The brainy Mitchell began as a pitcher, relieving Cy Young
in his and the Red Sox'
first-ever game, in 1901. Only moderately successful, he remained a ML pitcher until
1905 and resurfaced as a catcher with New York in 1910. He managed the Cubs from
1917-20, leading them to the 1918 pennant, and managed his hometown Boston Braves
1921-23, before moving into the front office and coaching for 30 years at Harvard.