The Ty Cobb Museum, located in the Hall of Famer’s hometown of Royston, GA, is getting a new home.
Plans have been announced for a new development in the area that will house a new museum that will include more artifacts from his career and exhibits aimed at helping tell his story. A baseball-themed restaurant and meeting room are part of the new development.
According to Ron Cobb, a distant relative of the Hall of Famer and part of the museum’s board of directors, the move will increase the available space and they’re interested in hearing from collectors who might be willing to loan items from Cobb’s career that could be put on display.
The owners of the site on U.S. Highway 29 in Royston have been meeting with representatives from Community Services Group, Inc., which owns and operates the museum. Their goal is to plan development of the site and work with an architect to create the complex. The owners will donate the part of the property where the museum will be located while owning and operating the restaurant and meeting space.
A construction date should be announced sometime in the coming months.
Among the items on display inside the current museum, located inside the Joe A. Adams Professional Building, include a 1947 uniform worn by Cobb in the Detroit Tigers Old-Timers Game, a pair of game-used shoes, an early glove, his 1907 American League batting title award, a 1921 loving cup given Cobb when he became manager of the Tigers, a gold lifetime game pass given to Cobb by MLB in 1935 and a 1941 trophy given to him for beating Babe Ruth in a charity golf tournament.