Cobb is considered one of the greatest baseball players in history. He was born in Royston, Georgia, and in 1936 was the first player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. He is credited with setting 90 baseball records in his career, including his batting average of .367, which is still the best in history.
Not only is Cobb famous for his baseball records, but he also was a close friend of William H. Taft and Dwight D. Eisenhower, former United States presidents. Cobb also created the Hollywood movie, "Somewhere in Georgia," according to Coleman.
As baseball's first millionaire, Cobb created and funded the Cobb Educational Foundation and the Cobb Memorial Hospital and Healthcare System in Royston, Coleman said in a press release.
In his routine, Coleman spins anecdotes about Cobb's career and players he knew, and provides a history about baseball in America.
Coleman has performed shows about Cobb for the past 12 years across the United States and Canada — he has even performed for Cobb's former team, the Detroit Tigers, in Lakeland, Florida.
Coleman provides the viewer with the necessary background information, so anyone can understand and enjoy it, he promises. He also encourages families to bring their Little Leaguers to learn about Cobb's incredible baseball career from an expert.
"One does not need to be a baseball fan to appreciate the show," Coleman says.
Admission to the show is free. The Menlo Park City Council Chambers is at 701 Laurel St.
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