Ty Cobb Museum
461 Cook Street • Royston, GA 30662
The mission of the Ty Cobb Museum is to educate the public on one of the greatest baseball hitters of all time, Tyrus Raymond Cobb. The museum fosters understanding of both Ty Cobb and the game of baseball by providing historical archives of art, memorabilia, film, video and books. One of the rare artifacts displayed is Cobb’s 1907 American League batting champion medal. You will also learn fun facts about Cobb and his career, like the fact that fans in Detroit gave Cobb a diamond-studded watch for becoming the first player in the league to reach one hundred hits. Did you also know that Cobb became the first pro athlete to appear in a movie when he starred in Somewhere in Georgia in 1917.
The Cobb Theater features stadium-style seating framed by a scrawling mural backdrop. A stirring video narrated by Georgia broadcasting legend Larry Munson, shows interviews with Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones, and ESPN baseball analyst Peter Gammons, along with rare footage and still photographs. The museum also houses the Franklin County Sports Hall of Fame. Charter inductees are Ty Cobb, 1943 American League MVP Spud Chandler, Pro Bowl lineman Tony Jones, and All-American quarterback Dee Dowis.