Norm Coleman as Ty Cobb

May 17, 2010 by  
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Ty CobbNorm Coleman

The Georgia Peach

This week is Tigers‘ week and who can talk about the Motor City without honoring their greatest ballplayer, Ty Cobb.  Cobb played for the Tigers for 22 seasons with the last 6 as their player-manager.  A patriot, Cobb left during the 1918 season to fight in The Great War (Word War I).

In 1936, Cobb received the most votes of any player on the inaugural ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Cobb received 222 out of a possible 226 votes.  Cobb set 90 Major League records during his career including the highest career batting average (.366).  Nicknamed the Georgia Peach, Cobb played the game hard and aggressive.  The Detroit Free Press summed up Cobb’s style as “daring to the point of dementia.”

Norm Coleman of Half Moon Bay, California considers Cobb the greatest ballplayer of all time.  Each week Coleman honors the Georgia Peach with his one man play.  Norm will be interviewed on our Detroit Tigers podcast which will be released on May 21, 2010.  Enjoy the video from the first act of Norm’s tribute to Ty Cobb.



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