Michael H. Lawlor
- Bats Unknown, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut May 27, 1880
- Final Game July 23, 1884
- Born March 11, 1854 in Troy, NY USA
- Died August 3, 1918 in Troy, NY USA
The regular catcher for the Trojans was Bill Holbert, who hit .189 and had a reputation as a defensive whiz. Many other players appeared in at least one game at catcher, with the 20-year-old Buck Ewing getting 10 games there. At the time, Lawlor was already 26, older than most of the players on the team.
The Baseball Library chronology says that Lawlor was an amateur originally recruited when both Troy catchers were injured. However, he had played at least some semi-pro ball in the past (with Guelph in 1877).