By: Erin Irish
Ty Cobb played center field for the Detroit Tigers from 1905-1926 and for the Philadelphia A’s from 1927-1928. He had a batting average of .367, 4,191 hits, 117 home runs, 1,938 runs batted in, and 892 stolen bases. He was an American League batting champion twelve times, American League RBI leader four times, American League stolen base leader six times, American League home run leader, MVP and Triple Crown winner once. His name was honored by the Tigers and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. His 54 steals of home is a record and his .367 batting average is the best of all time.