Ty Cobb: Baseball’s Greatest Player

Posted: 24th February 2010 by Harold Friend in MLB
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It was announced on Feb. 2, 1936, that the Baseball Writers Association of America had elected Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson to the Hall of Fame in the first-ever balloting. Cobb received 222 out of a possible 226 votes. Ruth and Wagner each received 215 votes, Mathewson had 205 votes, and Johnson finished with 189.

The Greatest

When Ty Cobb passed away on July 17, 1961, the New York Times' headline echoed the conclusions of the majority of fans and baseball writers.

"Cobb, Hailed as Greatest Player in History, Mourned by Baseball World."

The praise came from all quarters. Current players, former players and managers, executives, and, of greatest significance, baseball scouts heaped praise ...

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