Ty Cobb & Tobacco Juice

There is nothing very humorous about this one, but I found it interesting.

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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