Ty Cobb

Biography Project for Mrs. Hemry's 8th grade Language Arts class
Made by B.W.

Ty Cobb was born on December 18, 1886. He died on July 17, 1961

Ty's Childhood

When Ty told his father he was quitting school for baseball he didn't approve. But Ty eventually persuaded him to let him go out for the team. He always told Ty "Don't come home a failure." and that always made Ty want to be the best at everything. When Ty was around 18 his mother was home alone and her husband, Ty's father, came home early from a trip and Ty's mother thought he was an intruder. She shot an killed him.

Unique Facts

  1. Even though he was a millionaire athlete he was still very cheap
  2. He often fought with other players, umps, and fans
  3. He was the most hated man in baseball
  4. He was known to be the dirtiest player in baseball
  5. He always had to be the best at everything


  • He was named the leagues most valued player in 1911
  • He won the American League Batting crown 9 years in a row
  • In 1916, Ty was the first pro athlete to star in a film
  • He was one of the first 5 to be selected into the hall of fame.
  • When he retired he built a hospital in Georgia and started a fund for poor college students

The Theme of Ty's Life

Ty Cobb showed that if you are dedicated to something and you work hard and practice you will be the best.

Words of advice

Ty's father told him at a young age to not come home a failure

Ty's team mate said "He didn't out hit and he didn't out run them. He out thought them."

Ty says "I've got to be first- in everything."

What he taught me

Ty Cobb taught me that your actions affect your reputation. Also he taught me to work hard and do my best to become successful.

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