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.
The legendary Ty Cobb.