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  • #61
    Originally posted by OleMissCub
    Everytime I've seen this shot in a book they list Ty as the runty kid in the front row on the far left. The kid looks much more like Ty than the guy in the bowler hat, in my opinion.
    The runty kid has to be Cobb. The guy in the hat is clearly, at least to me, not Cobb.

    BTW - isn't that a straw hat, not a bowler.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by bkmckenna
      The runty kid has to be Cobb. The guy in the hat is clearly, at least to me, not Cobb.

      BTW - isn't that a straw hat, not a bowler.
      I agree...the kid has Cobb's eyes.
      I've also never heard of that kind of hat being called a bowler...I think that it was called a straw boater.
      "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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      • #63
        John Steed wore a bowler in the Avengers, and the guy in the photo isn't wearing the same type of hat as Steed. I think the kid in the lower left is Cobb. The guy in the straw hat doesn't look like Cobb to me.

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        • #64
          After looking at the picture for a while, I'd have to agree that the kid in the front row to the left looks the most like Ty.

          Attached are:

          1) Ty Cobb at Shibe Park - 1910 (pretty rare)

          2) I "corrected" the flaws in the pic of Ty (c.1920-21) with the armband etc. I think it looks much better now with the creases/scrapes removed.

          3) Finally, a nice B&W autographed photo of Ty (inscribed in 12/14/1949)

          Cheers! ~B
          Say hello on Twitter @BSmile & Facebook "Baseball by BSmile"

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          • #65
            Originally posted by hellborn
            I agree...the kid has Cobb's eyes.
            I've also never heard of that kind of hat being called a bowler...I think that it was called a straw boater.
            or straw skimmer.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by BSmile
              After looking at the picture for a while, I'd have to agree that the kid in the front row to the left looks the most like Ty.

              Attached are:

              1) Ty Cobb at Shibe Park - 1910 (pretty rare)

              2) I "corrected" the flaws in the pic of Ty (c.1920-21) with the armband etc. I think it looks much better now with the creases/scrapes removed.

              3) Finally, a nice B&W autographed photo of Ty (inscribed in 12/14/1949)

              Cheers! ~B
              I just want to reassure you that you are doing a tremendous job in posting these warm and wonderful photos! And I, for one, appreciate it!!

              Please don't mind our petty quibbling with dates, details, etc. We just can't help obsessing on this stuff. For the true baseball addict, these old photos, especially the ones we've not seen before, are more compelling and addicting than porn! Just can never get enough of these images. They are all we have left of that long-gone world of yore.

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              • #67
                Thanks!

                For the true baseball addict, these old photos, especially the ones we've not seen before, are more compelling and addicting than porn! Just can never get enough of these images. They are all we have left of that long-gone world of yore.

                I understand William, believe me. That's why I seek out these photos...it's so much fun to find a picture that not only is prviously unknown to me, but will almost certainly be unknown to most anybody else. I think I'm tapped out of Ty Cobb images at the moment...but I'll find more...I always do.

                In the meantime, keep an eye on my Babe Ruth thread...I've got a lot more pictures to post there.

                Cheers! ~B
                Say hello on Twitter @BSmile & Facebook "Baseball by BSmile"

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                • #68
                  I'm jealous that Bsmile is getting all the compliments for the pictures so I decided to try to find some really good ones. Lol just kidding. But hopefully you guys enjoy these, because I sure do.

                  Ty Cobb signing an autograph


                  April 14, 1950: Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Duffy Lewis at Dallas, TX. These three oldtime stars donned Dallas uniforms as members of a team which took the field against Tulsa's first batter at the opening of Texas League play in the Cotton Bowl. From left are: Tris Speaker, Ty Cobb and Duffy Lewis. Dizzy Dean pitched for the old-timers.


                  Ty Cobb at the Congressional hearings on baseball in 1951


                  Ty Cobb take a swing at the San Francisco park in 1931


                  Ty Cobb riding in a vehicle in 1913


                  Cobb with a golf club in 1939


                  Cobb with a golf club once again


                  Cobb well dressed in 1919


                  Babe Ruth and Cobb playing some nice games


                  Which bat will Cobb choose?

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                  • #69
                    Ty Cobb at a young age 1907


                    Cobb with George Burns in Cleveland in 1927


                    Cobb in 1922


                    Cobb and Babe Ruth at a golf tournament in 1943


                    Cobb in 1911


                    Cobb in 1911


                    Ty Cobb in 1908


                    Cobb in 1907


                    Cobb showing us his nice smile


                    Cobb in 1909

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                    • #70
                      Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker in 1947 Old Timers game


                      Ruth and Cobb 1924


                      Ty Cobb being serious


                      Ty Cobb looking stunning once again


                      Ty Cobb holding a bat: 1913


                      Ty Cobb and the great Bobby Jones


                      Well thats it for now hopefully you enjoy these.

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                      • #71
                        Well that's it for now hopefully you enjoy these.

                        For sure...some really good one's in there. I swear, Tris Speaker and Ty Cobb must have had each other on "speed-dial". They sure did show up at a lot of the same old-timer's events!

                        ~B
                        Say hello on Twitter @BSmile & Facebook "Baseball by BSmile"

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Geoge H Ruth
                          Cobb in 1911
                          That picture is just unbelievable.
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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by OleMissCub
                            That picture is just unbelievable.
                            Notice that his hands are together...Cobb claimed that he would slide his hands together when he really wanted to put a charge in the ball, instead of using the split grip. Judging from his foot action, it looks like he's going to "open up" a little and try to really put a hurting on an inside pitch that he likes the looks of, or is at least guessing the he's getting something inside and is going to power it.

                            I LOVE that photo of Cobb hitting in SF with his suit on!! It's hard to tell, but it looks to me like his hands were still apart when he started to take the top hand off the bat...looks like the ump is handling the catching for him, too.

                            The closeups also drive home how much Eminem looks like Ty did, as somebody else here mentioned.
                            "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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                            • #74
                              I really enjoy the picture as well, I love it even more that it's black and white, I don't think it would have the same effect if it was color.

                              I'm glad that you guys enjoy the pictures, and Ill try to find some more beauties for you guys.

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                              • #75
                                Sam Crawford and Ty Cobb, 1908-11


                                1928: Lou Gehrig, Tris Speaker, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth


                                That's it for now, but I'll be posting more later. I'm moving on to the Bbe Ruth thread for a bit.

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