This Date in Baseball History – August 19

Ty Cobb

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.

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The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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