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Posted on: Friday, December 16, 2016

2016 Holiday Schedule

Dates Ty Cobb Museum will be closed during the Holiday Season.


Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Year's Day


New Year's Eve

Posted on: Friday, August 5, 2016


2016 Vintage Baseball Game

Saturday, October 22  -  11:00 am

Cobb Field

461 Cook St

Royston, GA  30662


Come play or watch the game.

Be watching for further details on how to register to play.


Lunch Wagon will be back again this year.  Hot Dogs, hamburgers, etc.


Sponosred by the Ty Cobb Museum


Posted on: Friday, May 27, 2016

Memorial Day 2016

May 30, 2016

The Ty Cobb Museum will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016, in observance of Memorial Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday morning at 9am.  We hope you make plans soon to visit the museum dedicated to Tyrus Raymond Cobb - 1st in the Hall of Fame!

Posted on: Monday, October 19, 2015

Unveiling of newly acquired Ty Cobb Memorabilia

On November 20, 2015 the Ty Cobb Museum hosted a Candle Light Reception to unveil a newly acquired collection of Ty Cobb Memorabilia.  This reception was in honor of those friends of the museum that had made substantial contributions to the musuem over the years.

Click on the link below to view detailed descriptions of the individual items.  Hopefully, reading about these unique pieces of Cobb history will make you want to come visit the museum at see these items in person.  We'd love to have you.



Posted on: Thursday, September 3, 2015

Christmas / New Year's Schedule

Closed for in observance of Christmas Day and New Year's Day

The Ty Cobb Museum will be closed in observance of Christmas from 12:00 noon on Dec. 24 through Sunday, Dec. 27.  We will reopen on Monday, December 28 at 8:30am.  

The Ty Cobb Museum will also be closed in obserance and celebration of the new year on January 1, 2016.  The museum will reopen on Saturday, January 2, 2016.

We wish for all of our museum friends and family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  We are soory we missed you if you had made plans to visit us on these closed dates.  Please make plans to visit us again real soon!



Julie Ridgway, Director

Ty Cobb Museum


Posted on: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

2015 Vintage Base Ball Game

7th Annual Match-Up between the Georgia Peaches and the Shoeless Joes

October 24, 2015  -  The Georgia Peaches Vintage Base Ball team sponsored by the Ty Cobb Museum traveled  to Greenville, SC to take on the Shoeless Joes of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum. The Joes played host for the 7th Annual Vintage Base Ball Match Up! This wwas be a Double-Header Vintage Baseball Game.  The Joes won both games but the scores were close which made for a lot of fun.  Final Scores:  Game 1 Peaches 7 / Joes 10;  Game 2  Peaches 10 / Joes 14.  Next year we're going to bring that trophy back to Georgia!!!

 History of the game:  Vintage base ball is a game played for fun using none of today’s equipment (no cleats and no gloves). The game is played by men, women and children using rules from the 1860’s.  The two teams will come together for a friendly competition with a doubleheader beginning at 11:00 and a short break for lunch in between the two games. This is sure to be a great event as the two Museums come together to enjoy Vintage Base Ball and to “Relive Baseball History” together.

 The games were played at the Shoesless Joe Jackson Memorial Park, in the shadow of the old cotton mill where Joe Jackson worked sweeping as a young boy to help the family make ends meet.  

 Directions to Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park, 406 West Avenue Greenville, SC:    Take Interstate 85 North to Exit 42  /  Merge onto I-185/US-29 North  /  Take the US-25 North Exit 15 towards Travelers Rest  /  Turn left onto White Horse Rd/US-25 and go 2.5 miles  /  Turn left onto West Ave  /  See the field on the right .05 miles   


Posted on: Monday, October 6, 2014

2014 Vintage Ball Game

Ty Cobb Museum plays host to the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum

When: Saturday, October 18, 2014   11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Double-Header Vintage Baseball Game

For the 6th consecutive year The Ty Cobb Museum‘s “Georgia Peaches” will take on The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum’s “ Shoeless Joes” in a Double header Vintage Baseball Game on Saturday, on October 18, 2014.  This year’s game will take place at Cobb Field, just behind the Ty Cobb Museum, 461 Cook St., Royston, GA  30662. Tradition has been an alternating pattern of home field advantage so plan on attending the 2015 Vintage Game at the Shoeless Joe Jackson Ball Park in Greenville, SC.

