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Norm Coleman lovingly and expertly spins the tales of Ty Cobb. .from his early days fighting his way into professional baseball...through his retirement years.

Norm has thrilled audiences throughout San Francisco and surrounding areas with his authentic rendition of Cobb's life.

TY COBB - "The greatest player that ever played the game"

The show takes place in Mr. Cobb's hotel suite in Atlanta, Georgia mid-July, 1961. It is a hot, humid evening. He is ill, tired and taking medication, but when he talks about baseball,he becomes energetic and vibrant.

A young sports reporter from the Atlanta Journal questions him,and takes notes as Ty reminisces his life in and out of baseball.

Ty talks about his early days growing up in Royston, Georgia playing for the Tigers, spins yarns about players he knew; Babe Ruth, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Lefty O'Doul and others. He knew every president from William Howard Taft to Dwight D. Eisenhower, and talks about his friendship with many of them.

Ty revels in how he became a multi-millionaire and talks about his pride in funding the Cobb Educational Foundation and the Cobb Memorial Hospital and Healthcare system in Royston.

Ty Cobb's Personal Stats

Footage From Atlanta
Channel 6, Augusta, GA-News clip



Ty Cobb Baseball Stats

As Player * Detroit Tigers (1905-1926) * Philadelphia Athletics (1927-1928)
As manager * Detroit Tigers (1921-1926)

Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb (December 18, 1886 - July 17, 1961), nicknamed "The Georgia Peach," was a baseball player and is regarded by some historians and journalists as the best player of the dead-ball era, and is generally seen as one of the greatest players of all time.

In 1936, Cobb received the most votes of any player on the inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame ballot receiving 222 out of a possible 226 votes. (98.2%) Cobb is widely credited with setting ninety Major League Baseball records during his career. He still holds several records as of 2010 including the highest career batting average (.367) and most career batting titles with 12 at bats. He retained many other records for almost a half century or more, including most career hits until 1985 4,191, most career runs, 2,246 until 2001, most career games played (3,035), and at bats -11,434 until 1974, and the modern record for most career stolen bases (892) until 1977.

Cobb's legacy as an athlete has sometimes been overshadowed by his surly temperament and aggressive playing style, which was described by the Detroit Free Press as "daring to the point of dementia." During Cobb's playing days, numbers on uniforms had not been introduced yet, and so he is not identified with any particular number, as some other players are.

Career highlights and awards

* 1911 AL MVP

* .367 career batting average (highest ever)

* 54 career steals of home (most all time)

* 12 batting titles(including 9 straight)

* Major League Baseball All-Century Team

Ty Cobb - Outfield      Ty Cobb Detroit Card