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Ty Cobb

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Birthday
18, 1886
Birthplace
Narrows, GA
Death Date
Jul 17, 1961 (74)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
18, 1886
Birthplace
Narrows, GA
Death Date
Jul 17, 1961 (74)

About

Legendary Detroit Tigers outfielder known as "The Georgia Peach" who had an astounding .367 lifetime batting average. He won 12 batting titles, including 9 in a row between 1907 to 1915.

Before Fame

He lost his father to a gunshot wound, inflicted by his mother.

Trivia

He became the first player in major league history to record over 4,000 hits and retired with 4,191.

Family Life

He divorced twice and lost two of his three sons prematurely.

Associated With

His career hits record stood for nearly 60 years, until Pete Rose recorded his 4,192nd hit on September 11, 1985.

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