The Greatest Player Who Ever Played Baseball
Norm Coleman is Ty Cobb! For the last twelve years, Norm has given life to Ty Cobb and his many adventures. In a one-person show, The Greatest Player Who Ever Played Baseball, Norm has performed at the Gerald R. Ford Library in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Ty Cobb Museum in Royston, Georgia, the Masonic Temple in Detroit, and in many other cities across America and Canada.
Ty Cobb, nicknamed “The Georgia Peach,” was the first great American sports hero, the first player elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and baseball’s first millionaire player. From humble beginnings in Georgia, his stellar twenty-three year career in baseball took him to the top ranks in the field. His dynamic personality transformed him into a national treasure.
Norm Coleman had spent thirty-five years as an award-winning professional photographer in San Mateo, CA when he decided to re-create his life. He spent three years researching Ty Cobb and developing the production. From the beginning, his shows have been a huge success. They’ve been warmly received everywhere they have been staged. You don’t have to be a baseball fan to appreciate this entertaining, humorous, historic show frequently called “A walk down memory lane in baseball and American history.”
Norm, you have done a great job with your play and you have always done it with a great deal of passion. David Dombrowski, President of Baseball Operations, Boston Red Sox