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.
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.
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.
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.