"I could never stand losing. Second place didn't interest me. I had a fire in my
"I recall when Cobb played a series with each leg a mass of raw flesh.
He had a temperature of 103, and the doctors ordered him to bed for several days, but he got three hits, stole three bases, and won the game." ...Grantland Rice
- Best hitter of his era, if not of all time.
- Has a career batting average of .366.
- Won 12 batting titles, including 9 in a row from 1907 through 1915.
- Third all time in stolen bases with 892.
- First in runs scored with 2245.
- Second in career hits with 4191.
- Led the American League in slugging eight times.
- Scored 100 runs 11 times in his career.
- Drove in over 100 runs 7 times in his career.
- Led the American League in runs 5 times.
- Led the American League in hits 8 times.
- Played for 24 years; 22 years with Detroit, 2 with Philadelphia.
- Youngest AL player to reach 1,000 hit level (24 years old);
- Batted under .320 only once in his career.
- Batted over .400 3 times.
- One of the first five players elected to the Hall of Fame in 1936. Received 98.23 of the vote (222 out of 226)