Ty Cobb. Cleats up, baby. Cleats way up. Born 126 years ago today.. he was, by most accounts, a jerk and a racist. He was also a damn good baseball player. His .367 lifetime average is the highest to date in MLB history. My favorite photo of him:
sumpin-like-a-pimp… no? that sweater. that car. that smirk. quite a package.
Still one of my favorite movie quotes of all time: “Ty Cobb wanted to play, but none of us could stand the son-of-a-bitch when we were alive, so we told him to stick it!”
Happy Birthday, Ty Cobb… ya big ole a-hole.