Ty Cobb Newsbeat
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Milwaukee Journal, January 9, 1914:
[Joe] Jackson’s love for his auto is blamed for his inability to hit .400 this year.
When Jackson started driving his automobile he was batting .413 and stood a good chance of beating Tyrus Cobb for the swat honors of the American league.
Cobb himself has blamed several batting slumps on auto driving and always showed judgment enough to “lay off” when driving interfered with hitting.
Cobb explains that the eyes become injured by the force of the wind experience in fast driving. Sam Crawford, who drives a lot, never experienced this difficulty, because Sam always drives slowly but with men of nervous disposition like Cobb and Jackson slow driving becomes torturous.
If that’s true, Yasiel Puig’s eyes are toast.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Pittsburgh Press, November 15, 2013:
Ty Cobb has decided that Detroit isn’t the worst place in the world. But he got $15,000 a year for his decision.
Pittsburgh: We’re not Detroit!
Friday, October 18, 2013
Milwaukee Journal, October 18, 1913:
Too much is being made of the world’s champions, the Philadelphia Americans, in the opinion of Adrian C. Anson, who declared today that his old Chicago pennant winning team of a quarter century ago could easily have defeated the present title holders.
“None of the pitchers of today can equal such men as Clarkson, Goldsmith, Larry Cochran [sic] and Charley Ferguson.”
Former Captain Anson likewise declined to acknowledge that such fielders as Cobb or Speaker could be placed in the same class with Bill Lang [sic], and he challenged the production of any present day catchers the equals of Buck Ewing or Mike Kelly.
And get off his lawn!
Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings
Posted: October 18, 2013 at 05:26 AM | 12 comment(s)
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Richmond Times Dispatch, September 25, 1913:
Tyrus Raymond Cobb, Georgia Peach and somewhat of a pippin wherever baseball is played or known, severs his connection with the Detroit baseball club at the close of the present season. The leading batsman of the world will no longer grace the Navins [sic] stadium as one of the home players.
Cobb says that what business interests he has had in the Michigan city are all settles, and leaves the inference that, excepting as a visiting player, he will never see the City of Straits again.
Naturally there will be denials of Cobb’s quitting Detroit, but this information comes not from hearsay, but from a letter written by Cobb to an intimate friend and fellow-townsman.
“City of Straits”? I guess Detroit would not yet have been the Motor City at this point.
Anyway, Cobb played another 13 seasons for the Tigers.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Pittsburgh Press, September 20, 1913:
That Ty Cobb is not a natural born ball player, bur has made himself a star by strict application to the game is the belief of Dan McGuigan, the former football star and now coach at Vanderbilt university.
[McGuigan] tells a tale of how Cobb several years ago tried for a place on a football team he was coaching. At first Cobb was a joke, knowing hardly anything about the game. In a few weeks, however, Cobb developed into a star and proved the best drop kicker on the team.
Ty Cobb: the original “idiot kicker”.
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