Royston in Franklin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Tyrus Raymond Cobb
"The Georgia Peach"
1886 - 1961
Lifetime Record 1904 - 1928
At Bat 11,429
Put Outs 6,294
Home Runs 118
Stolen Bases 892
Runs Batted In 1,901
Batting Average .367
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 equaled 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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
Location. 34° 17.1′ N, 83° 7.227′ W. Marker is in Royston, Georgia, in Franklin County. Marker is on Franklin Spings Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 634 Franklin Springs Street, Royston GA 30662, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 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. 1½ miles away); Historical Franklin Springs (approx. 1½ miles away); The Franklin Springs (approx. 1½ miles away); a different marker also named Historical Franklin Springs (approx. 1.6 miles away); Poplar Springs Methodist Camp Ground (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Royston.
Also see . . .
1. Ty Cobb. Wikipedia entry
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. Ty Cobb Hall of Fame Plaque. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 10, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Grantland Rice. Wikipedia entry
Rice (November 1, 1880 July 13, 1954) was an early 20th century American sportswriter known for his elegant prose. (Submitted on December 10, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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