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How Ty Cobb Got His Nickname "The Georgia Peach"

From the wacky world of sports nicknames.
<p> How Ty Cobb got his nickname "The Georgia Peach"</p>
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by Alan Ross

He was the greatest player in baseball in the pre-Babe Ruth era, so dominating the game during this time that historians would refer to his 24-year major league career from 1905-28, all but the last two seasons with Detroit, as the “Cobbian game.”