Behind the Mask
Mickey Cochrane is considered,
by many, to be the greatest catcher in major league
baseball history. He led the Philadelphia Athletics
to three pennants and two World Championships
(1929-1931). As the player-manager of the Detroit
Tigers, Cochrane led the team to two pennants
(1934, 1935) and a World Championship (1935).
A very tough competitor, he hit a .320 during
his Hall of Fame career.
This was a catcher's mask he used early in his