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Ty Cobb

Tyrus Raymond Cobb (The Georgia Peach)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: December 18, 1886 in Narrows, GA
High School: Franklin County HS (Royston, GA)(All Transactions)
Debut: August 30, 1905 (Age 18.255, 2,747th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1905 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Athletics 1905-1928

Final Game: September 11, 1928 (Age 41.268)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1936 (222/226 ballots). Induction ceremony in Cooperstown held in 1939.
   View Ty Cobb Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: July 17, 1961 in Atlanta, GA
Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston, GA
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1905 DET AL 18 OF 41 95 85 6 4 1 .958 2.22 .953 1.86 2-39-0
1906 DET AL 19 OF 96 231 208 14 9 4 .961 2.31 .963 1.89 18-55-24
1907 DET AL 20 OF 150 279 238 30 11 12 .961 1.79 .959 1.85 0-0-150
1908 DET AL 21 OF 150 249 212 23 14 5 .944 1.57 .954 1.84 0-0-150
1909 DET AL 22 OF 156 260 222 24 14 7 .946 1.58 .951 1.85 0-0-156
1910 DET AL 23 OF 137 337 305 18 14 4 .958 2.36 .954 1.83 0-111-26
1911 DET AL 24 OF 146 418 376 24 18 10 .957 2.74 .950 1.99 0-146-0 MVP-1
1912 DET AL 25 OF 140 367 324 21 22 5 .940 2.46 .951 2.04 0-140-0 MVP-7
1913 DET AL 26 OF 118 300 262 22 16 8 .947 2.41 .953 2.01 0-116-2 MVP-20
1913 DET AL 26 2B 1 4 1 0 3 0 .250 1.00 .955 5.00 MVP-20
1914 DET AL 27 CF 96 96 93 195 177 8 10 0 .949 1.93 .955 2.35 MVP-14
1914 DET AL 27 OF 96 96 93 195 177 8 10 0 .949 1.93 .956 2.00 MVP-14
1915 DET AL 28 CF 156 155 150 368 328 22 18 8 .951 2.24 .954 2.45
1915 DET AL 28 OF 156 155 150 368 328 22 18 7 .951 2.24 .958 2.05
1916 DET AL 29 CF 143 141 139 356 322 17 17 9 .952 2.37 .969 2.45
1916 DET AL 29 OF 143 141 139 360 325 18 17 9 .953 2.40 .963 2.12
1916 DET AL 29 1B 1 1 1 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 10.00 .988 11.00
1916 DET AL 29 LF 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 .960 2.20
1917 DET AL 30 OF 152 150 147 411 373 27 11 9 .973 2.63 .967 2.22
1917 DET AL 30 CF 121 119 116 344 313 22 9 7 .974 2.77 .972 2.61
1917 DET AL 30 RF 31 31 31 67 60 5 2 1 .970 2.10 .961 1.81
1918 DET AL 31 OF 95 92 85 243 225 12 6 0 .975 2.49 .962 2.26
1918 DET AL 31 CF 94 92 85 242 225 11 6 0 .975 2.51 .967 2.63
1918 DET AL 31 1B 13 10 10 148 133 12 3 7 .980 11.15 .986 11.14
1918 DET AL 31 P 2 0 0 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 0.50 .950 2.92 2.85
1918 DET AL 31 2B 1 1 1 5 1 3 1 0 .800 4.00 .958 5.50
1918 DET AL 31 3B 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .950 3.40
1918 DET AL 31 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
1919 DET AL 32 CF 123 123 120 299 272 19 8 2 .973 2.37 .961 2.64
1919 DET AL 32 OF 123 123 120 299 272 19 8 2 .973 2.37 .958 2.26
1920 DET AL 33 CF 112 110 106 263 246 8 9 2 .966 2.27 .966 2.55
1920 DET AL 33 OF 112 110 106 263 246 8 9 2 .966 2.27 .962 2.25
1921 DET AL 34 CF 121 121 115 338 301 27 10 2 .970 2.71 .962 2.67
1921 DET AL 34 OF 121 121 115 338 301 27 10 2 .970 2.71 .960 2.33
1922 DET AL 35 CF 134 134 127 351 330 14 7 3 .980 2.57 .968 2.70
1922 DET AL 35 OF 134 134 127 351 330 14 7 3 .980 2.57 .964 2.31
1923 DET AL 36 CF 141 140 131 388 362 14 12 2 .969 2.67 .968 2.69
1923 DET AL 36 OF 141 140 131 388 362 14 12 2 .969 2.67 .965 2.38
1924 DET AL 37 CF 155 155 144 434 416 12 6 6 .986 2.76 .975 2.80
1924 DET AL 37 OF 155 155 144 435 417 12 6 8 .986 2.77 .970 2.39
1925 DET AL 38 OF 105 104 86 291 267 9 15 1 .948 2.63 .965 2.43
1925 DET AL 38 CF 101 100 83 283 260 9 14 1 .951 2.66 .971 2.89
1925 DET AL 38 RF 4 4 3 8 7 0 1 0 .875 1.75 .966 2.08
1925 DET AL 38 P 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00 .960 2.70 2.60
