Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb

About Ty Cobb

Tyrus Raymond 'Ty' Cobb (December 18, 1886 July 17, 1961), nicknamed 'The Georgia Peach,' was an American Major League Baseball outfielder. He was born in The Narrows, Georgia, a small rural community of farmers that was not an official city or village at the time. Cobb spent 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, the last six as the team's player-manager, and finished his career with the Philadelphia Athletics. In 1936 Cobb received the most votes of any player on the inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, receiving 222 out of a possible 226 votes.

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