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COBB GAME'S GREATEST, SAYS CY YOUNG
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Ty Cobb, is the1 -greatest of
them all. , ;
In my baseball experience,
-covering almost""a quarter of a
century, I haven&ver seen an all-
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Cy Young onHis Farm.
around player the equal of the
There may.be dther players al
most if not quite so fast as Cobb ;
Lajoie has it on the "Georgia
Peach" for straightaway hitting;
other outfielders i may ' throw a
trifle better, but for work, day in
and day out, Cobb hasn't an
At bat he hasn't a weakness.
It has been my experience that
you can fool him," possibly, one
day, on a certain kind of ball, and
th,e next time you face him he will
whale the cover off. the ball.
On the bases he is wonderful.
He uses both his head and feet,
and I sometimes wonder if the
former isn't more responsible for
his success than the latter.
Cobb can size, up a baseball
situation like a flash, and the way
he divines plays is, uncanny. On
the paths he doesn't know the
meaning of the word fear, and
this lack of timidity "helps him.
In the field, too, he is a won
der. He uses splendid judgment
in playing for batters, and his
marvelous speed enables him to
retire batters qn balls that others
would play safe.
Able to hit, to field, to throw,
to run bases and to do each in
phenomenal fashion, coupled with
his nerve and confidence, Cobb is
the greatest player that ever
wore a spiked shoe.
At a .Sunday school picnic the
preacher said to the boys:
"Now, boys, I will give a penny
to the first lad who can ask me a
question which I cannot answer."
, Several" tried, but the preacher
had the answers. Then little John
ny asked him: "If you stood up
to your neck in soft mud and I
threw a stone at your head would