It is easy to understand why, until Babe Ruth and the home run became king, Ty Cobb was considered the greatest of all baseball players, a conclusion that is still held by some experts. Taken in the context of his era, Ty Cobb was vastly superior to all but a few players. Only Honus Wagner, who was better than even today's hero, Derek Jeter, could seriously challenged Cobb's supremacy.
Ty Cobb's Triple Crown
Ty Cobb won batting titles in 1907 and 1908, but in 1909, he became the young game's second Triple Crown winner since the turn of the century.
Cobb batted .377, hit nine home runs, and batted in 107 runs. He had a .431 on-base average and slugged .517, both of which led the league.
In 1909, American League batters hit an anemic .244, ...
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Article written by Harold Friend