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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Cobb gets 4,000th hit against former mates
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

July 18, 1927

Having played his first 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, it is only appropriate that Ty Cobb, now playing his first year with the Philadelphia Athletics, gets his 4,000th hit at Detroit's Navin Field.

Cobb, who holds more records than any player, reaches his latest milestone with a double off former teammate Sam Gibson in the first inning of a 5-3 loss to the Tigers. The Georgia Peach will retire after the 1928 season with 4,191 hits, a record that will stand until Pete Rose breaks it in 1985.

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