On This Day

July 17, 1961 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestTy Cobb

Ty Cobb, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (AL MVP 1911; Triple Crown 1909; 12 × AL batting champion; Detroit Tigers) and manager (Detroit Tigers 1921-26), dies of cancer at 74

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

1961 in Sport