Ty Cobb Museum

October 2014

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.

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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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