The Greatest Baseball Player of All Time

Ty Cobb was baseball’s greatest player — and the game’s fiercest competitor.

Cobb established a lifetime average of .367, with 297 triples, 4,191 hits, 12 batting titles (including nine in a row), 23 straight seasons in which he hit over .300, three .400 seasons (topped by a .420 mark in 1911), and 2,245 runs. Intimidating the opposition, The Georgia Peach also stole 892 bases during a 24-year career, primarily with the Detroit Tigers.

Below is an excerpt of Ken Burn’s Baseball featuring the life and times of the greatest baseball player of all time.