Vintage base ball is a game played for fun using none of today’s equipment (no cleats and no gloves). The game is played by men, women and children using rules from the 1860’s.  The two teams will come together for a friendly competition with a doubleheader beginning at 11:00 and a short break for lunch in between the two games. This is sure to be a great event as the two Museums come together to enjoy Vintage Base Ball and to “Relive Baseball History” together. 

WE NEED YOU!!  If you are interested in being a player for either team contact the host team at the Ty Cobb Museum at (706) 245-1825 or julie.ridgway@tycobbhealthcare.com to register.   We are also in need of spectators so grab your chair and picnic lunch and join us at Cobb Field!

Note:  There will be a food vendor at this event.  Hamburgers/hotdogs, boiled peanuts, funnel cakes, soft drinks, etc.

Posted on: Monday, February 10, 2014

Book signing and reception for Mr. Herschel Cobb, grandson of baseball legend Tyrus Raymond Cobb

Heart of a Tiger: Growing Up With My Grandfather, Ty Cobb

The Ty Cobb Museum hosted a book signing and reception to introduce Heart of the Tiger, the newly published book by Herschel Cobb on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The early morning drizzle brought many local enthusiasts indoors to meet and greet the grandson and great-grandson of the famous Cobb, local hero and baseball legend. Guests enjoyed snacking and trading stories as they waited for their treasured autograph. Everyone found Herschel to be very generous and accomodating and a great time was had by all.

Quoting from the dust jacket back cover:

Ty Cobb is a baseball immortal, considered by many the greatest player who ever lived. In an age when the game was young and tough, he cultivated a reputation as the fiercest competitor of them all. Yet after he retired, he realized that the very qualities that had helped him reach the pinnacle of his profession also undermined his relationship with his own children.

Herschel Cobb grew up in a chaotic, destructive household. His father was cruel and abusive, and his mother was an adulterous alcoholic. After his father died when Herschel was eight, he began to spend a portion of each summer with his grandfather. Along with his sister and brother, Herschel visited Ty Cobb at his home in Atherton, California, or at his cabin at Lake Tahoe. These days were filled with adventures and discoveries as "Grandaddy" warmed to having his "three redheads" with him.

Heart of a Tiger is Herschel Cobb's moving account of how a retired sports star seized a second chance at having a close family, with his grandchildren the luck recipients of his change of heart. He proved the enormous power of a grandparent to provide stability, love and guidance, and in doing so developed another wholly different legacy.

Posted on: Thursday, October 31, 2013

2013 "Georgia Peaches" Enjoy the Sweet Taste of Victory!!

Ty Cobb Would be Proud - Huzzah!!
2013 Georgia Peach Team Members

The day began looking a little bleak on Saturday, September 21,2013 as the 13 "Georgia Peach" team members made the 60 mile drive to Greenville despite the 70% chance of rain forecasted.  Upon arrival we were a bit overwhelmed by the 34 well-dressed "Shoeless Joes" who were practicing on the field.  The Peaches, ranging in age from 12 - 55 years old,  knew that with the upcoming double-headers there was no room for injury or self-defeat as all would be required to do their best with minimal substitution.  The Peaches, essentially strangers, bonded quickly and played well. They stayed within a point or two of the veteran players.  They got 2 runs to tie the game in the bottom of the 7th.  An extra 2 innings were required for tie-breaking and the Peaches ended up earning the Championship trophy for the year winning the game 8 - 6.  The Joes were great hosts and served a fantastic lunch between the two games.  Everyone was wet from a slow drizzle all day but no one had dampened spirits.  The Joes played many of their rookie players and the Peaches won game 2 with a score of 13 -6.  For the second year in a row we had rain and Peachy victories.

Posted on: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

2013 Vintage Baseball Game

Our 5th annual vintage doubleheader against the "Shoeless Joes" of the Joe Jackson Museum in Greenville, SC is scheduled to be held on Saturday, September 21st. This year the "Shoeless Joes" will host the event at the Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Ball Park beginning at 11:00 am.    1860's rules will be enforced, including no gloves, no cleats and no helmets.  Catches on the first bounce count as outs and no walks, so the emphasis of these games is on hitting, base running, defense and "Good ole family fun!!" Please join us as we travel to Greenville and take on the Joes at their home field!! The "Georgia Peaches" need men, women and children with a passion for baseball as team members and fans. Please give me a call at (706) 245-1825 and let me know of your interest to participate!!


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Did You Know?

Cobb was diagnosed in the Fall of 1959 with cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and Brights Disease (a degenerative kidney disorder). By Spring of 1961, Cobb spent most of his time at Emory University Hospital for cobalt treatments to stop the spread of cancer which had since moved to his spine and skull.

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