Ty Cobb’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 18, 1886

Death Date

Jul 17, 1961

Age of Death

74 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Jul 17, 1961


Baseball Player

The baseball player Ty Cobb died at the age of 74. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Legendary Detroit Tigers outfielder known as “The Georgia Peach” who had an astounding .367 lifetime batting average. He won 12 batting titles, including 9 in a row between 1907 to 1915.

He divorced twice and lost two of his three sons prematurely.



“Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It’s no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It’s a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.” (Ty Cobb)


“Baseball was one-hundred percent of my life.” (Ty Cobb)


“Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher is more afraid of him than he is of the pitcher.” (Ty Cobb)


“I have observed that baseball is not unlike a war, and when you come right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery.” (Ty Cobb)


“I may have been fierce, but never low or underhand.” (Ty Cobb)