Ty Cobb just may have been the Antichrist.
I should preface everything you're about to read by stating that Cobb's mother killed his father, so that might have a lot to do with why he was so nutty.
He was allegedly despised by his teammates, and he didn't take too kindly to rookie hazing. He had a habit of using the spikes on his shoes as weapons—it's good to be resourceful—and his teammates sent a gift basket of congratulations to a player on another team after they thought he beat Cobb for the batting title.
Oh, and there was that time he beat down a fan with no freaking hands. The fan had no hands! That is the saddest, strangest, most awesome and psychotic story I've ever heard...I think.
I don't really know how I feel about it.
Also, he was allegedly racist.
A lot of this can be passed off as tall tales, and maybe some of it has been exaggerated. In fact, I hope most of it is. Still, if true, you truly earned this No. 1 spot, Ty. I mean, Mr. Ty! I mean, Mr. Ty Cobb!
Please don't rise from your grave and kill me.