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Baseball Research Journal
New from the Baseball Research Journal, read Tyrus: A Study and Commentary on the Name by William R. Cobb, PhD
In 1904 when Tyrus Raymond Cobb arrived on the professional baseball scene, his first name was not at all well known. In fact, most fans had never even heard of anyone with that particular name—Ty himself apparently among them. That was to change in short order, however, as Tyrus Cobb’s fame spread nnationally within a few short seasons. As Ty’s fame grew, so did the population with the name Tyrus, as many admiring fans gave that name to their newbornsn in honor of the rising star.
Today, every modern-day baseball fan knows the name. But many, if not most, fans believe the name to have been unique to Ty Cobb. Most Cobb biographers have felt the need to explain where this unique name came from—a testament to its uniqueness.
From the press room
“Quotes from those who actually saw him play!” Royston, November 22, 2023: A new book about Ty Cobb, the legendary baseball player and Georgianative, has been published by the Ty Cobb Museum in Royston, Georgia. The book, called What They Really Said About Ty Cobb, features more than 375 quotes from 256people who knew Cobb…
"I NEVER SAW ANYONE LIKE TY COBB. NO ONE EVER CAME CLOSE TO HIM AS THE GREATEST ALL-TIME PLAYER. THAT GUY WAS SUPERHUMAN AMAZING."
- CASEY STENGEL
OWN YOUR OWN PIECE OF THE TY COBB MUSEUM
IN THE YEAR 2000, A UNIQUE DISPLAY WAS UNVEILED AT THE TY COBB MUSEUM, "THE CENTURY CLUB DISPLAY!" WORDED ON THE RIBBON ABOVE THE DISPLAY ARE THE WORDS: "CELEBRATING THE 100 GREATEST MOMENTS OF TY COBB'S CAREER AND HONORING THOSE WHO BY SUPPORTING THE MUSEUM HAVE INSURED ITS POSTERITY."
THE DISPLAY CONSISTS OF 100 FULL SIZE LOUISVILLE SLUGGER BATS MADE FROM TY COBB'S PLATE #125. THEY ARE ENGRAVED WITH 100 OF THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS OF HIS CAREER.