This day in baseball

Having led the American League in batting average (.377), home runs (9), and RBIs (107) during the 1909 season, Ty Cobb became the first player in Major League Baseball history to win the Triple Crown without hitting a ball over the fence.  Astonishingly, all of Cobb’s homers for the year were inside-the-park home runs.

Ty Cobb (Sports Illustrated)

2 thoughts on “This day in baseball

  1. One should note that, if you were a catcher, you probably didn’t want to block the plate if Cobb was coming around third full steam.

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