Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb Statue, Comerica Park
Detroit, Michigan

Statue of Tigers Hall of Famer Ty Cobb at Comerica Park in Detroit. 
(Lou Cella, sculptor.)


Tyrus Raymond (Ty or Georgia Peach) Cobb
Born: December 18, 1886 Narrows, Banks County, Georgia
Died: July 17, 1961 Atlanta, Georgia

Career Summary

Height: 6'1"
Weight: 175
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
Position: Outfield, Detroit Tigers (1905-26)
               Philadelphia Athletics (1927-28).

  •  Manager, Detroit Tigers (1921-26).
  •  Insisted that he was not a super athlete, rather that he had a great desire to win.
  •  Was quoted as saying "I've got to be first all the time — in everything."
  •  Best hitter of his era, if not of all time.
  •  Has a career batting average of .367.
  •  Won 12 batting titles, including 9 in a row from 1907 thru 1915.
  •  Third all time in stolen bases with 892.
  •  Second in runs scored with 2,245.
  •  Second in career hits with 4,191.
  •  Led the American League in slugging eight times.
  •  Scored 100 runs 11 times in his career.
  •  Drove in over 100 runs seven times in his career.
  •  Led the American League in runs five times.
  •  Led the American League in hits eight times.
  •  Played for 24 years; 22 years with Detroit, two with Philadelphia.
  •  Youngest AL player to reach 1,000 hit level (24-years old).
  •  Batted under .320 only once in his career.
  •  Batted over .400 three times.
  •  First player elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936 where he received 98.23 percent of the votes (222 out of 226)
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1 comment:

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