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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. In 1936, Cobb received the most votes of any player on the inaugural ballot for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, receiving 222 out of a possible 226 votes (98.2%); no other player received a higher percentage of votes until Tom Seaver in 1992. In 1999, the Sporting News ranked Cobb third on its list of "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players."Cobb is widely credited with setting 90 MLB records during his career. His combined total of 4,065 runs scored and runs batted in (after adjusting for home runs) is still the highest ever produced by any major league player. He still holds several records as of the end of the 2022 season, including the highest career batting average (.366) and most career batting titles with 11 (or 12, depending on source). He retained many other records for almost a half century or more, including most career hits until 1985 (4,189 or 4,191, depending on source), most career runs (2,245 or 2,246 depending on source) until 2001, most career games played (3,035) and at bats (11,429 or 11,434 depending on source) until 1974, and the modern record for most career stolen bases (892) until 1977. He still holds the career record for stealing home (54 times) and for stealing second base, third base, and home in succession (4 times), and as the youngest player ever to compile 4,000 hits and score 2,000 runs. Cobb ranks fifth all time in number of games played, and committed 271 errors, the most by any American League (AL) outfielder. Cobb's legacy, which includes a large college scholarship fund for Georgia residents financed by his early investments in Coca-Cola and General Motors, has been somewhat tarnished by allegations of racism and violence, primarily stemming from a couple of mostly discredited biographies that were released following his death. Cobb's reputation as a violent man was fanned by his first biographer, sportswriter Al Stump, whose stories about Cobb have been discredited as sensationalized, and have largely proven to be fictional. While he was known for often violent conflicts, he spoke favorably about black players joining the Major Leagues and was a well-known philanthropist. Early life Cobb was born in 1886 in Narrows, Georgia, a small, unincorporated rural community of farmers. He was the first of three children born to William Herschel Cobb (1863–1905) and Amanda Chitwood Cobb (1871–1936). Cobb's father was a state senator. When he was still an infant, his parents moved to the nearby town of Royston, where he grew up. By most accounts, he became fascinated with baseball as a child, and decided he wanted to play professional ball one day; his father was vehemently opposed to this idea, but by his teen years, he was trying out for area teams. He played his first years in organized baseball for the Royston Rompers, the semi-pro Royston Reds, and the Augusta Tourists of the South Atlantic League, who released him after only two days. He then tried out for the Anniston Steelers of the semipro Tennessee–Alabama League, with his father's stern admonition ringing in his ears: "Don't come home a failure!" After joining the Steelers for a monthly salary of $50, Cobb promoted himself by sending several postcards written about his talents under different aliases to Grantland Rice, the Atlanta Journal sports editor. Eventually, Rice wrote a small note in the Journal that a "young fellow named Cobb seems to be showing an unusual lot of talent." After about three months, Cobb returned to the Tourists and finished the season hitting .237 in 35 games.While with the Tourists he was mentored and coached by George Leidy, who emphasized pinpoint bunting and aggression on the basepaths. In August 1905, the management of the Tourists sold Cobb to the American League's Detroit Tigers for $750 (equivalent to $24,428 in 2022).On August 8, 1905, Cobb's mother, Amanda, fatally shot his father, William, with a pistol that William had purchased for her. Court records indicate that William Cobb had suspected Amanda of infidelity and was sneaking past his own bedroom window to catch her in the act. She saw the silhouette of what she presumed to be an intruder and, acting in self-defense, shot and killed her husband. Amanda Cobb was charged with murder and released on a $7,000 recognizance bond. She was acquitted on March 31, 1906. Ty Cobb later attributed his ferocious play to his late father, saying, "I did it for my father. He never got to see me play ... but I knew he was watching me, and I never let him down." Cobb was initiated into Freemasonry in 1907, earning the 32nd degree in 1912.In 1911, Cobb moved to Detroit's architecturally significant and now historically protected Woodbridge neighborhood, from which he would walk with his dogs to the ballpark prior to games. The Victorian duplex in which Cobb lived still stands. Professional career Early years Three weeks after his mother killed his father, Cobb debuted in center field for the Detroit Tigers. On August 30, 1905, in his first major league at bat, he doubled off Jack Chesbro of the New York Highlanders. Chesbro had won 41 games the previous season. Cobb was 18 years old at the time, the youngest player in the league by almost a year. Although he hit only .240 in 41 games, he signed a $1,500 contract to play for the Tigers in 1905.As a rookie, Cobb was subject to severe hazing by his veteran teammates, who were jealous of the young prospect. The players smashed his homemade bats, nailed his cleats in the clubhouse, doused his clothes before tying knots in them, and verbally abused him. Cobb later attributed his hostile temperament to this experience: "These old-timers turned me into a snarling wildcat." Tigers manager Hughie Jennings later acknowledged that Cobb was targeted for abuse by veteran players, some of whom sought to force him off the team. "I let this go for a while because I wanted to satisfy myself that Cobb has as much guts as I thought in the very beginning," Jennings recalled. "Well, he proved it to me, and I told the other players to let him alone. He is going to be a great baseball player and I won't allow him to be driven off this club." The following year, 1906, Cobb became the Tigers' full-time center fielder and hit .316 in 98 games, setting a record for the highest batting average (minimum 310 plate appearances) for a 19-year-old (later bested by Mel Ott's .322 average in 124 games for the 1928 New York Giants). He never hit below that mark again. After being moved to right field, he led the Tigers to three consecutive American League pennants in 1907, 1908 and 1909. Detroit would lose each World Series (to the Cubs twice and then the Pirates).... Discover the Ty Hutchinson popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Ty Hutchinson books.

