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May 31, 1991
Pete Rose is going to play Ty Cobb in a made-for-TV movie titled "The Babe Ruth Story.""It's something that just came in out of the blue," said Cal Levy, the partner at Hamilton Projects in Cincinnati who handles Rose. "It's not a huge role or anything, so they must have figured they didn't need a name actor to play the part."And you have to admit," he added, "it is a nice twist on things."Rose broke Cobb's career-hit record when he got No. 4,192 in September 1985.Rose, who has been banned from baseball after being accused of betting on games, could not be reached for comment about the movie.
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Dignity Players' current production of John Buchan's "The 39 Steps," directed by Jim Reiter and starring Ty Cobb, Rebecca Ellis, Duncan Hood and Eric Lund, is a worthy tribute to famed suspense director Alfred Hitchcock. The show, playing in Annapolis through May 17, is a stage phenomenon, providing savvy theatergoers an unforgettable evening. The production is a testament to the skills of Reiter, who has assembled a cast of the most gifted comic actors in the Annapolis region. Rarely do audiences witness such skilled improvisational performances from an ensemble.
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October 3, 1993
State police are searching for a 23-year-old Baltimore man who allegedly stole a "Ty Cobb" Georgia Peach Limited Edition Collectors Series knife valued at more than $1,000 on July 11 and pawned it the next day in Eldersburg.Alfred Ray Ward, of the 5000 block of E. Preston St., was charged in an arrest warrant with three counts of burglary and one count of theft.The knife, a two-bladed instrument with a gold emblem, was stolen from the trailer home of James Earl Cox, who lives at the Rambling Ridge Campground in the 800 block of Hoods Mill Road in Woodbine.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2013
Manny Machado before 21 •He has 118 hits, second in the major leagues behind the Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, who has 120. •His 38 doubles have him on pace for 71, which would break Earl Webb's single-season MLB record of 67, set in 1931 for the Boston Red Sox. •His 34 multi-hit games tie him for the major league lead with the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout and the St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter. •His .316 batting average is tied seventh in the American League.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | May 7, 2003
The only thing worse than starting a season 4-25 is getting swept by a team that starts a season 4-25, and after another loss to the Detroit Tigers, the Orioles are staring that possibility right in the face. Dmitri Young had two home runs, two triples, a single and five RBIs last night, as the Tigers overcame another eighth-inning comeback by the Orioles and pulled out a 7-6 victory before 22,906 at Camden Yards. Young would have hit for the cycle had he not decided to stretch a double into a triple, when he delivered the game-winning hit in the ninth inning.
NEWS
September 10, 1996
On All-Time listsGAMES1. Pete Rose, 3,5622. Cal Yastrzemski, 3,3083. Hank Aaron, 3,2984. Ty Cobb, 3,0355. Stan Musial, 3,0266. Willie Mays, 2,9927. Dave Winfiled, 2,9738. Rusty Staub, 2,9529. Eddie Murray, 2,951AT-BATS1. Pete Rose, 14,0532. Hank Aaron, 12,3643. Carl Yastrzemski, 11,9884. Ty Cobb, 11,4345. Eddie Murray, 11,103HITS1. Pete Rose, 4,2562. Ty Cobb, 4,1893. Hank Aaron, 3,7714. Stan Musial, 3,6305. Tris Speaker, 3,5146. Carl Yastrzemski, 3,4197. Honus Wagner, 3,4158. Eddie Collins, 3,3129.
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By LAURENCE A. ELDER | January 27, 1995
Los Angeles -- Ty Cobb -- best baseball player ever?Tommy Lee Jones stars in ''Cobb,'' a movie based on the life of tTCbaseball player Ty Cobb, who played from 1905 to 1928. In a review of the book on which the movie is based, it was said that ''Cobb also became, arguably, the greatest baseball player who ever lived.''Oh yeah? Says who? In ''Baseball,'' the Ken Burns documentary, all-stars from the Negro leagues played all-stars from the major leagues and beat them more often than not. So, place a huge asterisk next to Ty Cobb's name.
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May 4, 1991
"I am the greatest of all time," said Oakland's Rickey Henderson after stealing third base the other night. It ain't bragging if you can back it up, and here's what the statistics say: Most stolen bases in a lifetime -- Rickey Henderson 939, Lou Brock 938, Ty Cobb 892.Mr. Henderson, a marvelous player, certainly overshadows all modern base-stealers, but with respect to the alacritous Athletic, here's one vote for Ty Cobb as still the greatest of all time. He played in a less record-happy era, 1905-1928.
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June 29, 1995
Jesse Orosco, Orioles relieverThe five toughest hitters:1. Chili Davis. "He's just absolutely destroyed me. Doubles, singles, homers, whatever it takes."2. Danny Tartabull. "He's hit me very hard. He's the only guy I've allowed three homers to in my career."3. Harold Reynolds. "He's got like eight or nine hits against me in 10 at-bats. He wouldn't try to drive the ball off me. He'd hit it wherever the pitch would be."4. Andre Dawson. "He's always been so aggressive. You can throw him a good pitch, down and in, and he's such a good hitter where he's still going to be able to drive the pitch somewhere."
