Ty Cobb Museum

September 2015

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!

 

Sincerely,

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   

 

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