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Anniston in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tyrus Raymond Cobb

 
 
Tyrus Raymond Cobb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 5, 2017
1. Tyrus Raymond Cobb Marker
Inscription. In 1904, 18 year old Tyrus Raymond Cobb lived in a boarding house on this site while playing minor league baseball for the Anniston Steelers. From nearby Scarbrough Drug Store on Noble Street he wrote letters, using fictitious names, to sports writer Grantland Rice, describing what a great baseball player Cobb was in Anniston. These letters resulted in a scout from the Detroit Tiger organization coming to Anniston and discovering Ty Cobb, who became the greatest baseball player of all time.
 
Erected 2009 by the Calhoun County Commission & the City of Anniston.
 
Location. 33° 39.432′ N, 85° 49.622′ W. Marker is in Anniston, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of East 10th Street and Quintard Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East 10th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Quintard Avenue, Anniston AL 36201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Calhoun County World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Anniston Public Library Desegregation (within shouting distance of this marker); Grace Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away, measured in
Former location of the Baker Boarding house near marker (now a recently built Wells Fargo Bank). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 5, 2017
2. Former location of the Baker Boarding house near marker (now a recently built Wells Fargo Bank).
a direct line); Trailways Attack (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trailways Bus Station Attack (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anniston Memorial Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Parker Memorial Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anniston World War (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anniston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia section on Ty Cobb's early life. (Submitted on August 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Cobb in Anniston. (Submitted on August 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsSports
 
Tyrus Raymond Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain US-PD, 1913
3. Tyrus Raymond Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961)
View of marker looking south on Quintard Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 5, 2017
4. View of marker looking south on Quintard Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 98 times since then. This page was the Marker of the Week August 13, 2017. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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