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Thanks for understanding this policy! Gordon Stanley "Mickey" Cochrane (April 6, 1903 June 28, 1962), nicknamed " Black Mike ", was an American. He played in Major League Baseball. Cochrane was considered one of the best catchers in baseball history and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Cochrane was born in Massachusetts and was a multi-sport athlete at Boston University. After college, he chose baseball over basketball and football. He made his major league debut in 1925, having spent only one season in the minor leagues. He was chosen as the American League. (AL) Most Valuable Player in 1928 and he appeared in the World Series from 1929 to 1931.Philadelphia won the first two of those World Series, but Cochrane was criticized for giving up stolen bases when his team lost the series in 1931. Cochrane's career batting average. 320 stood as a record for MLB catchers until 2009. Cochrane's career ended abruptly after a near-fatal head injury from a pitched ball in 1937. Career, he served in the United States Navy in World War II and ran an automobile business.
Cochrane died of cancer in 1962. In 1999, The Sporting News. Ranked him 65th on its list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players. The longest-running operation of all the great early photographers, George Burke and George Brace covered baseball in one form or another for the better part of the 20th centuryfrom 1929 to the 1990s. Their tenure had an auspicious beginning, to say the least.
In 1929, Cubs manager Joe McCarthy and catcher Gabby Hartnett sought out the ballclubs previous photographer. A listing leapt out at them: studio photographer George C. Burke, whose office was located near Wrigley Field. Thus began the baseball photography career of George Burke, who had no prior sports experience, and thus ended the career of photographer Francis Burkethe Cubs time-honored official cameraman and an unwitting victim of mistaken identity. George Burke hired a young, baseball-knowledgeable assistant named George Brace, and the two soon became a.Ever-present at Wrigley Field and. Burke and Brace endeavored to amass a complete portfolio of player portraitsa daunting task made possible by the fact that. Was the only city with both an American League and a National League franchise from 1929 all the way until Braces retirement in 1993. Nary a visiting ballplayer refused a quick sitting during. Some even stopped by Burke and Braces studio for additional, more formal portraits. The tandem was also well-known for endearingly candid pre-game and off-the-field shotsproof positive that both photographers were always welcomed by their famed subjects, embraced by them as friends at the stadium, at parties, in hotels, and on the street. Whos Who in the Major Leagues. Were just a few of the publications in which Burke and Braces work frequently appeared. In 1948, Burke suffered a heart attack. Brace carried on the business for several years in order to offset his partners medical expenses. Then, upon Burkes death in 1951, Brace reduced his commitment from a job to an all-encompassing hobby. Though no longer their official photographer, he was still allowed full access by the Cubs and Sox organizations.
It was a privilege he would maintain up until his death, a half-century later. With the exception of time spent as a. Army medic in the South Pacific during World War II, Brace attended at least one game of every home series at Wrigley Field and. Throughout his entire 65-year career.For many of those years, he worked late shifts or odd jobs that paid his expenses and wouldnt conflict with the game schedule. He always liked to arrive at the ballpark several hours early, when players were just arriving and fans were nowhere to be seen.
In 1994, his age finally caught up with him. Worsening eyesight forced his retirement from this long-time labor of love. Brace followed baseball up until the end and also co-authored a book. The Game That Was: The George Brace Photo Collection.
Additionally, I slip all autographed photos inside sturdy photo-protective sleeves. In most cases, using Jack Smalling's baseball address lists and other assorted address lists, I wrote to both active and retired baseball players, sending them letters, requests for signatures, and self-addressed-stamped envelopes. This is how I obtained thousands of autographs. I stand by every item I sell.
All the old time autograph dealers know me and the professional authenticators will vouch for my reputation as well. I do this on a part time basis, so sometimes emails take a day. PLEASE NOTE: Most items come with certificates of authenticity from outside companies (JSA and PSA predominantly; they are the best). Sincerely, Joe Binder , Downers Grove, Illinois.The item "Mickey Cochrane Autographed 2X Bank Check Detroit Tigers Baseball HOFer PSA SLAB" is in sale since Saturday, June 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Baseball-MLB\Other Autographed MLB Items".
The seller is "calabinder" and is located in Downers Grove, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.