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Here are the outstanding careers of the four great competitors whose careers spanned almost the entire history of the game. TY COBB: The game's most fiery competitor compiled a .367 1ifetime batting average and a dozen hitting titles during his long career (1905-1928). Ty would do anything to win, once claiming that, "The great American game should be an unrelenting war of nerve." BABE RUTH: He didn't play it the same way as Cobb. The Sultan of Swat did it by hitting a baseball further than anyone before him. He was a wild, flamboyant personality who created legends wherever he went. Some say he single-handedly saved the game after the Black Sox Scandal of 1919 and was baseball's most colorful figure throughout the Golden Age of the 1920's and into the 1930's. JOE DIMAGGIO: While the Babe helped create the first-rate Yankee teams, Joe DiMaggio was the man who continued the tradition in the late 1930's and throughout the '40's. The Yankee Clipper brought into the game a grace and dignity that it had rarely seen before. JACKIE ROBINSON: Had he not been a ballplayer of consummate skills, Jackie Robinson would still have made baseball history. He was the first Black ballplayer in the major leagues, breaking in with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. He was 28 years old then, but still played top-flight baseball for another decade. And he played under a constant pressure that would have made lesser men fold. Jackie made the Hall of Fame as a player, but he was also a Hall of Famer as a man.

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