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  • OOOPS! OK, here's that picture....Ty Cobb, Frank Ploof, Fred (Dutch) Hoffman, Bob Shawkey - Japan 1928
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    A week after marrying his 2nd wife, Frances Cass, October, 1949, Stork Club, NYC.
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    • L-R: Miss Robey Lyle, Ty Cobb, Miss Florence King , Grace Haught


      Sporting the medal he received for winning the 1909 BA crown, wearing gloves.


      Bobby Jones/Ty Cobb


      L-R: Ty Cobb, Sam Hardy, former captain of the Davis Cup tennis team; Beals Wright, former tennis champion; Mrs. Dorothy Campbell Hurd, former national and international women's champion (golf); Miss Elizabeth Ryan, second ranking women's tennis player; and William Tilden II, world's champion tennis player.


      October 30, 1913, Detroit, Mich.; Ty Cobb/Governor Woodrow Wilson stand next to each other on the far left.


      Ty Cobb next to his car


      Representative Kelly of Pennsylvania, former Ball Player, announced he is ready against Tris Speaker and Ty Cobb in connection with the recent scandal expose. Photo shows J. Frank Carswell of Augusta, Georgia reading the resolutions of confidence to Ty Cobb, which were passed by Ty's home towners.


      Ty Cobb autographing a bat for Jimmie McDonald.


      Ty Cobb and his wife, Charlie showing what they hunted


      Ty and his dog

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      • Hunting Party


        National League 75th Anniversary
        Jimmie Foxx, newest member of Baseball's Hall of Fame, is caught between Tris Speaker (L) and Ty Cobb (R)


        Stand Musial/Ty Cobb


        January, 1927: Tris Speaker/Ty Cobb. Preparing to coordinate their legal suit against baseball, unless Judge Landis cleared their names.


        Ford Frick, President of the National League; Chairman Emanuel Celler, (D) NY, Ty Cobb


        Ty Cobb, Thomas Edison, Connie Mack


        Ty Cobb with family 1914


        L-R: Ty Cobb, Babe Adams and Hans Wagner 1925


        Ty Cobb Wearing Glasses 1926


        Left to Right: Nick Altrock of Senators, Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby, Connie Mack, Christy Walsh, Manager Joe MacCarthy, Babe Ruth, and John McGraw 1929

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        • 1) Ty Cobb at court...and not looking too happy - May 11, 1956

          2) Ty - Nov. 27, 1953 - Showing off the medallions for the trustee's of his new foundation

          3) Ty in 1939 at the HOF, chatting with sports writer Grantland Rice.
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          • Ty Cobb with Hoffman? 1928

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            • Hey guys. I'm so sick of seeing so many Babe Ruth rare photos, which have so little to nothing to do with the game of baseball, while this thread rots!

              Cobb was so much more interesting a subject, and yet we continue to get a gazillion boring Babe shots and no cool Cobb photos.

              Where's the enlarged panoramic Ty stuff? I'm just Babed-out. (Just playin' wichaya'yall. Wink.)

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              • Per Bill's comment below expressing interest only in photos of Ty in baseball uniform, I hereby delete the photo previously attached here -one of Ty holding the golf trophy he won in a match with Ruth.

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                • I'll be honest with you, Proctor. I'm not interested in photos of Cobb/Ruth not in uniform, or not an action shot.

                  I like full-length action shots of players in their primes. Not head shots, not in civilian clothes, not old man shots. I'm just not into the culture of the game.

                  But that's just me.

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                  • OK Bill....
                    I posted this one recently on another Ty Cobb thread. I thought it was this one but I guess it was a much older thread. So here it is again. It's actually one of the funnier pic's I've seen of Ty...just because he's wearing a silly party hat! Haha....yeah, it was taken on March 17, 1938 (St. Patricks Day). He was in San Francisco, CA for a golf tournament. Looks like he's playing dominoes with some of the guys. Also, I've got some other good Ty stuff on the backburner...I'll have to clean them up and post them.
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                    • "I'm not interested in photos of Cobb/Ruth not in uniform, or not an action shot"

                      Sorry Bill....it is classic to see Ty in a party hat though!
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                      • Would love to see this thread resurrected and great new action shots of Ty posted.

                        Rounding 3rd, aheadin' for home, 1909-10, against the Highlanders (Yankees)---------------------1908-13

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                        • Ty Cobb: 1920

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                          Notice the rip on the 'D' logo on Cobb's chest. It looks like this is the same jersey he's wearing in the leftmost video you posted, Bill. I wonder if there are any other photos depicting Cobb in this same tattered jersey. And does anyone know if the black armband on his left sleeve can date this photo to a specific year?

                          EDIT: And I've actually got another of Ty in the same jersey
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                          A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn't work hard for validation. I didn't play the game right because I saw a reward at the end of the tunnel. I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do, play it right and with respect. If this validates anything, it's that learning how to bunt and hit and run and turning two is more important than knowing where to find the little red light at the dug out camera. - Ryne Sandberg

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                          • Originally posted by George H Ruth
                            Ty Cobb with Hoffman? 1928
                            Where I found this photo, the man next to Cobb was labeled as possibly being Herb Hunter.
                            A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn't work hard for validation. I didn't play the game right because I saw a reward at the end of the tunnel. I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do, play it right and with respect. If this validates anything, it's that learning how to bunt and hit and run and turning two is more important than knowing where to find the little red light at the dug out camera. - Ryne Sandberg

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                            • Originally posted by E.Banks#14
                              [B][COLOR="Red"]And does anyone know if the black armband on his left sleeve can date this photo to a specific year?
                              Yes, we can date a photo from that black armband. It was adopted late in 1920 by many teams in honor of Ray Chapman. Some teams also kept it in 1921.

                              So, whenever you see it, think 1920-21.

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                              • What happened to this cool thread?

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