Ty Cobb

Position
Center Fielder
Years
1905-1928
Hall Rating
319
Hall of Fame (1936 via BBWAA)
Inductee
Hall of Stats
Inductee
Hall of Merit
Inductee
Ty Cobb Photo
Peak
67%
Longevity
33%

When the Hall of Fame opened its doors to the first class in 1936, Ty Cobb was the leading vote-getter (in a class that included Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson, and every other player in history up to that point). Cobb’s percentage of 98.2% stood as a record until 1992 (when Tom Seaver received 98.8%). Admired for his skills as much as he was hated for his personality, Cobb has the highest Hall Rating of any player without positive defensive value.

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Career Statistics

Win-Value Statistics
WAR WAA adjWAR adjWAA
About the stats
151.1 101.8 156.0 102.2
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos Pit
996 52 0 0 -96 0
Season-by-Season Statistics
Year Team WAA WAR
1905 DET -0.5 0.2
1906 DET 1.0 2.5
1907 DET 4.4 6.8
1908 DET 3.8 6.1
1909 DET 7.3 9.8
1910 DET 8.1 10.5
1911 DET 8.3 10.7
1912 DET 6.8 9.2
1913 DET 5.4 7.4
1914 DET 3.8 5.6
1915 DET 6.9 9.5
1916 DET 5.6 8.0
1917 DET 8.8 11.3
1918 DET 4.7 6.6
1919 DET 3.5 5.5
1920 DET 1.6 3.3
1921 DET 4.6 6.7
1922 DET 4.4 6.7
1923 DET 3.1 5.5
1924 DET 2.9 5.4
1925 DET 4.0 5.8
1926 DET 0.7 1.7
1927 PHA (OAK) 2.2 4.4
1928 PHA (OAK) 0.4 1.9
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