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Michael J. Kohoe

This Yellow Springs, Ohio lad, who was born in 1873, first broke into the big leagues in 1895 with the Cincinnati Nationals. A catcher, Mike was sent back to the minor leagues for more seasoning before returning to the Nationals in 1899. He stayed in the big leagues for the next 10 years with the Chicago Cubs (1901), St. Louis Browns (1902-04), Philadelphia Phillies (1905-07) and the Washington Senators (1907-09). He caught the first game the immortal Walter Johnson pitched for the Senators. In later years, he moved to Akron where he died in 1949.

Inducted 1959 | Baseball