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January 31, 2011 |
Occidental College baseball coach Jason Hawkins' eyes lit up when he learned who was coming to the Eagle Rock campus. Ty Cobb was enrolling. "When you hear about someone with that name, c'mon, you're excited, right?" Hawkins said. Cobb is the 19-year-old great-grandson of Ty Cobb, the legendary Detroit Tigers outfielder and Baseball Hall of Famer who is considered one of the game's all-time best players. The 6-foot-5 Occidental freshman is a left-hander who pitched and played first base at his high school in Atherton, Calif.
March 23, 2008 |
LAKELAND, Fla. -- It's good to be Curtis Granderson. The Detroit Tigers center fielder is coming off a spectacular season in which he was mentioned in the same breath with Willie Mays and Ty Cobb. Unlike many baseball players, who skip college en route to the majors, the son of two teachers has two degrees. The 27-year-old Granderson is popular in the clubhouse and accommodates the masses outside of it by signing autographs incessantly, visiting schools, writing blogs and traveling the world as a Major League Baseball ambassador.
July 31, 2006
The longest consecutive-game hitting streaks in the major leagues since 1901: * Joe DiMaggio, 1941...56 * Pete Rose 1978...44 * George Sisler, 1922...41 * Ty Cobb, 1911...40 * Paul Molitor, 1987...39 * x-Jimmy Rollins, 2005-06...38 * Tommy Holmes, 1945...37 * Luis Castillo, 2002...35 * Ty Cobb, 1917...35 * Benito Santiago, 1987...34 * Dom DiMaggio, 1949...34 * George McQuinn, 1938...34 * George Sisler, 1925...34 * Heinie Manush, 1933...33 * Rogers Hornsby, 1922...33 * Hal Chase, 1907...
September 18, 2002 |
What is the final measure of a man who achieves greatness in his chosen profession but sacrifices his humanity to do so? It's an age-old question that playwright Lee Blessing asks anew in "Cobb," a dramatic perusal of the legendary baseball player Ty Cobb, at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank. Essentially a one-man show performed by four actors, "Cobb" predates Ron Shelton's 1994 movie of the same title that starred Tommy Lee Jones, and has been staged around the country for more than a decade.
July 6, 2002 |
Traded by the Angels during the previous off-season, second baseman Jerry Remy was in his first spring with the Boston Red Sox. It was 1978, and he was sitting in the clubhouse in Winter Haven, Fla., when Ted Williams walked in, stopped in front of a mirror, and said to no one and anyone: "I'm looking at the greatest hitter who ever lived." Remy laughed as he recalled the incident Friday and said, "I certainly wasn't going to argue, and no one else did either." Nor would I. Not then, not now.
July 28, 2001
Did you ever wonder how players such as Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams, etc. accomplished what they did without the benefit of a batting coach with a video millisecond-by-millisecond breakdown of their swing, physical trainers with whirlpools, MRIs, onsite X-rays, pain pills, cortisone shots plus batting helmets, elbow protectors, gloves with built-in knuckle protection and shin guards for the either leg, or both? And . . . no Scott Boras? Fred E. Stemrich Claremont