King Cole (baseball)
Born: April 15, 1886|
Died: January 6, 1916 (aged 29)|
Bay City, Michigan
|October 6, 1909 for the Chicago Cubs|
Last MLB appearance
|September 20, 1915 for the New York Yankees|
|Earned run average||3.12|
Career highlights and awards
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In 1915, Cole was diagnosed with tuberculosis, and died shortly after the end of the 1915 season.