From Cobb to Cubs:

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Ty Cobb

The Fury in His Feet

His nickname was the Georgia Peach, but he was anything but that. Instead, Ty Cobb played for a quarter of a century with a spikes-up intensity that barely knew any boundaries.


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Lou Gehrig

2,130 Games, Capped by 13 Words

He had a powerful bat and a legendary streak. But it was the start of Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech — “Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.’’ — that still resonates.


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Jackie Robinson

Black, White and Dodger Blue

It was in Brooklyn, in 1947, that a determined and disciplined Jackie Robinson crashed through baseball’s color barrier. And he then proceeded to steal second, third and sometimes home.


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Bill Mazeroski

Move Over, Thomson

Nine years after Bobby Thomson’s famous 1951 blast, Mazeroski won Game 7 of the 1960 World Series with another shot heard ’round the world — and especially in Pittsburgh and the Bronx.


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