Mickey Cochrane

Hall of Fame

Catcher

1925—1937

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Player LeveL
Elite
All-time rank
Catcher RANK
#16

Player Detail

Gordon Stanley
GIVEN NAME
Cochrane
SURNAME
April 6, 1903, in Bridgewater, MA
BORN
June 28, 1962, in Lake Forest, IL, USA
DIED
1925—1937
Playing Career
Played from 22-34
PLAYING AGE
Philadelphia A's
Detroit Tigers
Teams Played For
Catcher
PRIMARY POSITION
Philadelphia A's
PRIMARY TEAM
1929-30, 1935
World Series titles
Black Mike
NICKNAME
3
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-10 / 180
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 14, 1925
Major League Debut
May 25, 1937
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Mickey Cochrane?

One of the most intense players in history, batted .320 and was baseball’s best all-around catcher in the 1920s and early 1930s. Managed and played the Tigers to their first World Series title in 1935.

70

HITTING

50

POWER

50

RUNNING

70

FIELDING

70

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
On May 25, 1937, Mickey was hit in the head by a pitch from Yankees pitcher Bump Hadley. He was hospitalized for seven days and nearly died from the injury.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1482
1652
119
830
.320
2 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
1928. 1934 AL MVP

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1933 Philadelphia A's

30 Years Old

.322
AVG
15
HR
60
RBI
104
RUNS
.459
OBP
138
HITS
30
2B
4
3B
.515
SLG
106
BB
8
SB
6.3
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.320
.419
.478

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.897
.723
124.1

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
42.6
43.9

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Mickey Cochrane Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Cochrane
500
160
101
32
6
12
80
83
21
6
239
245
.320
.419
.478
897
AVG C
528
144
65
26
5
6
76
58
37
4
198
205
.273
.348
.375
.723

Mickey Cochrane Rankings

AT Catcher BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
16
13
11
11
12
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Catcher BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
12
11
9
13
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Mickey Cochrane PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
49.1
36.2
27.0
17.6
5.36
53.0
34.7
25.3
17.3
4.40
BLUE = Mickey Cochrane
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME C

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
273.8
188.5
142.4
88.9
29.9
307.6
181.0
130.7
87.6
24.8
BLUE = Mickey Cochrane
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME C

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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