By Timothy T. Turner
There he was, the greatest baseball player of all time – Ty Cobb – and he was playing baseball in Barnesville. On March 27, 1913, Ty Cobb and his team played Gordon at Summers Field and defeated them 10-2. Twentythree years before he was inducted into the Hall of Fame, the “Georgia Peach” came to our town and did what he loved to do best – play ball.
Tyrus Raymond Cobb was born Dec. 18, 1886 in Narrows, Banks County, Ga. He was the eldest of three children born to William Herschel Cobb and Amanda Chitwood.
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