Kenneth Thomson Knode
Personal information
Date of birth: (1895-11-08)November 8, 1895
Place of birth: Westminster, Maryland
Date of death: December 20, 1980(1980-12-20) (aged 85)
Place of death: South Bend, Indiana
Career information
Debuted in 1920 for the [[St. Louis Cardinals]]
Last played in 1920 for the [[St. Louis Cardinals]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards

Kenneth Thomson "Mike" Knode (November 8, 1895 – December 20, 1980) was an American football and baseball player.

Knode was born in Westminster, Maryland in 1895. He attended both the University of Maryland and University of Michigan, playing football and baseball at both institutions. At Michigan, he was the starting quarterback of the undefeated 1918 Michigan Wolverines football team that was recognized as the national championship team of the 1918 college football season. He scored Michigan's final touchdown against Michigan Agricultural College in 1918 on a 30-yard run after faking a pass.

In 1920, he played Major League Baseball as a right fielder, second baseman and shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals. In 42 games, he accumulated a .231 batting average and a .306 on base percentage.[1]

His younger brother Robert Knode also played quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines football team,[2] and played for the Cleveland Indians from 1923 to 1926.[3]

Knode died on December 20, 1980 in South Bend, Indiana at the age of 85. The University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame posthumously inducted Knode in 1985.[4]


  1. "Mike Knode". Retrieved November 12, 2010.
  2. "1922 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library.
  3. "Ray Knode". Retrieved November 12, 2010.
  4. Wall of Fame, University of Maryland, retrieved June 4, 2011.

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