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Historic Tiger Photo Album #50--Ty Cobb

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Bert,

Have you found the shot of Cobb & Lajoie from 1910/11, both sitting in their brand new Chalmers? I've seen it before, but I haven't found it on the web.

The Chalmers/batting title controversy is a book unto itself.

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Bert,

Have you found the shot of Cobb & Lajoie from 1910/11, both sitting in their brand new Chalmers? I've seen it before, but I haven't found it on the web.

The Chalmers/batting title controversy is a book unto itself.

Post it when you find it.

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I recall reading something about Cobb being asked about Homeruns. He said something to the effect homeruns weren't what the game was really about... and if he wanted to he could hit a bunch of homeruns, but that he just didn't want to play that way. Then for the next couple of weeks he proceeded to hit a disproportately large number of homeruns to prove he could do it before returning to his "normal" way to playing the game.

Anyone know if there is truth to that or if it's just an urban legend?

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I recall reading something about Cobb being asked about Homeruns. He said something to the effect homeruns weren't what the game was really about... and if he wanted to he could hit a bunch of homeruns, but that he just didn't want to play that way. Then for the next couple of weeks he proceeded to hit a disproportately large number of homeruns to prove he could do it before returning to his "normal" way to playing the game.

Anyone know if there is truth to that or if it's just an urban legend?

Totally true. It's one of the Ty Cobb articles I posted in the History Thread Archives during Christmas.

Ty Cobb could homer when he wanted to

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1911 at Comisky Park

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Taken during the 1907 World Series

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Another one with Lajoe

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Young Ty Cobb, 1907.

Those uniforms had to be fun to wear on those hot summer days!!

Bert - AWESOME job!!

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Lots of photos of Cobb & Ruth. I thought they had a bitter rivalry between them?

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