Tyrus Raymond Cobb

Tyrus Raymond Cobb (HM20GF)

Location: Anniston, AL 36201 Calhoun County
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N 33° 39.432', W 85° 49.622'

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1n 1904, 18 year old Tyrus Raymond Cobb lived in a boarding house on this site while playing minor league baseball for the Anniston Steelers. From nearby Scarbrough Drug Store on Noble Street he wrote letters, using fictitious names, to sports writer Grantland Rice, describing what a great baseball player Cobb was in Anniston. These letters resulted in a scout from the Detroit Tiger organization coming to Anniston and discovering Ty Cobb, who became the greatest baseball player of all time.
HM NumberHM20GF
Year Placed2009
Placed ByThe Calhoun County Commission & the City of Anniston
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 608757 N 3724765
Decimal Degrees33.65720000, -85.82703333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 39.432', W 85° 49.622'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 39' 25.92" N, 85° 49' 37.32" W
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Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 157-199 E 10th St, Anniston AL 36201, US
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