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Tyrus Raymond Cobb December 18, 1886. July 17, 1961, nicknamed The Georgia Peach, was an American Major League Baseball.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 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.Receiving 222 out of a possible 226 votes (98.2%); no other player received a higher percentage of votes until Tom Seaver. In 1999, the Sporting News. Ranked Ty Cobb third on their 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 2019 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. Until 1985 (4,189 or 4,191, depending on source). (2,245 or 2,246 depending on source) until 2001. (3,035) and at bats.
(11,429 or 11,434 depending on source) until 1974. For most career stolen bases.
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.
Cobb's legacy, which includes a large college scholarship fund for Georgia residents financed by his early investments in Coca-Cola. 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. The longest-running operation of all the great early photographers, George Burke and George Brace covered baseball in one form or another for the better part of the 20th century-from 1929 to the 1990s. Their tenure had an auspicious beginning, to say the least. In 1929, Cubs manager Joe McCarthy and catcher Gabby Hartnett sought out the ballclub's previous photographer.
A listing leapt out at them: studio photographer George C. Burke, whose office was located near Wrigley Field. Thus began the baseball photography career of George Burke, who had no prior sports experience, and thus ended the career of photographer Francis Burke-the Cubs' time-honored official cameraman and an unwitting victim of mistaken identity. George Burke hired a young, baseball-knowledgeable assistant named George Brace, and the two soon became a. Ever-present at Wrigley Field and.
Burke and Brace endeavored to amass a complete portfolio of player portraits-a daunting task made possible by the fact that. Was the only city with both an American League and a National League franchise from 1929 all the way until Brace's retirement in 1993.Nary a visiting ballplayer refused a quick sitting during. Some even stopped by Burke and Brace's studio for additional, more formal portraits. The tandem was also well-known for endearingly candid pre-game and off-the-field shots-proof positive that both photographers were always welcomed by their famed subjects, embraced by them as friends at the stadium, at parties, in hotels, and on the street. Who's Who in the Major Leagues. Were just a few of the publications in which Burke and Brace's work frequently appeared. In 1948, Burke suffered a heart attack. Brace carried on the business for several years in order to offset his partner's medical expenses. Then, upon Burke's death in 1951, Brace reduced his commitment from a job to an all-encompassing hobby. Though no longer their official photographer, he was still allowed full access by the Cubs and Sox organizations. It was a privilege he would maintain up until his death, a half-century later.
With the exception of time spent as a. Army medic in the South Pacific during World War II, Brace attended at least one game of every home series at Wrigley Field and. Throughout his entire 65-year career. For many of those years, he worked late shifts or odd jobs that paid his expenses and wouldn't conflict with the game schedule.
He always liked to arrive at the ballpark several hours early, when players were just arriving and fans were nowhere to be seen. In 1994, his age finally caught up with him. Worsening eyesight forced his retirement from this long-time labor of love.Brace followed baseball up until the end and also co-authored a book. The Game That Was: The George Brace Photo Collection. Additionally, I slip all autographed photos inside sturdy photo-protective sleeves.
In most cases, using Jack Smalling's baseball address lists and other assorted address lists, I wrote to both active and retired baseball players, sending them letters, requests for signatures, and self-addressed-stamped envelopes. This is how I obtained thousands of autographs.
I stand by every item I sell. All the old time autograph dealers know me and the professional authenticators will vouch for my reputation as well. I do this on a part time basis, so sometimes emails take a day.PLEASE NOTE: Most items come with certificates of authenticity from outside companies (JSA and PSA predominantly; they are the best). Sincerely, Joe Binder, Downers Grove, Illinois. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Baseball-MLB\Other Autographed MLB Items". The seller is "calabinder" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.