Official Site for

TY COBB MUSEUM Royston, Georgia


Royston, Georgia


       The beginning of the Ty Cobb Museum first dates back to February 14, 1961 just months prior to Mr. Cobb’s death where he gave permission to establish a memorial shrine in his honor. For demographic reasons the memorial closed in 1977 and the building is now home to the Royston Public Library.

       The second or current Ty Cobb Museum was borne out of the negative publicity and legacy destruction that Mr. Cobb got with the release of the Warner Bros. film, “COBB,” featuring the award-winning actor, Tommy Lee Jones, written and directed by Ron Shelton. The release date for the film in the United States was December 2, 1995.
The Ty Cobb Museum was professionally designed by Atlanta architect firm, Stough & Williams, Inc. 

On July 17, 1998, the Ty Cobb Museum opened their doors to the public and today has enjoyed over 54,000 visitors and has raised over $1,000,000 in non-profit revenue re-invested  back into the exhibits and professional services offered by the Museum.
Come visit the Ty Cobb Museum and relive baseball history and see the other side of Ty Cobb. 
       The movie widened the negative scope of Cobb’s reputation as a mean, drunk, delusional, racist who couldn’t even win sympathy from his own family members in his dying years.

       The film portrayed the overly aggressive and heartless Cobb as the most hated man in the game and who managed to have everyone connected with the game baseball to detest the unwanted player. The film was based off of the second book written by Al Stump titled “Ty Cobb: The Life and Times of the Meanest Man Who Ever Played Baseball” released initially on October 1st, 1994.

       The first book came out shortly after Cobb’s death in the summer of 1961. Both books set the stage for the movie to be the fatal blow to the destruction of Ty Cobb’s legacy.
       Very shortly after the release of the movie, the board of trustees for the Ty Cobb Healthcare System, Inc., now known as Community Services Group, Inc., set in motion a plan to build a modern Museum to “show the other side of Cobb” because of the negative publicity generated from the film. They chose the site for the Museum inside their corporate offices located at the Joe A. Adams Building, 461 Cook Street Royston, Georgia 30662. The opening date was set for July 17th, 1998, the 37th anniversary of Mr. Cobb’s death.

       To this day, the Ty Cobb Museum has hosted over 53,000 baseball fans and has generated over $1,000,000 dollars in non-profit revenue all directed toward the improvement of the education and apprehension of the true and accurate historical facts surrounding his record inside Major League Baseball and his philanthropic contributions to humanity outside the sport itself. All in an effort to restore Mr. Cobb’s reputation to its original state.