Ty Cobb

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Best Batters of All-Time - Career

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Ty Cobb Career Stats

Year Team Lg HR RBI AVE Age PEVA-B
1905 DET AL 1 15 0.240 19 0.625
1906 DET AL 1 34 0.316 20 6.582
1907 DET AL 5 119 0.350 21 31.905
1908 DET AL 4 108 0.324 22 25.112
1909 DET AL 9 107 0.377 23 39.724
1910 DET AL 8 91 0.383 24 32.427
1911 DET AL 8 127 0.420 25 42.464
1912 DET AL 7 83 0.409 26 36.188
1913 DET AL 4 67 0.390 27 23.325
1914 DET AL 2 57 0.368 28 13.516
1915 DET AL 3 99 0.369 29 43.671
1916 DET AL 5 68 0.371 30 34.488
1917 DET AL 6 102 0.383 31 48.911
1918 DET AL 3 64 0.382 32 37.701
1919 DET AL 1 70 0.384 33 25.384
1920 DET AL 2 63 0.334 34 9.602
1921 DET AL 12 101 0.389 35 21.150
1922 DET AL 4 99 0.401 36 24.441
1923 DET AL 6 88 0.340 37 15.619
1924 DET AL 4 78 0.338 38 20.008
1925 DET AL 12 102 0.378 39 17.033
1926 DET AL 4 62 0.339 40 3.646
1927 PHA AL 5 93 0.357 41 12.198
1928 PHA AL 1 40 0.323 42 3.534
Total 117 1937 0.366 569.252
  • Ty Cobb

    From Stat Geek Baseball's, the Best Ever Book.

    They say he was one of the toughest, grittiest baseball players in the history of the game, and he was certainly one of the best. Look at those career ranks, the best Batting Average ever, and the 2nd most Hits and Runs Scored. Also number 6 in Runs Batted In. A phenom from the time he was 19, this Detroit Tiger had more than one in his tank, he had a pride. And longevity was his game as well, batting 0.357 and knocking in 93 runs in 1927 at the age of 41.

    But then, by that time, he was getting used to the heights of the batting average stratosphere. When you swing it at a clip of 0.366 for your career, you should think of nothing less. Not one season between the ages of 20 and 42 when he hit less than 0.300. Three seasons over 0.400. PEVA numbers for individual seasons that peaked above 40.000 for three seasons between 1911 and 1917, including his 1911 season when he hit an astounding 0.420.

    There hasn't been a lot of chatter about Ty Cobb lately, really not since the Pete Rose chase of his hits record a generation of baseball ago. Ruth, Mays, Williams, and Aaron get more publicity in the debates about best players ever. Maybe it's because he was dissed by Joe Jackson in the movie Field of Dreams. But whatever the reason, on the merits of the debate, Ty Cobb has got to be mentioned way up in the ladder of success. Ty Cobb is the 3rd Best Batter Ever in our list of the Best of the Best.

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Notes: Photo Credits: Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb; Library of Congress. Hank Aaron; Wikipedia Commons.

HOF/HOFP - Hall of Fame player. PEVA - Player Rating for Season or Career. PEVA per Year - Average Player Rating per season. Seasons include all seasons played with no monimum.

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