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Ty Cobb, one of the greatest players in baseball history

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

Joe Jackson was banned from baseball after being involved in a conspiracy to "throw" (fix the outcome of) the World Series in 1919, known as the Black Sox Scandal. Cobb was allowed to resign from professional baseball in 1926 after supposedly being involved in gambling violations. Later, baseball's first commissioner, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, cleared Cobb of charges and allowed him to play again. Cobb, a left-handed batter who threw with his right hand, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. Cobb's autobiography, titled My Life in Baseball, was published in 1961.
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