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TY COBB The Georgia Peach
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member waypointazoid
N 34° 17.177 W 083° 07.225
17S E 304827 N 3795934
Quick Description: Ty Cobb, The Georgia Peach
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/5/2006 8:46:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMXKC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 50

Long Description:
Tyrus Raymond Cobb (1886-1961) moved to Royston as a youth when his father got a teaching position here. He was playing "Town Ball" for the Royston Reds at age 14 and was in the minors at age 17. He first played with the Augusta Tourists then with the Anniston Alabama Noblemen before signing with the Detroit Tigers at age 18. In his 24 year career (1905-1926 with Detroit and 1927-1928 with Philadelphia) he amassed 90 records and was a charter member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and the first inducted in 1936. His lifetime batting average of .367 was still the record 7 decades later. He hit .323 his last year when he was 41. In 1995 he still had the record for the most runs with 2,245. He was second in hits with 4,191 and triples with 297. He remained in the top five for RBI's, doubles, extra base hits, total bases and total stolen bases. He also ranked second in career double plays for an outfielder with 107 over 67 years after his career ended. Most of his career was played in the "dead ball" era which make his records even more remarkable. Ty Cobb was born in Banks County and lived in several places including Augusta, Cornelia and Lake Tahoe, California but always called Royston home and helped establish the hospital here.
Type of Marker: Monument

Marker #: 058-10

Date: Not listed

Sponsor: Not listed

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