Mike McCormick
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1917
Date of Death: 1975
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Professional baseball player
Sports Team: Cincinnati Reds (1940-1943, 1946)
Boston Braves (1946-1948)
Brooklyn Dodgers (1949)
New York Giants (1950)
Chicago White Sox (1950)
Washington Senators (1951)
Military Branch: United States Navy
(World War II)
Turtledove Appearances:
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): In the Balance
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Myron Winthrop "Mike" McCormick (May 6, 1917 - April 13, 1975) was a professional baseball player. He became the starting center fielder of the Cincinnati Reds in 1940. In 1942, he suffered a fractured leg on the baseball field and missed the remainder of the 1942 season while he recuperated. He left the team in 1943, and returned in 1946. He subsequently played for the Boston Braves (1946-48), the Brooklyn Dodgers (1949), the New York Giants (1950), the Chicago White Sox (also 1950), and the Washington Senators (1951).

Mike McCormick in WorldwarEdit

Prior to the Race Invasion of Tosev 3, intelligence operatives of the Conquest Fleet intercepted and translated a radio report of Mike McCormick's injury in which casual reference was made to the fact that McCormick's injury had been diagnosed by X-ray. While Fleetlord Atvar was confused by many of the details of the McCormick story, such as what "season" McCormick would miss and how many other colors were represented in Cincinnati, he did understand all too well that the USA's expert use of X-rays and especially their casual mention of these devices during time of war, suggested that the US, and likely other Tosevite not-empires, were distressingly advanced in their understanding of nuclear physics.[1]


  1. In the Balance, pg. 181.