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Cochrane, Mickeylocked

(06 April 1903–28 June 1962)
  • Norman L. Macht

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Cochrane, Mickey (06 April 1903–28 June 1962), baseball player and manager, was born Gordon Stanley Cochrane in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, the son of Scots-Irish immigrants John Cochrane, a caretaker, coachman, and movie theater owner, and Sarah Campbell. Known as “Kid” at Boston University (1921–1924), “Mike,” or “Black Mike” (for his thick raven hair and black mood when his team lost a game), Cochrane endures as “Mickey,” a name pinned on him when scout Tom Turner sent word that he was signing a “Mick” from Boston....

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