Sport: Cobb v. Ruth

Who was the better ballplayer—Ty Cobb or Babe Ruth? To settle that question the two Immortals themselves, Cobb, who retired in 1928, and Ruth, who retired in 1935, last week met on a golf course.

Tyrus Raymond Cobb, the fiery Georgia Peach whom the Detroit Tigers bought for $750 in 1905, was a daredevil base-runner, a shoestring-catching outfielder, a dazzling hitter. He could go from first to third on an infield out. On one afternoon, in six times at bat, he hit two singles, a double and three home runs. When he finally hung...

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