The catching platoon of switch-hitting Joe Sugden and Bill Merritt replaced Connie
Mack in Pittsburgh in 1895. Sugden was Mack's designated pinch runner when Mack had
an injury that hindered his running, an arrangement which was then legal. He platooned
with Mike Kahoe
in 1902 as the AL Browns' initial catching combo. A longtime scout,
he served the Cardinals from 1928 until his death.