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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.
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