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Cobb gets 4,000th hit against former mates

Updated: July 12, 2002, 1:13 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

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 ...

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