Gordon Stanley "Mickey" Cochrane (1903-1962) continues to sit atop the list of the greatest catchers in Major League Baseball history. Cochrane helped lead the Philadelphia Athletics to three American League pennants and two World Series championships (1929, 1930) and the Detroit Tigers to two pennants and one World Series title (1935). Mickey Cochrane compiled a .320 batting average, had 1,652 hits and drove in 832 runs in his 13-year career the Philadelphia Athletics (1925-1933) and Detroit Tigers (1934-1937). He was considered one of the best catchers in the game at the plate and behind the plate and retired with a .985 career fielding percentage. Cochrane’s career was halted when he was hit in the head by a pitch that nearly killed him in 1937. Gordon Stanley Cochrane was elected tot the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1947.