ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) - A historic marker honoring Hall of Fame baseball player Ty Cobb has been unveiled in Anniston, where he started his baseball career.
Local officials unveiled the marker Wednesday at 10th Street and Quintard Avenue, which is near the site of a boarding house where
Cobb stayed in 1904. He became a star with the minor league team in
Anniston before eventually joining the Detroit Tigers and winning
12 batting titles.
Commissioner Rudy Abbott, a former Jacksonville State University baseball coach, gave a brief history of Cobb's career.
Probate Judge Alice Martin and a group of fourth-graders ended the event, singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."