Tyrus Raymond Cobb was from Narrows, Georgia, where he got the nickname “The Georgia Peach.” Cobb was controversial for his outward racism and numerous fights, both on and off the field, which included a knife stabbing. A shrewd businessman, he made a fortune buying stock in Coca-Cola and operating bottling plants. He was one of the most aggressive players in MLB history. In four different games after reaching first base, he stole second, third and home. He often slid into base feet first with spikes high. Disliked by many for his outbursts and violence, he was still respected as a player and elected into the inaugural Hall of Fame class, with an overwhelming 222 of 226 ballots cast. In 1961, his wealth of $11 million, was the equivalent of $93 million in 2014.
This Ty Cobb History Mug is part of our Athletes series.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.