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Ty Cobb

 

* Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed "The Georgia Peach," was a Hall of Fame baseball player and is regarded by most knowledgeable baseball fans as the best player of the dead-ball era and as one of the greatest players of all time. Cobb received the most votes of any player on the 1936 inaugural Hall of Fame Ballot.

Cobb is widely credited with setting 90 baseball records during his career. He still holds several records as of 2007, including the highest MLB career batting average with .367 or .366 (depending on source) and most career batting titles with 12 (or 11, depending on source).[7] He retained many other records for almost a half century or more, including most career major league hits until 1985 (4,191 or 4,189, depending on source),[8][9] most career runs (2,245 or 2,246 depending on source) until 2001,[10] most career games played (3,035) and at bats (11,429 or 11,434 depending on source) until 1974, and the modern record for most career stolen bases (892) until 1977.

Ty Cobb statue at Comercia Park, Detroit

 

MLB debut
August 30, 1905
for the Detroit Tigers
Final game
September 11, 1928
for the Philadelphia Athletics
Career statistics
AVG     .367
HR     117
RBI     1938
Teams

As Player

  • Detroit Tigers (1905–1926)
  • Philadelphia Athletics (1927–1928)

As Manager

  • Detroit Tigers (1921–1926)
Career highlights and awards
All-Time Records
  • Career batting average (.367 or .366)
  • Career steals of home (54)
  • Career batting titles (11 or 12)
Notable Achievements
  • Batted over .320 for 22 straight seasons
  • Batted over .400 three times (1911, 1912 & 1922)
  • Won the Triple Crown in 1909
  • One of the inaugural members of the Hall of Fame
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Elected     1936
Vote     98.2%

 

* - Article by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia