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About Mike Griffin:

Born: September 21, 1886: Middlesbrough (Yorkshire), in England.
Passed away: December 15, 1923: Cleveland Asylum, in England.

Position: Outside left.

Height: 174 cm. (5ft. 8¾in.);
Weight: 73 kilos (11st. 7lb.).
** Source: Athletic News: December 30, 1907.

Career:
Darlington St. Augustine’s.
Liverpool: Signed: September 30, 1907.
* 1907-08: 3-0 (Football League 1); 0-0 (FA Cup);
* 1908-09: 1-0 (Football League 1); 0-0 (FA Cup).
Crystal Palace (outside Football League): 1909.
* 1909-10: 34-2 (Southern League).
Hartlepools United (outside Football League): 1910.
** Transferred to Barnsley (from Liverpool) for £50.
Barnsley: Signed: May 1, 1912.
** Football League’s transfer date, August 31, 1912.
* 1912-13: 11-1 (Football League 2); 3-0 (FA Cup);
* 1913-14: 25-1 (Football League 2); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1914-15: 33-5 (Football League 2); 1-0 (FA Cup).

Did you know that when Tom Watson and Liverpool required a new full back, Mr. Watson wrote to Mike Griffin and asked who was the best full back in the South. The answer back was: “Ephraim Longworth is”.

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Signature and address in West Hartlepool, from the 1911 census:
Signature Mike Griffin

Census reports:
1911: Aged 24, married to Annie Griffin (aged 21 years), married under one year; living at: 45 Cameron Road, West Hartlepool; occupation: Professional footballer. Birthplace: Middlesbrough, Yorkshire.

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