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Royston in Franklin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tyrus Raymond Cobb

“The Georgia Peach”

 

1886 - 1961

 
Tyrus Raymond Cobb Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 4, 2012
1. Tyrus Raymond Cobb Monument
Inscription.
Ty Cobb
Lifetime Record 1904 - 1928

Games 3,033
At Bat 11,429
Runs 2,244
Hits 4,191
Put Outs 6,294
Errors 274
Home Runs 118
Stolen Bases 892
Runs Batted In 1,901
Batting Average 367
Assists 406
Fielding Average 961

Named the "Georgia Peach" by the legendary sportswriter, Grantland Rice. Cobb was American League batting champion twelve times, nine times in succession (1907 - 1915, 1917 - 1919). He created or equalued more major league records than any player in history and was the first player to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. It is little wonder that the New York Times called him,
"The Greatest and Smartest Player
Baseball Has Ever Known."

 
Erected 1986 by Ty Cobb Commemorative Committee.
 
Location. 34° 17.1′ N, 83° 7.227′ W. Marker is in Royston, Georgia, in Franklin County. Marker is on Franklin Spings Street (U.S. 29), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Monument is located in the open courtyard between the wings of Royston City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 634 Franklin Springs Street, Royston GA 30662, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are
Tyrus Raymond Cobb Monument<br>South Side (Sculpture) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 4, 2012
2. Tyrus Raymond Cobb Monument
South Side (Sculpture)
within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Royston, GA / U.S. Bicentennial Monument (here, next to this marker); Ty Cobb (here, next to this marker); Dr. Stewart D. Brown, Sr. (approx. half a mile away); Original Site and Portions (approx. 1.5 miles away); Historical Franklin Springs (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Franklin Springs (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Historical Franklin Springs (approx. 1.6 miles away); Poplar Springs Methodist Camp Ground (approx. 4 miles away); Redwine Church (approx. 4 miles away); Goldmine (approx. 4.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Royston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ty Cobb. Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed "The Georgia Peach," was an American Major League Baseball outfielder. (Submitted on December 10, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. The Official Website of Ty Cobb. The Official Web Site of Tyrus Raymond Cobb, containing a brief biography, career highlights, photo gallery, quotes, and facts. (Submitted on December 10, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Ty Cobb Hall of Fame Plaque. (Submitted on December 10, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Grantland Rice. Grantland Rice (November 1, 1880 – July 13, 1954) was an
Tyrus Raymond Cobb Monument<br>North Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 4, 2012
3. Tyrus Raymond Cobb Monument
North Inscription
early 20th century American sportswriter known for his elegant prose. (Submitted on December 10, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
Tyrus Raymond Cobb Monument Overlooking Royston City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 4, 2012
4. Tyrus Raymond Cobb Monument Overlooking Royston City Hall
Tyrus Raymond Cobb image. Click for full size.
George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress), 1910
5. Tyrus Raymond Cobb
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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