Ty Cobb, who grew up near Royston in northeast Georgia, has been called the best baseball player who ever lived. But his legacy is tainted by violence. His grandson has written a book about Cobb called Heart Of A Tiger.
The Atlanta Braves get at least one more home game this year, entering the National League wildcard playoff Friday night behind a hot pitching rotation and a strong bullpen. The Braves face the St. Louis Cardinals in a win-or-go-home game at Turner Field.
The Atlanta Braves won for a major league record 23rd straight time in games started by Kris Medlen, beating the New York Mets 6-2 on Sunday in the regular-season home finale for Chipper Jones. Going back to 1921, only two other teams won 22 straight starts by a pitcher.
A film crew is in Macon shooting scenes for a new Jackie Robinson biopic. The film stars Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni and Chadwick Boseman. This is Macon's second baseball-themed movie since March.
Only two state baseball championship series were played today as two others were postponed due to Tropical Storm Bertyl. Columbus swept Ringgold to win the Class AAA championship while Loganville dominated Greenbrier to capture the Class AAAA title.