How Ty Cobb Cared For Bats

The great Ty Cobb treated his bats with tobacco juice.  That’s right, tobacco juice!  It helped keep the dampness out of the wood.  He used a real juicy brand called Nerve Navy-Cut, rubbing his bats for many hours with the hollowed out thigh of a steer.  The bone was still chained to a table in the Detroit clubhouse years after Cobb retired.

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