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• Ty Cobb has the highest lifetime batting average (.367) of all time.
• Ty Cobb played on three World Series teams, all with the Detroit Tigers.
• Ty Cobb is second on the all-time hit list behind Pete Rose.
• Ty Cobb is one of only two people to hit a home run before his 20th birthday and after his 40th birthday.
• Ty Cobb stole home more than anyone else (54).
• Ty Cobb won more batting average titles than any other person (12).
• In 1936, he became the first player ever selected to the Hall of Fame.
• Ty Cobb became the first ball player to star in a movie, a drama by Grantland Rice, "Somewhere in Georgia."
• Cobb endorsed a chewing gum, a brand of suspenders and underwear.
• He associated with financiers and industrialists, golfed with President William Howard Taft, and visited President Woodrow Wilson in the White House.
• Cobb invested his money into real estate and securities, and owned an auto dealership. His best investment was in a Atlanta-based soft drink company, Coca-Cola.
• Ty Cobb's dentures sold for $7,475 at auction.
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