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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Cobb's nine homers all inside-the-park
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

Sept. 13, 1909

Ty Cobb hits his ninth home run of the season, an inside-the-park drive in a 10-2 win over the St. Louis Browns. All nine are inside-the-park homers, making the Detroit Tigers star the only player in this century to lead a league in homers without hitting one into the stands. In his career, Cobb will hit 118 homers in 11,429 at-bats, with a career-high of 12 in 1921 and 1925.

This is the only season he will lead the American League in home runs, and he will win the Triple Crown (with a .377 batting average and 107 runs batted in). The Georgia Peach also leads the league in runs, total bases and stolen bases. No other player this century has ever led in all six categories the same season.

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