1926 DET AL 39 OF 55 54 49 119 109 4 6 2 .950 2.05 .966 2.34
1926 DET AL 39 CF 40 40 36 95 87 3 5 2 .947 2.25 .969 2.72
1926 DET AL 39 LF 14 13 12 23 21 1 1 0 .957 1.57 .965 2.30
1926 DET AL 39 RF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.00
1927 PHA AL 40 OF 127 127 111 260 243 9 8 2 .969 1.98 .964 2.35
1927 PHA AL 40 RF 75 75 62 130 121 6 3 1 .977 1.69 .955 1.97
1927 PHA AL 40 CF 52 52 49 130 122 3 5 1 .962 2.40 .966 2.71
1928 PHA AL 41 OF 85 85 74 167 154 7 6 0 .964 1.89 .973 2.36
1928 PHA AL 41 RF 85 85 74 167 154 7 6 0 .964 1.89 .973 1.98
24 Seasons OF 2934 1787 1677 7024 6361 392 271 105 .961 2.30 .960 2.13 35-2196-705
14 Seasons (incomplete) CF 1589 1578 1494 4086 3761 189 136 45 .967 2.49 .966 2.63
6 Seasons (incomplete) RF 197 196 171 373 343 18 12 2 .968 1.83 .964 1.95
2 Seasons (incomplete) LF 15 13 12 26 23 2 1 0 .962 1.67 .965 2.29
2 Seasons 1B 14 11 11 158 143 12 3 7 .981 11.07 .986 11.13
2 Seasons P 3 0 0 5.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 3.60 0.67 .955 2.88 2.77
2 Seasons 2B 2 1 1 9 2 3 4 0 .556 2.50 .957 5.25
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .950 3.40
24 Seasons TOT 2954 1799 1689 5.0 7195 6507 410 278 112 .961 3.60 2.34 .961 2.88 2.17 35-2196-705
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
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Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1905 DET AL 18 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 39 0 41 0
1906 DET AL 19 98 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 55 24 96 0
1907 DET AL 20 150 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 150 0
1908 DET AL 21 150 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 150 0
1909 DET AL 22 156 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 156 156 0
1910 DET AL 23 140 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 111 26 137 0
1911 DET AL 24 146 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 146 0 146 0
1912 DET AL 25 140 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 140 0 140 0
1913 DET AL 26 122 122 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 116 2 118 0
1914 DET AL 27 98 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 96 0 96 0
1915 DET AL 28 156 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 156 0 156 0
1916 DET AL 29 145 142 145 144 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 143 0 143 0 1 0
1917 DET AL 30 152 150 152 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 121 31 152 0 1 0
1918 DET AL 31 111 103 111 107 2 0 13 1 1 0 0 94 1 95 0 5 0
1919 DET AL 32 124 123 124 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 123 0 123 0 1 0
1920 DET AL 33 112 110 112 112 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 112 0 112 0 1 0
1921 DET AL 34 128 121 128 121 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 121 0 121 0 7 0
1922 DET AL 35 137 134 137 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 134 0 134 0 3 0
1923 DET AL 36 145 140 145 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 141 0 141 0 4 1
1924 DET AL 37 155 155 155 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 155 0 155 0 0 0
1925 DET AL 38 121 104 121 105 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 4 105 0 16 0
1926 DET AL 39 79 54 79 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 40 1 55 0 20 4
1927 PHA AL 40 133 127 133 127 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 75 127 0 6 0
1928 PHA AL 41 95 85 95 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 85 85 0 10 0
24 Seasons 3034 1548 3034 1561 3 0 14 2 1 0 35 2196 705 2934 0 75 5
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA (98.2%)
