The following press release was culled from Our Sports Central, via Baseball Think Factory. If you’re surprised there’s much work for a professional Ty Cobb impersonator (as opposed to the amateur variety), keep in mind I once reviewed the resume of a professional Marty Feldman impersonator. In fact, I’m thinking about making him the weekend editor.
The Lakeland Flying Tigers will be hosting a dinner show featuring a professional Ty Cobb impersonator March 17-22 in the Dining Hall at Tiger Town. The dinner show titled, “Spend an Evening with Ty Cobb,” will run for six nights. The price of each show is $25 per person. All proceeds earned will benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation of Florida, which benefits local youth organizations and local charities.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. and the performance will begin at 8 p.m. Guests will receive dinner served by a Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball player, the opportunity to eat in the Detroit Tigers cafeteria, and a four act performance featuring Norm Coleman as Ty Cobb. The four acts will document Cobb’s life, his relationship with Joe DiMaggio, and his time as a captain in the army during World War I.
Coleman has thrilled audiences throughout the West Coast as he has performed his one-man-show based on the legendary Ty Cobb. Finally, he is bringing his show to Tiger Town. The four act performance has been called, “entertaining, humorous, historical, splendid, and awesome.”