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Ty Cobb

1886 - 1961

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Tyrus Raymond Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed "the Georgia Peach", was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) center fielder. He was born in rural Narrows, Georgia. Cobb spent 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, the last six as the team's player-manager, and finished his career with the Philadelphia Athletics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ty Cobb has received more than 4,421,259 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Ty Cobb is the 9th most popular baseball player (down from 8th in 2019), the 2,967th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,128th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Baseball Player.

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Among baseball players, Ty Cobb ranks 9 out of 74Before him are Jackie Robinson, Lou Gehrig, Sadaharu Oh, Hank Aaron, Cy Young, and Ted Williams. After him are Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, Yogi Berra, Willie Mays, Ichiro Suzuki, and Barry Bonds.

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Among people born in 1886, Ty Cobb ranks 103Before him are Salvatore Maranzano, Helen Parkhurst, Paul Lévy, Yehuda Ashlag, Marthe Bibesco, and Otto von Knobelsdorff. After him are Chester Barnard, Salvador de Madariaga, Tarsila do Amaral, Muhamed Mehmedbašić, Ma Rainey, and Ğabdulla Tuqay. Among people deceased in 1961, Ty Cobb ranks 57Before him are Bulbul, Lucian Blaga, Domenico Tardini, Paul Ramadier, Robert Garrett, and Shigeko Higashikuni. After him are Ludwik Fleck, Chester Barnard, Vanessa Bell, Mihail Sadoveanu, Princess Dagmar of Denmark, and Vladimir Sofronitsky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ty Cobb ranks 2,967 out of 18,182Before him are Phillip Allen Sharp (1944), Charles Napier (1936), Scatman Crothers (1910), Patricia Krenwinkel (1947), Paul Romer (1955), and George Lincoln Rockwell (1918). After him are Jim Hines (1946), Dennis Oppenheim (1938), Babushka Lady (1930), Henry George (1839), Horace Wells (1815), and James Henry Breasted (1865).

Among BASEBALL PLAYERS In United States

Among baseball players born in United States, Ty Cobb ranks 8Before him are Joe DiMaggio (1914), Jackie Robinson (1919), Lou Gehrig (1903), Hank Aaron (1934), Cy Young (1867), and Ted Williams (1918). After him are Mickey Mantle (1931), Yogi Berra (1925), Willie Mays (1931), Barry Bonds (1964), Nolan Ryan (1947), and Alex Rodriguez (1975).