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Did You Know…

The last player to hit over .400 during a complete major league baseball season and not win the batting title was Ty Cobb.  In 1922, Cobb hit .401 but he finished in second place for the batting crown to George Sisler’s mark of .420.

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Ty Cobb set the American League record for total bases in a single game with 16.  On May 5, 1925, Cobb connected for 3 home runs, a double, and two singles touching 16 bases in total.

Ty Cobb

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Ty Cobb was the youngest player to win Major League Baseball’s Triple Crown Award.  In 1909, at the age of just 22, Cobb batted .377 while also accumulating nine home runs, and 107 RBI.

The next youngest Triple Crown winner was Mickey Mantle who at 24 years of age in 1956 accomplished the feat.

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Ty Cobb was the youngest player in major league history to reach the 3,000 hit milestone.  Cobb reached the mark in 1921 at the age of 34!!

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No hitter in the history of the sport has had more .300 or better seasons than Ty Cobb.  In 23 different campaigns, Cobb ended up with a batting average of .300 or better!

WHOA!!!

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No one has a higher career batting average that Ty Cobb, who batted .366 over his 24-year major league career.

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The youngest player to reach 3,000 hits was Ty Cob at age 32.

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**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’

My take – I don’t know what’s more impressive: That Cobb was just 32 when he got the 3,000th hit of his career or that at the age of 32 Cobb was already appearing in his 15th major league season.  WoW!!!