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Left: Hughie Jennings, manager, Detroit American League. Center: Ty Cobb Steals Third [from Jimmy Austin, St. Louis Browns]. Right: Ty Cobb, outfield, Detroit, American League., 1912.
Ty Cobb in action, baseball card from 1912

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Ty Cobb Made His 4,000th Hit
July 18, 1927

Who do you think are the greatest baseball players of all time? If it were 1927, you might have named Babe Ruth or Ty Cobb. On July 18, 1927, Cobb recorded his 4,000th career hit. Can you imagine getting 4,000 hits? Cobb is considered by many to be the greatest offensive player in baseball history. He started his professional baseball career when he was 18 years old. For 22 out of 24 seasons, he played with the Detroit Tigers. In this baseball card from 1912, Cobb is stealing third base.
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