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Ty Cobb was the greatest baseball player that has ever lived he also was the most influential on other baseball players Who was Ty Cobb and what was his impact throughout the 20s I propose to show his importance to baseball by giving examples of his determination to get to where he got to as a baseball player Through the lessons and morals of hard work that his father had taught Ty as a boy he was able to become a great hard-working baseball player Although his personal life may not have been good at all the way he played baseball earned himself a 24 season playing career in the American league a batting record for runs scored of 2245 runs batted in of 1937 a record of 892 stolen bases and his record of a batting average of 366 has still not been beaten His record of 96 stolen bases in one season in 1915 was not beaten until 1962Most people say Ty Cobb was a jerk which is partially true I even agree somewhat but there was a soft side to Ty I was called a radical a despot a bad loser a dirty player and worse Some of these words still hurt Cobb 280 However no one can deny his ability to play baseball He took it one step further than anyone else did at that time He showed that it was not a sport for people who were not rough or did not want to be hit or that there was any chance to be hurt somehow He saw baseball as a great game of intelligence and athleticismWhen I played baseball I didnt play for fun To me it wasnt Parcheesi played under parchesi rules Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men Its no pink tea and mollycoddles had better stay out Its a contest and everything implies a struggle for supremacy a survival of the fittest Every man in
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