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This Day in Baseball: Ty Cobb Collects 16 Total Bases

By Precious Sanders @pdsanders99

In a game against the St. Louis Browns on May 5, 1925, Detroit Tigers outfielder Ty Cobb established an American League record with 16 total bases. Cobb collected three homers, two singles, and a double to help the Tigers defeat the Browns, 14-8. The record would stand until 2012, when Rangers’ outfielder Josh Hamilton collected 18 total bases.

This day in baseball: Ty Cobb collects 16 total basesTy Cobb (public domain/Wikimedia Commons)

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