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Ty Cobb

Born: (1886-12-18)December 18, 1886
Narrows, Georgia
Died: July 17, 1961(1961-07-17) (aged 74)
Atlanta, Georgia
Batted: Left Threw: Right 
MLB debut
August 30, 1905 for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 11, 1928 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average     .367
Hits     4,191
Home runs     117
RBIs     1,938

As player

As manager

Career highlights and awards
  • 1911 AL MVP
  • .367 career batting average (highest ever)
  • 54 career steals of home (most all time)
  • Won 12 batting titles, including 9 in a row from 1907 to 1915. (most all time)
  • Third all time in stolen bases with 892.
  • Second in runs scored with 2,245.
  • Second in career hits with 4,191.
  • Batted under .320 only once in his career.
  • Batted over .400 three times.
  • Major League Baseball All-Century Team
  • Lead AL with a .350 average at age 20 (youngest in MLB history)
Member of the National
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Induction     1936
Vote     98.2%

Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), also known as "The Georgia Peach," was a Major League Baseball player. He is known as the best player of the dead-ball era (before 1920) and as one of the best baseball players of all time.

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