Cobb, Ty

Tyrus Raymond Cobb
Born: December 18, 1886, Narrows, Georgia
Died: July 17, 1961, Atlanta, Georgia
Played For: 
Detroit Tigers (1905-1926), Philadelphia A's (1927-1928)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1936

Ty Cobb may have been baseball's greatest player, if not the game's fiercest competitor. His batting accomplishments are legendary -- a lifetime average of .367, 297 triples, 4,191 hits, 12 batting titles (including nine in a row), 23 straight seasons in which he hit over .300, three .400 seasons (topped by a .420 mark in 1911) and 2,245 runs. Intimidating the opposition, The Georgia Peach stole 892 bases during a 24-year career, primarily with the Detroit Tigers.

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Did You Know: 
that on May 5, 1925, Ty Cobb collected 16 total bases (three home runs, a double and two singles), setting a single-game American League record that has yet to be surpassed?
The greatness of Ty Cobb was something that had to be seen, and to see him was to remember him forever.
George Sisler