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  • Kowloon Bay synopsis, comments

    Kowloon Bay

    Ty Hutchinson

    Her husband was brutally killed three years ago. Now, he’s the prime suspect in a murder investigation. After the murder of her husband in Hong Kong, FBI Agent Abby Kane moved her ...

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    Lumpini Park

    Ty Hutchinson

    Sickos around the world are playing a deadly game, and the body count is climbing. In this thrilling sequel to the Chasing Chinatown trilogy, Agent Abby Kane hunts the mastermind b...

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    The Cafe Apartment

    Ty Hutchinson

    A young American teacher's year abroad goes awry when a housing mixup lands her in a quirky apartment complex. Her neighbor, a fortune teller, begins divulging the private affairs ...

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    The Curator

    Ty Hutchinson

    People in the San Francisco are being abducted. They just don’t know it. The government has enlisted Agent Abby Kane to crack the mystery behind Suitcase Girl. Who is she? Why is s...

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    A Book of Truths

    Ty Hutchinson

    She's unraveling a past that others are killing to keep quiet. When Mui comes into possession of a book littered with cryptic notes handwritten on the pages, she thinks nothing of ...

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    The St. Petersburg Confessions

    Ty Hutchinson

    “I have sins to confess.”  “Tell me, what evil have you done?”  It’s St. Petersburg, right before the fall of Communism. Father Fedor, an Orthodox priest at St. Catherine...

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    The Perfect Plan

    Ty Hutchinson

    A psychological thriller that shows you how bad your day can get, when your perfect plan is perfectly wrong for you and perfectly right for someone else. For Blade and Angel, every...

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    The Hatchery

    Ty Hutchinson

    They rescued her from a suitcase. Now they want to put her back in it.  After a deadly attack on the FBI headquarters, Abby agrees to take Suitcase Girl back to China in hopes...

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    A Book of Vengeance

    Ty Hutchinson

    Sei spent fifteen years burying the past. A year ago, her daughter started digging it up. Mui returns to Confrere Preparatory Academy and is determined to decipher more of the ridd...

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    A Book of Revelations

    Ty Hutchinson

    Dorothy Black is the assistant headmaster. She’s also an assassin. At the start of her third year at Confrere Preparatory Academy, Mui discovers Black’s secret and is determined to...

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    The Friend Group

    Ty Hutchinson

    Imagine hiding your pregnancy because your friend group has terrifying rules. When my husband Jake received a promotion at his company, we thought it was a fantastic opportunity, ...

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    Good Bad Psycho

    Ty Hutchinson

    A monster is on the loose. And he has a sidekick. Agent Abby Kane believes the Monster is doing whatever it takes to protect his criminal app enterprise, even if it means going on ...

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    Not A Safe Place

    Ty Hutchinson

    When your best friend’s in trouble, that’s your signal to go full nightmare. As the sun rises over San Francisco, Abby Kane prepares to start another day at the FBI headquarters. B...

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    A Book of Villains

    Ty Hutchinson

    Imagine learning everything your mother has ever told you was a lie. Winter break is over, but no one has seen or heard from Mui. Her roommate hasn’t heard a peep since they last s...

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    It Ends Now

    Ty Hutchinson

    Addie Baxley ran away from her hometown when she was eighteen. Twelve years later, she came back. So has the terror. I had returned home to lay my mother to rest and settle her est...

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    Tenderloin

    Ty Hutchinson

    If you go looking for a monster, don’t be surprised if you find one.  When a dead DEA agent pops up in Bogotá, agent Abby Kane is ordered to Colombia for answers. Her investig...

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    The Puzzle Maker

    Ty Hutchinson

    Getting away with murder is hard. Inconceivable if you’re blind. Agent Abby Kane heads to Yuba City, where six months out of the year, thick fog engulfs the town allowing a killer ...

