Royston in Franklin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Georgia Peach
Tyrus Raymond Cobb (1886-1961) moved to Royston as a youth when his father got a teaching position here. He was playing “Town Ball” for the Royston Reds at age 14 and was in the minors at 17. He first played with the Augusta Tourists then with the Anniston, Alabama Noblemen before signing with the Detroit Tigers at age 18. In his 24 year career, (1905-1926 with Detroit and 1927-1928 with Philadelphia) he amassed 90 records and was a charter member of the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown and the first inducted in 1936. His lifetime batting average of .367 was still the record seven decades later. He hit .323 his last year when he was 41. In 1995, he still had the record of scoring the most runs with 2,245. He was second in hits with 4,191 and triples with 297. He remained in the top five in records for RBI’s doubles extra base hits, total bases and stolen bases. He also ranked second in career double plays for an outfielder with 107 over 67 years after his career ended. Most of his career was played in the “dead ball” era which make his records even more remarkable. Ty Cobb was born in Banks County and lived in several places including Augusta, Cornelia and Lake Tahoe, California but always called Royston home and help establish the hospital here.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 17.097′ N, 83° 7.227′ W. Marker is in Royston, Georgia, in Franklin County. Marker is on Franklin Spings Street (U.S. 29) 0 miles east of Cook Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the lawn of the 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 within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tyrus Raymond Cobb (here, next to this marker); Royston, GA / U.S. Bicentennial Monument (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Royston.
Also see . . .
1. The Official Website of Ty Cobb (Submitted on December 10, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. 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.)
3. Cobb's Career Statistics. Cobb's career batting and fielding records place him within select company in baseball history. But did you know he pitched a total of five innings over his career? (Submitted on August 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 3,963 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 23, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2. submitted on December 10, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 3, 4. submitted on August 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on December 10, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.