He played for the Athletics at the end of line after the scandal. When he was managing his teammates hated him and wanted to be traded. Even the ones who learned from him couldn't stand him. When he played his teammates hated him. He left early from games, pulled himself from games when he had two strikes against him. Decided not to play if he was unhappy, yelled and embarassed his teammates while the game was being played so on and so on. This man was not liked, he skills were recognized and respected but he was not liked. He died alone and only a small handful attended his funeral. His funding and humanitarian work happened after baseball. Ty was not a kingly lion but a jackal in his playing days. In the end Connie Mack said all his players were easy to manage. I read quotes where Connie said Collins was the easiest. If anything Connie's ego probably led him to say they are all easy to manage.
Cobb would get suspended for days at a time, injured because of his way of playing all the time, and injured or jailed or held up all the time because of off the field racism all the time. These are not myths as you a devoted researcher of Cobb probably already know.
I have said it before but you seem to want tocover up or even pretend that Cobb had no warts, that he was the greatest, most revered ball-player. He most certainly was not. He was a megalomaniac obsessed with his own stats and didn't give a damn about his team. The great thinker who some claimed could think two or three moves down the road could never plan 150 or so games down the road.
Ty Cobb was a great individual player. If he was a tennis player that would be fine, but he played a team sport. I'm glad that he never won a World Series championship and I am glad that the stat-obsessed Cobb never got to right his World Series performance. It probably ate at him for quite some time.