Saturday, December 18, 2010

Happy Birthday to the Georgia Peach

124 years ago today, in the small town of Narrows, Georgia, the greatest hitter in the history of big league baseball was born.

Tyrus Raymond Cobb, "The Georgia Peach," was the most fierce and talented player to ever grace the diamond, and probably the most hated.

Ty Cobb/Hall of Fame 

Ty Cobb Official Web Site 

Whatever you think of Cobb's actions, he was the best hitter baseball has ever seen. 

12 batting titles, 4,191 hits, 2245 runs scored, and 892 stolen bases in a 24 year career, including 23 straight seasons of hitting .300 or better.

Oh, and a .367 lifetime batting average...a Major League Record.

The Georgia Peach was the first player selected into the inaugural class of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.

"Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded man. It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It's a struggle for supremacy, survival of the fittest."


  1. 124 YEARS AGO? It's strange reading that. Baseball's been around a long time.

    Happy birthday Ty Cobb.

  2. The 1869 Redlegs are the first PROFESSIONAL team, and yes, the long history of baseball is what separates itself from football or hoops.

    Thanks for the response, I really like reading your blog.