Who was Ty Cobb?
Updated: Aug 10, 2022
Best hitter of his era, if not of all time.
Has a career batting average of .367.
Batted under .320 only once in his career.
Batted over .400 three times.
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).
One of the first five players elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936 where he received 98.23 percent of the votes (222 out of 226)
Some quotes about Cobb -- One of the greatest
Yes, he’s a prick, but he sure can hit. God Almighty, that man can hit! –Babe Ruth, as quoted in The Sporting News (12 July 1950) Ty Cobb is one of the great natural forces of Baseball. He is testament to how far you can get simply through will. –John Thorn He was the strangest of all our national sports idols. But not even his disagreeable character could destroy the image of his greatness as a ballplayer. –Jimmy Cannon When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch. –Tyrus Raymond “Ty” Cobb #quotes #quote #baseball #adventure #action #Detroit #Inspiration #TyCobb #Tigers #book #courage #Challenge #sports #MLB #idol #Experience #Author #Winning #baseball