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Ty Cobb
December 18, 1886 Ty Cobb born in Narrows (Banks County).
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August 30, 1905 Ty Cobb's first major league at bat
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September 13, 1909 Ty Cobb hits his 9th home run of the season, giving him baseball's elusive Triple Crown (league leader in average, runs batted in and home runs). None of his 9 home runs left the park.
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October 9, 1910 On the final day of the 1910 baseball season, Ty Cobb sits out to preserve his lead in the batting average race with Nap Lajoie. Going eight for eight, Lajoie almost took the crown from Cobb. The Chalmers Company, who gave a car to the winner of the batting crown, decided to award two cars that year.
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May 18, 1912 For three innings Ty Cobb put up with insults from New York Highlanders fan Claude Lueker. Finally, Cobb charge the man, beating him fiercely. Lueker, who had lost a hand in an industrial accident could not defend himself. A. L. President Ban Johnson, who was attending the game, immediately suspended Cobb.
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August 19, 1921 Ty Cobb collects his 3,000 hit
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May 5, 1925 Ty Cobb enjoys his best day at the plate, hitting three home runs, a double and two singles. The 16 total bases set an American League record that still stands.
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November 3, 1926 Amidst a growing scandal (he is later exonerated) Ty Cobb resigns as manager of the Detroit Tigers
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January 27, 1927 Kennesaw Mountain Landis issues a decision in the Ty Cobb / Tris Speaker gambling scandal, clearing them of any impropriety and ordering them reinstated by their clubs.
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February 8, 1927 Ty Cobb signs with the Philadelphia A's
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July 18, 1927 Ty Cobb gets his 4,000th career hit
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May 24, 1928 13 Hall of Fame bound players including Ty Cobb play in a single game between the Philadelphia A's and the New York Yankees.
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July 17, 1961 Ty Cobb dies from complications of diabetes and cancer.
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December 2, 1994 Cobb, starring Tommy Lee Jones as Ty Cobb, and Robert Wuhl, is released. Filming locations include Royston, GA (Ty Cobb's home town) and Athens.
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The Georgia Peach, whose baseball exploits are legend, led the league in virtually every batting category, but his competitive nature led him to be despised by teammates.

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