February 23, 1914|
|Died: October 4, 1966
|September 4, 1938, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 25, 1949, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Career highlights and awards|
Michael "Mike" Tresh (February 23, 1914 – October 4, 1966) was a catcher in Major League Baseball. From 1938 through 1949, he played for the Chicago White Sox (1938–48) and Cleveland Indians (1949). Tresh batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. His son, Tom, also played in the major leagues from 1961–69.
In a 12-season career, Tresh posted a .249 batting average with two home runs and 297 RBI in 1027 games played. His best season was 1940, when he batted .281 with 64 RBIs, 62 runs, and 135 hits – all career-highs. Tresh was durable enough to catch all 150 White Sox games in 1945, and is just one of three 20th century catchers to catch every one of an MLB team's games in a season. The others are Frankie Hayes (Philadelphia Phillies) and Ray Mueller (Cincinnati Reds), each with 155 caught games in 1944.
- "Mike Tresh". retrosheet.org. Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved November 19, 2010.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
- Baseball Library
- Encyclopedia of Baseball Catchers
- Iron Men Catchers
- Mike Tresh at Find a Grave
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