Listen To a Rare Ty Cobb Radio Interview

Ty Cobb shaped and defined Detroit baseball more than any other player. The Georgia Peach’s aggressive, gritty style of play is the foundation upon which the Detroit Tigers franchise is built.

While there is ample video footage of Cobb during his playing days, very little audio exists. That’s because video cameras didn’t capture sound in those days.

This clip provides audio from a radio interview that Ty Cobb gave on the Coca-Cola Top Notchers program in 1930. The interview is conducted by famous sportswriter Grantland Rice.

I can tell that the interview was scripted because I’ve heard other, more candid talks by Cobb. In any event, it’s still amazingly cool to hear Cobb’s voice — and to hear him share insights from his remarkable career.

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About Steve Thomas

Steve Thomas is the original founder and owner of Detroit Athletic Co. He enjoys free-lance writing as well and his articles have appeared in The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press, Crain's Detroit Business and The Wall Street Journal.