|Kenneth Thomson Knode|
November 8, 1895|
|Died: December 20, 1980
South Bend, Indiana
|June 28, 1920, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 26, 1920, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
Knode was born in Westminster, Maryland in 1895. He attended both the University of Maryland and University of Michigan, playing football and baseball at both institutions. At Michigan, he was the starting quarterback of the undefeated 1918 Michigan Wolverines football team that was recognized as the national championship team of the 1918 college football season. He scored Michigan's final touchdown against Michigan Agricultural College in 1918 on a 30-yard run after faking a pass.
In 1920, he played Major League Baseball as a right fielder, second baseman and shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals. In 42 games, he accumulated a .231 batting average and a .306 on-base percentage.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference