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Ty Cobb

Test your baseball knowledge of Ty Cobb.  Get up to bat in this FUN Baseball Trivia quiz. 
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) On August 8, 1905, Ty's father, William, is shot to death.Trivia powered by ABE 
Who killed him?

  1. Next door neighbor

  2. Cousin

  3. Wife, Amanda

2) On August 30, 1905, in his first major league at-bat, Cobb doubles off the New York Highlanders's Jack Chesbro. 
What team does Cobb play for his rookie year?

  1. Chicago White Stockings

  2. Detroit Tigers

  3. Washington Senators

3) In September 1907, Cobb begins a relationship with a business that would last the remainder of his life.
What is the business?

  1. Jack Daniels Bourbon

  2. Miller Beer

  3. The Coca-Cola Company

4) Going into the final days of the 1910 season, Cobb has a 4/10s of a percent lead on Nap Lajoie for the American League batting title.  The prize for the winner of the title is a Chalmers Automobile.  Cobb sits out the final games to preserve his average.  Nap Lajoie hits safely eight times in his teams' doubleheader.  However, six of those hits are bunt singles, and later comes under scrutiny.  Regardless, Cobb is credited with a higher batting average.  As a result of the incident, Ban Johnson is forced to arbitrate the situation.  He declares Cobb the rightful owner of the title. However, the Chalmers company elects to award a car to both of the players.

  • True or False?

5) In 1915, Cobb sets the single-season record for stolen bases, with 96. This record stands until broke it in 1962. 
Who brakes the record in 1962?

  1. Maury Wills

  2. Willie Mays

  3. Rich Allen

6) On August 19, 1921, in the second game of a double header against Elmer Myers of the Boston Red Sox, Cobb collects his 3,000th hit.  At age 34 at the time, Cobb is the youngest ballplayer to reach the milestone, and in the fewest at-bats (8,093).

  • True or False?

7) A personal achievement comes in February, 1936, when the first Hall of Fame election results are announced.  Cobb has been named on 222 of 226 ballots, outdistancing Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson, the only others to earn the necessary 75% of votes to be elected in that first year. 
Who brakes his 98.2 percentage record in 1992?

  1. Hank Aaron

  2. Tom Seaver

  3. Willie Mays

8) In August 1908, who does he marry?

  1. Charlotte "Charlie" Marion Lombard

  2. Frances Fairburn Cass

  3. Mildred Ann Hill

9) In December, 1959, Cobb is diagnosed with prostate cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and Bright's disease, a degenerative kidney disorder.  He dies on July 17, 1961, at Emory University Hospital.

  • True or False?

10) Where is Ty Cobb buried?

  1. Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston, Georgia

  2. Evergreen Cemetery, Tuskegee, Alabama

  3. Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia,

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Ty Cobb [Answers]

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