Ty Cobb

When Ty Cobb took on the New York Giants and won

When Ty Cobb took on the New York Giants and won
October 23, 2012 No Comments »

Detroit Tigers legend Ty Cobb had more than his share of tussles on and off the diamond. But one of his most famous occurred in the spring of 1917 while the Tigers were playing the New York Giants in a ... Read More »

Detroit Tigers All-Time Team

Detroit Tigers All-Time Team
July 24, 2012 No Comments »

The Detroit Tigers dominated the American League from 1907-1909, winning three straight pennants. They have often featured a potent offensive lineup sparked by some of the best hitters in the history of the game. Tiger batters have won more batting ... Read More »

Sportswriter forever tarnished Cobb's legacy

Sportswriter forever tarnished Cobb's legacy
July 27, 2011 No Comments »

When Ty Cobb died only two men from baseball attended his funeral. Ty Cobb sharpened his spikes until they were razor sharp and hurtled himself maliciously into the legs of opposing players. Did you know that Ty Cobb killed a ... Read More »

Setting the record straight: The last ball caught before World War I

Setting the record straight: The last ball caught before World War I
September 2, 2010 No Comments »

When Detroit fans settled into Navin Field for the traditional Labor Day doubleheader in 1918, they had no idea that they would see a 41-year old coach pitch and get a victory, and that a pharmacist who came to watch ... Read More »

Ty Cobb sold me a Coke

Ty Cobb sold me a Coke
September 1, 2010 No Comments »

In the “Peach State” on May 8, one of the most popular beverages in history was first concocted, and on December 18, a legendary ballplayer was born. As a result, Coca-Cola became a household name and one of the most ... Read More »

Ty Cobb’s horror: Murder in Royston, Georgia

Ty Cobb’s horror: Murder in Royston, Georgia
August 10, 2010 No Comments »

When Ty Cobb arrived in Royston, Georgia, on August 10, 1905, his father was dead from a shotgun blast and his mother was facing arrest for manslaughter. The small community was abuzz over the shocking death of their most influential ... Read More »

Rivalry Renewed: Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth on the golf course

Rivalry Renewed: Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth on the golf course
May 1, 2010 No Comments »

Under a warm summer sun, fans strained to catch a glimpse of two of baseball’s greatest stars battling each other. Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, once tough competitors on the baseball field, were at it again. But this competition did ... Read More »