Did Ty Cobb make the Hall of Fame?
In 1936, the first balloting was held for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Cobb received the most votes of the five electees. “The greatness of Ty Cobb was something that had to be seen, and to see him was to remember him forever,” said fellow Hall of Famer George Sisler.
How old was Ty Cobb when he retired from baseball?
Cobb led the team to three consecutive American League (AL) pennants (1907–09), but the Tigers lost all three World Series in which he appeared. A member of the Philadelphia Athletics when he retired in 1928, Cobb hit . 323 in his last season, at age 41.
When did Ty Cobb stop playing baseball?
Known for a burning desire to win every game – and for the fact many other players hated him – Cobb played with a wild abandon. He also had one of the sharpest batting eye’s the game has ever seen, retiring in 1928 with a stunning lifetime career batting average of . 366.