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Ty Cobb and Joe Jackson, standing alongside each other, each holding bats.
Ty Cobb and Joe Jackson check out each other's bats

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

Ty Cobb's nickname was the "Georgia Peach" because he was born in Narrows, Georgia. Besides being a great player, Cobb was a fierce competitor. He stole home 50 times, won 12 batting average titles, and managed the Detroit Tigers for six seasons while also playing centerfield. There's some debate about the exact figure for his lifetime batting average, but for 23 years he batted at least .300. In this photo, there are two of the greatest hitters in baseball--Ty Cobb and Joe Jackson. Traded to the White Sox in 1915, Jackson averaged .356. Both players were involved in scandal. Do you know what they did?
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