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Career Highlights
Full Name: Tyrus Raymond (Ty or Georgia Peach) Cobb
Born: December 18, 1886 Narrows, Banks County, Georgia
Died: July 17, 1961 Atlanta, Georgia

Career Summary

Height: 6'1"
Weight: 175
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
Position: Outfield, Detroit Tigers (1905-26) Philadelphia Athletics (1927-28).

  • Manager, Detroit Tigers (1921-26).
  • Insisted that he was not a super athlete, rather that he had a great
    desire to win.
  • Was quoted as saying "I've got to be first all the time — in everything."
  • Best hitter of his era, if not of all time.
  • Has a career batting average of .367.
  • 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).
  • Batted under .320 only once in his career.
  • Batted over .400 three times.
  • 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)

  • Ty Cobb's Career Batting Statistics

    Year Team Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG SLG
    1905 DET AL 41 150 19 36 6 0 1   10   2 .240 .300
    1906 DET AL 98 350 45 112 13 7 1   19   23 .320 .406
    1907 DET AL 150 605 97 212 29 15 5   24   49 .350 .473
    1908 DET AL 150 581 88 188 36 20 4   34   39 .324 .475
    1909 DET AL 156 573 116 216 33 10 9   48   76 .377 .517
    1910 DET AL 140 509 106 196 36 13 8   64   65 .385 .554
    1911 DET AL 146 591 147 248 47 24 8   44   83 .420 .621
    1912 DET AL 140 553 119 227 30 23 7   43   61 .410 .586
    1913 DET AL 122 428 70 167 18 16 4   58 31 52 .390 .535
    1914 DET AL 97 345 69 127 22 11 2   57 22 35 .368 .513
    1915 DET AL 156 563 144 208 31 13 3   118 43 96 .369 .487
    1916 DET AL 145 542 113 201 31 10 5   78 39 68 .371 .493
    1917 DET AL 152 588 107 225 44 23 6   61 34 55 .383 .566
    1918 DET AL 111 421 83 161 19 14 3   41 21 34 .382 .515
    1919 DET AL 124 497 92 191 36 13 1   38 22 28 .384 .515
    1920 DET AL 112 428 86 143 28 8 2 63 58 28 14 .334 .451
    1921 DET AL 128 507 124 197 37 16 12 101 56 19 22 .389 .596
    1922 DET AL 137 526 99 211 42 16 4 99 55 24 9 .401 .565
    1923 DET AL 145 556 103 189 40 7 6 88 66 14 9 .340 .469
    1924 DET AL 155 625 115 211 38 10 4 79 85 18 23 .338 .450
    1925 DET AL 121 415 97 157 31 12 12 102 65 12 13 .378 .598
    1926 DET AL 79 233 48 79 18 5 4 62 26 2 9 .339 .511
    1927 PHI AL 133 490 104 175 32 7 5 93 67 12 22 .357 .482
    1928 PHI AL 95 353 54 114 27 4 1 40 34 16 5 .323 .431
          3033 11429 2245 4191 724 297 117 1938 1249 357 892 .367 .513
    Year Team Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG SLG




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