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But Casey was not the only batsman whose name worked itself into the week's headlines. It was generally advertised throughout the civilized world that Tyrus R. Cobb, manager and centre-fielder of the Detroit American League team, by virtue of his past season's work, has batted .300 or better for 18 consecutive years, and is therefore undisputed possessor of the " all time batting honors."

Hans Wagner, former Pittsburgh shortstop, was a .300 hitter for 17 seasons. The late " Pop " Anson of Chicago batted above .300 during 20 campaigns, but not consecutively.


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