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September 11, 1990
1912 -- Eddie Collins stole six bases for the Philadelphia Athletics, as they defeated the Detroit Tigers, 9-7. Collins stole six more in a game on Sept. 22.1918 -- The Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago Cubs, 2-1, behind the three-hit pitching of Carl Mays and won the World Series in six games.1956 -- Frank Robinson of the Cincinnati Reds tied a rookie record for home runs in a season with his 38th of the year. The blow came off New York Giants pitcher Steve Ridzik and the Reds went on to an 11-5 victory.
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By Allen Barra and Allen Barra,Special to The Sun | April 6, 2008
Baseball touches more literary bases - fiction, folklore, oral history, statistics - than any other sport. Here's a scorecard on the best new titles of 2008. You Can Observe a Lot by Watching By Yogi Berra with Dave Kaplan John Wiley & Sons / 240 pages /$25 You can observe a lot by reading Yogi. No baseball legend is so good at making you feel baseball from the inside - its competitiveness, its heartbreak, its humor. Dave Kaplan, a former reporter with the New York Daily News, captures Yogi in full conversational stride: "Casey [Stengel]
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By DAVID STEELE | November 13, 2005
On the day Terrell Owens officially talked his way off the Philadelphia Eagles last week, it was written (in our sister paper, Newsday, among other places) and said (by ESPN's Sean Salisbury, for what that's worth) that Owens was the most selfish player in the history of sports. Oh, please. As a fully vested member of the MTV, short-attention-span generation, this even embarrasses me. Let's all sit down, take a deep breath, sip some chai and try to cast our memories beyond Monday afternoon.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | May 7, 2003
If Dmitri Young had been a little lazier, or perhaps a little greedier, he could have accomplished something almost as rare as a no-hitter last night in the Detroit Tigers' 7-6 victory over the Orioles at Camden Yards. Of course, when your team has won five times in its first 30 games, that's not exactly the time to think of yourself first. Young had five hits in the game, including the game-winning triple off Orioles reliever Buddy Groom in the ninth inning. Young finished with two home runs, two triples, a single and five RBIs.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | August 12, 2001
If the Philadelphia Phillies want third baseman Scott Rolen to stay with the club beyond this season, they have an interesting way of showing it. Club executive Dallas Green recently became the second Phillies management official this season to publicly criticize Rolen for his disappointing offensive performance. "Scotty is satisfied with being a so-so player," Green said during a radio interview. "He's not a great player. In his mind, he probably thinks he's doing OK, but the fans in Philadelphia know otherwise.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | April 3, 2001
A lineup featuring everyone from Stanley Kubrick to Ty Cobb to some animated critters deemed unworthy of TV's Family Learning Channel will greet visitors to this year's third annual Maryland Film Festival. A four-day celebration of all things cinematic, this year's festival kicks off the evening of May 3 with an opening-night gala at the Senator Theatre, followed by a party at the Evergreen House on Charles Street. Some details of the festival will be announced at a news conference scheduled for this morning at the five-screen Charles Theatre, which will again serve as host for practically all of the films.
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September 13, 2000
Quote: "It's nice to have him on our side. Sure, he's got some holes, but if you make a mistake against him, it's not a single. He can light it up for a while if he gets going." - Yankees manager Joe Torre on Jose Canseco, who went 3-for-3 and hit his 446th career homer as New York routed Toronto, 10-2. It's a fact: Magglio Ordonez's two homers last night allowed the White Sox to tie the club record of 198 set in 1998. Who's hot: The Martinez brothers - Ramon and Pedro - are a combined 26-11 this season for the Red Sox. The rest of Boston's starters are 27-36.
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By Allen Barra and Allen Barra,Newsday | December 13, 1994
In 1959, Al Stump, a West Coast sportswriter, got a surprise phone call that was to change his life.Would he, the caller wanted to know, be interested in working on the autobiography of Tyrus Raymond Cobb, the first player voted into baseball's Hall of Fame and holder of more records than anyone in baseball history? Mr. Stump was intrigued but wary; Cobb (who was, indeed, the caller) had a reputation for being difficult, and working on his life story wasn't likely to be a stroll through spring training.
SPORTS
September 13, 2000
Quote: "It's nice to have him on our side. Sure, he's got some holes, but if you make a mistake against him, it's not a single. He can light it up for a while if he gets going." - Yankees manager Joe Torre on Jose Canseco, who went 3-for-3 and hit his 446th career homer as New York routed Toronto, 10-2. It's a fact: Magglio Ordonez's two homers last night allowed the White Sox to tie the club record of 198 set in 1998. Who's hot: The Martinez brothers - Ramon and Pedro - are a combined 26-11 this season for the Red Sox. The rest of Boston's starters are 27-36.
NEWS
September 10, 1996
On All-Time listsGAMES1. Pete Rose, 3,5622. Cal Yastrzemski, 3,3083. Hank Aaron, 3,2984. Ty Cobb, 3,0355. Stan Musial, 3,0266. Willie Mays, 2,9927. Dave Winfiled, 2,9738. Rusty Staub, 2,9529. Eddie Murray, 2,951AT-BATS1. Pete Rose, 14,0532. Hank Aaron, 12,3643. Carl Yastrzemski, 11,9884. Ty Cobb, 11,4345. Eddie Murray, 11,103HITS1. Pete Rose, 4,2562. Ty Cobb, 4,1893. Hank Aaron, 3,7714. Stan Musial, 3,6305. Tris Speaker, 3,5146. Carl Yastrzemski, 3,4197. Honus Wagner, 3,4158. Eddie Collins, 3,3129.
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