The Last Remains of a Legend

Montville, Leigh
October 1992
Sports Illustrated;10/22/92, Vol. 77 Issue 17, p60
The temperature is 95�, a July day that is hot even for northern Georgia. I sit on the steps of the granite mausoleum at Rose Hill Cemetery in Royston, and my shirt is soaked, stuck to my back. Ty Cobb is interred in the wall on the left side of the mausoleum. At one point during the two months---before Cobb's diabetes landed him in the hospital-Cobb asked Teeslink to take him to Royston. I visit the Royston City Hall, which was originally built to be a Ty Cobb memorial museum--thus the words TY COBB MEMORIAL carved over the main entrance.


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