On August 19, 1921, the surliest peach Georgia ever produced reached a major milestone: Ty Cobb got his 3,000th hit.
Cobb was, at the time, just the fourth player to reach the milestone. Cap Anson was the first in 1897, while Honus Wagner and Ned Lajoie reached the mark in June and September of 1914, respectively. Cobb ultimately finished his career with 4, 191 hits, and only two-dozen players have reached the 3,000 hit plateau in the 93 years since Cobb reached the mark, and only one player has passed Cobb: Pete Rose, who broke Cobb’s record on September 11th, 1985.
Mick Gillispie told the story of Cobb’s big day – and how he came to manage the Tigers that season – during the sixth inning of Tennessee’s game with the Montgomery Biscuits on Tuesday.