
1935 AL  .319 (9th)
Career  .320 (54th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1927 AL  .409 (9th)
1929 AL  .412 (8th)
1930 AL  .424 (6th)
1931 AL  .423 (7th)
1932 AL  .412 (6th)
1933 AL  .459 (1st)
1934 AL  .428 (5th)
1935 AL  .452 (3rd)
Career  .419 (19th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1927 AL  .495 (10th)
1931 AL  .553 (7th)
1932 AL  .510 (8th)
1933 AL  .515 (4th)
Career  .478 (200th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1927 AL  .904 (10th)
1930 AL  .949 (8th)
1931 AL  .976 (5th)
1932 AL  .921 (6th)
1933 AL  .974 (4th)
1935 AL  .902 (7th)
Career  .897 (68th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1928 AL  92 (10th)
1929 AL  113 (10th)
1932 AL  118 (8th)
1933 AL  104 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1930 AL  42 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1928 AL  12 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1927 AL  12 (8th)
1931 AL  17 (7th)
1932 AL  23 (6th)
1933 AL  15 (7th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1932 AL  112 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1928 AL  76 (8th)
1932 AL  100 (5th)
1933 AL  106 (2nd)
1934 AL  78 (10th)
1935 AL  96 (4th)
Career  857 (194th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1930 AL  134 (10th)
1931 AL  149 (7th)
1932 AL  134 (7th)
1933 AL  158 (4th)
1935 AL  138 (6th)
Career  129 (185th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1931 AL  106 (10th)
1932 AL  107 (8th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1931 AL  34 (8th)
1932 AL  30 (6th)
1933 AL  44 (4th)
1935 AL  32 (7th)
Career  259 (175th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1931 AL  3.2 (8th)
1932 AL  2.8 (6th)
1933 AL  4.2 (4th)
1935 AL  3.0 (7th)
Career  24.2 (194th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1932 AL  256 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1930 AL  .718 (7th)
1931 AL  .762 (4th)
1932 AL  .689 (8th)
1933 AL  .760 (4th)
1935 AL  .671 (7th)
Career  .672 (128th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1932 AL  4 (7th)
1933 AL  3 (6th)
1934 AL  4 (3rd)
1935 AL  4 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1926 AL  26 (10th)
1927 AL  23 (8th)
1929 AL  21 (9th)
1930 AL  18 (10th)
Career  151 (171st)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1927 AL  10.3 (9th)
1933 AL  10.4 (10th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1927 AL  61.7 (3rd)
1929 AL  64.3 (3rd)
1930 AL  27.1 (5th)
1932 AL  23.5 (9th)
1935 AL  27.4 (7th)
Career  23.8 (68th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1927 AL  36.0 (6th)
1931 AL  27.0 (7th)
1932 AL  22.5 (6th)
1933 AL  28.6 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 77 (324), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 136 (97), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 54 (64), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (8th), 52.1 career WAR/36.9 7yr-peak WAR/44.5 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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