'Baseball,' Ty Cobb liked to say, 'is something like a war...Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It's not pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out of it. It's...a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest' (Ward and Burns 64). Although Ty Cobb was possibly the greatest player in baseball history, many people would consider him its worst person.
Tyrus Raymond Cobb was born December 18, 1886 in The Narrows, Georgia. His
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cancer July 17, 1961, a sad and lonely man. Only 400 people, most of them little-leaguers who only knew him as a name from baseball's past, showed up at his funeral. Just three ballplayers from his era bothered to attend. Near the end of his life, Cobb commented to a caller that if he had his life to live over again, 'I would have done things a little different...I would have had more friends' (Ward and Burns, 65).