Ty Cobb was born in 1886 in Narrows, Georgia. In 1905, Ty Cobb began playing professional baseball for the Detroit Tigers. By 1907, he was regularly playing centerfield with the Tigers. He led the American League in batting multiple years. Ty Cobb played for 21 years in the major league baseball and set 58 records. As one of baseball's most outstanding offensive players, he was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame.