Hall of Fame catcher of the Philadelphia Athletics who retired with a batting average of .320, leading the team to three straight pennants.
By all accounts he was a much better football and basketball player in high school, and rarely played catcher in baseball, but he chose baseball as the most reliable sport to make a living.
He caught for pitchers
He was born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, the fifth of seven children of Scottish immigrants, John and Sadie Cochrane.
He was teammates with some of the greatest hitters in baseball, such as Hank Greenberg and Jimmy Foxx.