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    Dumb Move

    Ty Hutchinson

    <b>Life was good until her ex showed up. Now she has a $50 million problem.</b> I have a bounty on my head worth fifty million dollars. Every assassin I can think of wi...

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    Find Yuri

    Ty Hutchinson

    Solving a murder is like solving a puzzle, except the missing piece is an eyeball. SFPD thought they were chasing a burglar until he started taking his victims apart and piecing th...

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    Run Pig Run

    Ty Hutchinson

    Agent Abby Kane’s track record in solving heinous crimes precedes her, so when the chilling homicide of a port official is discovered in San Francisco, she’s the first on the scene...

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    The Monastery

    Ty Hutchinson

    The monks took a vow of silence. They made sure the village did the same. Mui and Ryan’s Greek adventure turns into a nightmare when she wakes to find him missing from the monks’ s...

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    The Muzzle Job

    Ty Hutchinson

    Imagine your father opening up about his past and confessing that he’s a killer. After years of separation, Abby’s father shows up unexpectedly at her home soaking wet, penniless, ...

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    Coit Tower

    Ty Hutchinson

    A psychopath is hiring. Killing is the job. Who wants to get paid? In the climactic conclusion of the Chasing Chinatown trilogy, Agent Abby Kane is the ultimate target, and the sta...

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    Holiday With A P.I.

    Ty Hutchinson

    How do you know you’ve hit rock bottom? When you lose your job? Run out of money? Become a serial killer’s next victim? Previously titled Loco Moco After a close brush with death, ...

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    Clean House

    Ty Hutchinson

    If Plan A is your best shot at staying alive, Plan B is winging it. With a $50 million bounty still flashing over Sei’s head and moneyhungry assassins chasing her, the goal remains...

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    Done Deal

    Ty Hutchinson

    To rid herself of a $50 million problem, Sei recruited her daughter. Ethan Carmotte, Sei’s ex, put a bounty on her head, making her the target of assassins worldwide. The only sure...

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    Fire Catcher

    Ty Hutchinson

    Tick. Tick. Boom! A man calling himself the Fire Catcher is blowing up commuter ferries in San Francisco. Scores of innocent people are dead. And he promises more unless Agent Abby...

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    Russian Hill

    Ty Hutchinson

    You never know if the people sitting next to you are killers or just people sitting next to you. Meet the Carlsons. They’re your typical, funloving married couple on vacation. They...

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    The View from Nob Hill

    Ty Hutchinson

    I thought I had the perfect life. I was married to an amazing man, had two beautiful children, and lived in a threestory home with a milliondollar view. That all changed when I fou...

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    Corktown

    Ty Hutchinson

    They locked him up seven years ago. He’s still killing. Executives from Detroit’s automakers are being mutilated, and all signs point to a serial killer known as the Doctor. But th...

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    The Blood Grove

    Ty Hutchinson

    In Italy, it’s not all pizza and pasta. Human trade is on the menu. Mui and Ryan are having the perfect holiday in Sicily until they encounter a street kid who seems to have one go...

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    The Accidental Criminal

    Ty Hutchinson

    Selling a cell phone to a serial killer isn't wrong. It's business. Previously titled Chop Suey  Desperate to resurrect his career at Teleco Wireless, Darby Stansfield conjure...

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    The Minotaur

    Ty Hutchinson

    What’s halfman, halfbull, and lives in a labyrinth? A nightmare. Mui and Ryan have escaped to Crete for a few relaxing days, but an encounter with a young woman whose uncle is miss...

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    Suitcase Girl

    Ty Hutchinson

    Suitcase Girl is a USA Today bestseller with half a million downloads worldwide and 1,000s of fivestar reviews. A tense, disturbing thrillride. Imagine finding a suitcase with a li...

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    Abby Kane Thrillers 1-6

    Ty Hutchinson

    ABBY KANE FBI THRILLERS (Books 16) Meet the agent with an impossible directive: solve the FBI's most baffling cases. Abby Kane spent her early career putting sickos, psychopaths, a...

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    The Russian Problem

    Ty Hutchinson

    The travel agent promised hundreds of gorgeous women. What he got instead was the attention of a ruthless assassin. Previously titled Stroganov With his success as a telecom consul...

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    Timber

    Ty Hutchinson

    When life coaching goes terribly wrong.I’m a bit of a hippie; you have to be to live in Bodega Bay. I do yoga every Tuesday and Saturday, and in between, I work as a life coach. It...

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    Crooked City

    Ty Hutchinson

    The Golden Gate Bridge has a problem. People aren’t jumping from itthey’re being pushed. The cops can’t seem to stop the maniac behind the bridge murders. The FBI steps in to help ...