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Ty Cobb: New York Yankees’ Phil Rizzuto Second Greatest Shortstop of All Time?

Cobb was a player-manager for the Detroit Tigers from 1921-1926. The most games the Tigers won in a season under Cobb was 86 in 1924, when teams played 154 games.

The highest Cobb's team finished was second in 1923, but the problem was they finished 16 games behind the New York Yankees.

Cobb is ranked among the greatest players of all time. He was among the first five players elected to the Hall of Fame, receiving more votes (222 out of 226) than Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson,

But in a pair of articles that appeared in Life Magazine in 1952, titled "They Don't Play Baseball Anymore," Cobb expressed some controversial opinions that raised many eyebrows.

The Hall of Famer said that the only modern players ...

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