The above video is from a 1930 interview of Detroit Tiger Ty Cobb with Grantland Rice. You can see some photos along with the extended interview right here.
Michigan History Magazine notes that on February 2, 1936, Ty Cobb became one of the first players selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown:
According to many observers, Ty Cobb may have been baseball’s greatest player. His batting accomplishments are legendaryâ€”a lifetime average of .367, 297 triples, 4,191 hits, 12 batting titles (including nine in a row), 23 straight seasons in which he hit over .300, three .400 seasons (topped by a .420 mark in 1911), and 2,245 runs. Nicknamed “The Georgia Peach,” Cobb stole 892 bases during a 24-year career, primarily with the Detroit Tigers.
Much more about one of the greatest players ever to play the game (and probably one of the meanest) at Remembering Detroit Tiger Legend Ty Cobb from Absolute Michigan.