Ty Cobb in "The College Widow"

Newspaper ads such as this for performances at Nashville’s Vendome Theater (from the Nashville Banner, November 28, 1911) appeared throughout the country during Ty Cobb’s tour as an actor in The College Widow. One critic’s analysis was that Cobb was “a better ball player than any actor and a better actor than any ball player.” (COURTESY OF ROB EDELMAN)