Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
-.-nMjev. t m M f''i t 'h
TY COBB'S GALL TAMES THE TIGERS
Georgia Peach Thinks He's a
Nine-Pointed Star, Wants to
Play AU Positions, and Puts
Tlincrl firAwr TTr in fh
y Air- fnr 17a tr
-Ty Cobb is so stuck on himself
,-that he -thinks he can play any
(position on the Detroit ball club.
,2 He wants to jlay , away from
the outfield so he can "show up"
his teammates. And the trou
ble is he is so good he can get
.away with it. . The result is the
Vest of the Tigers are sore and
the team is like a boiling teaket-
0ile with the spout plugged.
This 'season Cobb has been
making a habit, in practice, of
,,playing at first or pitching.. At
first he "shows up'" Del Gainor,
the -regular first sacker, with
ease. In the box he throws a spit
ball that breaks like a reed in a
Sic Temper Tyranus Cobb is
the best ball player in the world,
He getsjraWU yearf arid, he's
worth it from one angle because
he draws a fortune in through the
ball park gates every season. But
he's busting up the Tiger team
just the same. Detroit, thrice
champion, doesn't look a winner
now and theTeason is Ty Cobb.
Cobb shows vhy he gets $7,000.
One day he slides into third and
kicks the ball, which the baseman
ha"s dropped, into the Detroit
bench and .scores the winning
run. Next day he steals home
while the pitcher holds the ball.
Umpire Evans, watching the
steal from the grand stand, said
it was one of the most "brilliantly
conceived and executed plays he
Despite these things, Cobb is a
menace to the team's chances be
cause his exaggerated ego gets on
the nerves of the other players.
Cobb played second on the
spring trip and showed he coujd
become valuable with practice.
Also he possesses a good spit-ball .
and won a game for an independ
ent team in the south, this spring.
There are fans who say Cobb
wants to beat Del Gainpr out of
his job, for at every opportunity
he works out at first, making one
handed stabs, or scooping the
ball a la Hal Chase. With his
speed and agility Cobb Jmight he
a star at first, just as he. might
become another Lajoie at second,
or a Walsh on the mound.
In Ty's mind there is no ques
tion that he would be ponder
in any position, it is not mere
tmiimn r,iiiitofimjftlfeira &a&.