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As spring training opens again for the 2011 major league baseball season, we might well reflect on how the players have changed in the last 100 years. We all know about the great Babe Ruth, but how much do we know about Ty Cobb who played 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers from 1905, starting with a salary of $1,500 per year, until 2017, then one more season with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1928.

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