February 09, 2015
We just got this new framed print in the store! This print shows Ty Cobb standing on deck at Shibe Park, and is in full color! The print comes framed and matted, with his name and the team's name at the bottom.
Cobb was, and still is, among the greatest to ever take the diamond. Known for his unconventional style and fiery attitude, Cobb would join the Athletics after an abbreviated retirement due to gambling allegations that he was quickly cleared of. Playing with a group of young, promising players, Cobb would bat over .300 in each of his two seasons in North Philly, capping an unbelievable streak of 23 straight seasons above the .300 mark, a record that will likely never be broken. Cobb also still owns the record for career batting average at .366. On July 18th, 1927, Cobb would become the first member of the 4,000 hit club, while playing against his former team, the Detroit Tigers.
Cobb would retire at the end of the 1928 season, while the A's would go on to win the championship in 1929 and 1930. Though he missed his chance at a title that proved elusive, Cobb ended a career filled with incredible moments right in Philadelphia.
Stop by the shop at 13th & Walnut Streets in Center City Philadelphia to take a peek at this treasured item.
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