Ty Cobb and Baseball

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Ty Cobb and Baseball

I. Ty Cobb: His Family, Youth, and Road to the Majors

A. His childhood

B. Inspirations to the Majors

II. Life In the Big Leagues

A. His Playing Skills

1. Rookie Experiences

2. His Fielding Ability

3. His Batting Ability

4. His Baserunning Tactics

B. His Psychological Warfare

1. His Relationship with other Players

2. His Personal Struggles

III. The Aftermath

A. His Death

B. His Legacy

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A man of determination, strength, and willingness to overcome the odds, Ty Cobb

had one goal in life: to be, at all cost, the best baseball player possible.

Ty Cobb was born on a farm in 1886 and named Tyrus after the ancient city Tyre,

which stubbornly refused to surrender to Alexander the Great. His mother, Amanda, was

just fifteen when her son was born; she had been twelve when she was married. His

father, William H. Cobb, a former county schoolmaster who had made good as the mayor

of Royston, Ga, and editor of it's weekly newspaper, was determined that his son would

too-in medicine, law, or the military. William Cobb was distant and demanding- " the

only man who ever made me do his bidding " said Ty.

On the baseball field he won the distinction denied him in the classroom. Becoming

the star player for the Royston Rompers at fourteen, equally good in the infield and the

outfield or at bat. But his father was unimpressed. "Baseball was a boy's game, a waste

of his time "he wrote his son, to "conquer your anger and wild passions and be guided by

the better angel of your nature...

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