Ty Cobb stole a career 892 bases over 24 big league seasons. He stole a season record of 96 bases in 1915 the same year he scored a league high 144 runs all off 208 base hits. He also held the most seasons leading in stolen bases with 6 seasons.
Tyrus Raymond Cobb was a charter member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and the first inducted in 1936. His lifetime batting average of .367 was still the record 7 decades later. He hit .323 his last year when he was 41. Ty Cobb was born in Banks County and lived in Augusta, Cornelia and Lake Tahoe, California but always called Royston home and helped establish the hospital here.
Ty Cobb accepted the position as manager of the Detroit Tigers on December 18, 1920. It was Cobb's 34th birthday, but it was team owner Frank J. Navin who emerged from the meeting with the biggest gift - a replacement for the resigning Hugh Jennings. Cobb won 479 wins and 444 loses - a .519 winning percentage as manager.