On this day in 1925, the great Ty Cobb became the first player in baseball history to hit 1,000 extra base hits in a career. Cobb hit a double in the Tigers’ 8-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox to reach the milestone. “The Georgia Peach” went 2-for-5 in the game with two runs, two hits, and two RBIs out of the #4 spot in the lineup.
For the season, Cobb went .378 from the plate with an on-base-percentage of .468 and a slugging percentage of .598. Cobb, at the age of 38, drove in 102 runs to go along with 55 extra-base hits, including 12 home runs.
The Tigers would finish 81-73 on the season, good for fourth in the American League. Cobb would finish his career with a total of 1,139 extra base hits, 12 AL batting titles, and a Hall of Fame induction in 1936. Needless to say, Cobb was one of the best hitters of his generation and went down as one of the best Tigers players to ever play the game of baseball. Today marks the anniversary for yet another impressive feat for “The Georgia Peach”.
All statistics taken from baseball-reference.com