This day in baseball: Cobb’s first plate appearance

On August 30, 1905, an 18-year-old Ty Cobb came up in his first Major League at-bat against Jack Chesbro of the Highlanders.  Cobb doubled in the first inning of a 5-3 victory for the Detroit Tigers at Bennett Park.  Cobb went on to collect 4,189 hits over his 24-year career.

Ty Cobb, 1916 (public domain / Wikimedia Commons)

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