Calhoun County, Alabama
Baker boarding house

 

Tyrus Raymond Cobb Memorial
Dedication Ceremony
April 29, 2009

Images from the Ceremony are located at the bottom of the page.

Ty Cobb Memorial

The Tyrus Raymond Cobb Memorial plaque was unveiled today on the corner of 10th Street and Quintard Avenue. This memorial is located at the site of the old Baker boarding house where Ty Cobb resided while playing baseball for the Anniston minor league baseball team "The Anniston Steelers" in 1904. The Baker boarding house was located at 1010 Quintard Ave, current site of the Wachovia Bank.

The Calhoun County Commission, The City of Anniston
and the
Tyrus Raymond Cobb Program & Ceremony Committee
would like to thank the following:


Ty Cobb Family
Janet Reese, Baker Family Descendant
Stewert Family
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
Wachovia Bank
Westinghouse - Anniston
Students from the 4th Grade Gifted and Enrichment Program, Anniston City Schools


The inscription on the memorial reads:

In 1904, 18 year old Tyrus Raymond Cobb lived in a boarding house on this site
while playing minor league baseball for the Anniston Steelers. From nearby
Scarbrough Drug Store on Noble Street he wrote letters, using fictitious names,
to sports writer Grantland Rice, describing what a great baseball player Cobb was
in Anniston. These letters resulted in a scout from the Detroit Tiger organization
coming to Anniston and discovering Ty Cobb, who became the greatest baseball
player of all time.

 

 

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