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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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