Born: April 6, 1903 in Bridgewater, Mass.
Died: June 28, 1962
Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1925-33), Detroit Tigers (1934-37)
Inducted into Hall of Fame: 1947
Primary position: Catcher
- Considered one of the greatest catchers in MLB history, he had a career average of .320.
- Nicknamed "Black Mike" because he always seemed to be in a bad mood, his A's teams won pennants in 1929, 1930 and 1931.
- Hit .357 with 10 home runs and 85 RBI in 1930.
- Was player-manager with the Tigers from 1934, and managed Detroit to a pennant in 1934 and a World Series title in 1935. He went 348-250 as a manager.
- Suffered a career-ending injury in 1937 when he was hit in the head with a pitch.
- Despite his head injury, he served in the Navy in World War II.
- Served stints as coach and GM for the A's, scout for the Yankees and Tigers, and vice president of the Tigers.