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Hall of famer Ty Cobb, made a huge impact, not only on the 1920’s and 1930’s, but he effected the whole world of baseball. Setting the new best batting average, people knew that the “Georgia Peach” was different from the others of their time. Born on December 18, 1886, in Narrows, Georgia, Tyrus Raymond Cobb’s love of baseball started at a very young age. He started playing sandlot ball when he was old enough to swing a bat, and that’s where it all began. He was the eldest of three boys of William Herschel Cobb and Amanda Chitwood. He graduated from Franklin County High School in Royston, Georgia. His father, though, didn’t support his ambition of becoming a baseball player, as he was a teacher, principal, newspaper publisher, and state senator. Therefore, when Ty left to become an athlete, his father gave him some words of advice, …show more content…
Babe Ruth came into play and changed the game of baseball, as Cobb did, but Cobb couldn’t keep up. He began to become weak in his legs and he retired after his 1928 season. He held forty-three records when he retired, though all but one have already been broke. In 1936, he was recognized as the best all-around player who ever lived. During his retirement, he lead a simple life. At this time, his was very wealthy, part from his early investments in Coca-Cola, so he gave his money away to good causes. He founded the Cobb Educational Foundation, which gave needy Georgia students college fellowships and he built a hospital in Royston, Georgia, as a memorial to his late parents. Ty Cobb died July 17, 1961, in Atlanta, Georgia.His health took a huge plummet in January 1960, with him getting diagnosed with type one diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, degenerative kidney disease, and prostate cancer. His last days he traveled to various hospitals with a million dollars in his pocket, and a loaded pistol. The baseball player with the worst attitude, ended up being a decent

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