Selected to HOF in 1936 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1911 AL (1, 100%)
1912 AL (7, 27%)
1913 AL (20, 5%)
1914 AL (14, 11%)
1 MVP
1.43 Career Shares (158th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  96 (5th)
1915 AL  156 (1st)
1916 AL  143 (4th)
1917 AL  121 (5th)
1918 AL  94 (5th)
1919 AL  123 (4th)
1920 AL  112 (5th)
1921 AL  121 (4th)
1922 AL  134 (2nd)
1923 AL  141 (4th)
1924 AL  155 (1st)
Career  1,589 (25th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1915 AL  328 (3rd)
1916 AL  322 (5th)
1917 AL  313 (5th)
1918 AL  225 (5th)
1919 AL  272 (4th)
1921 AL  301 (4th)
1922 AL  330 (3rd)
1923 AL  362 (4th)
1924 AL  416 (2nd)
Career  3,761 (34th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1915 AL  22 (2nd)
1916 AL  17 (5th)
1917 AL  22 (3rd)
1919 AL  19 (3rd)
1921 AL  27 (1st)
1922 AL  14 (2nd)
1923 AL  14 (3rd)
1924 AL  12 (3rd)
Career  189 (4th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  10 (5th)
1915 AL  18 (3rd)
1916 AL  17 (1st)
1917 AL  9 (2nd)
1920 AL  9 (4th)
1921 AL  10 (5th)
1922 AL  7 (4th)
1923 AL  12 (3rd)
1925 AL  14 (2nd)
Career  136 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1915 AL  8 (1st)
1916 AL  9 (2nd)
1917 AL  7 (1st)
1920 AL  2 (5th)
1921 AL  2 (2nd)
1922 AL  3 (4th)
1924 AL  6 (1st)
Career  45 (4th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 AL  6 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1908 AL  150 (2nd)
1909 AL  156 (1st)
1911 AL  146 (3rd)
1915 AL  156 (1st)
1917 AL  152 (4th)
1924 AL  155 (1st)
Career  2,934 (1st)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1910 AL  305 (2nd)
1911 AL  376 (1st)
1912 AL  324 (4th)
1913 AL  262 (5th)
1915 AL  328 (4th)
1917 AL  373 (2nd)
1923 AL  362 (5th)
1924 AL  417 (2nd)
Career  6,361 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1907 AL  30 (1st)
1908 AL  23 (1st)
1909 AL  24 (2nd)
1915 AL  22 (4th)
1917 AL  27 (2nd)
1919 AL  19 (4th)
1921 AL  27 (3rd)
Career  392 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1908 AL  14 (4th)
1909 AL  14 (4th)
1910 AL  14 (5th)
1911 AL  18 (4th)
1912 AL  22 (3rd)
1915 AL  18 (4th)
1916 AL  17 (2nd)
1923 AL  12 (4th)
1925 AL  15 (3rd)
Career  271 (14th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1907 AL  12 (1st)
1909 AL  7 (2nd)
1911 AL  10 (1st)
1913 AL  8 (2nd)
1915 AL  7 (2nd)
1916 AL  9 (2nd)
1917 AL  9 (1st)
1924 AL  8 (1st)
Career  105 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1915 AL  2.24 (5th)
1917 AL  2.77 (2nd)
1918 AL  2.51 (3rd)
1920 AL  2.27 (5th)
1921 AL  2.71 (4th)
1922 AL  2.57 (5th)
1923 AL  2.67 (3rd)
1924 AL  2.76 (3rd)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1915 AL  .951 (2nd)
1917 AL  .974 (4th)
1918 AL  .975 (2nd)
1919 AL  .973 (2nd)
1920 AL  .966 (5th)
1921 AL  .970 (3rd)
1922 AL  .980 (3rd)
1923 AL  .969 (4th)
1924 AL  .986 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 AL  1.89 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1906 AL  2.31 (5th)
1910 AL  2.36 (3rd)
1911 AL  2.74 (1st)
1912 AL  2.46 (4th)
1913 AL  2.41 (3rd)
1917 AL  2.63 (3rd)
1918 AL  2.49 (5th)
1921 AL  2.71 (5th)
1923 AL  2.67 (4th)
1924 AL  2.77 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1918 AL  .975 (4th)
1922 AL  .980 (3rd)
1924 AL  .986 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1921 AL  born 1886-12-18 (8th)
1922 AL  born 1886-12-18 (10th)
1923 AL  born 1886-12-18 (7th)
1924 AL  born 1886-12-18 (5th)
1925 AL  born 1886-12-18 (7th)
1926 AL  born 1886-12-18 (3rd)
1927 AL  born 1886-12-18 (3rd)
1928 AL  born 1886-12-18 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1905 AL  born 1886-12-18 (1st)
1906 AL  born 1886-12-18 (2nd)
1907 AL  born 1886-12-18 (8th)

                                         

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