Life After Baseball
After his baseball career ended, McCosky operated a party store on Joy Road between Greenfield and Southfield and also worked as a car salesman. (Richard Bak, "Cobb Would Have Caught It: The Golden Age of Baseball in Detroit" (Wayne State 1991), p. 284.) McCosky died in 1996 at age 79 in Venice, Florida.
In 1957, a baseball little league was named after McCosky on the west side of Detroit. The league, founded by John Hubacher with the slogan "BETTER BOYS THROUGH BETTER BASEBALL", expressed the sincere feelings of all the original members of the organization. The league was a member of the National Baseball Congress for many years.
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