Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty

Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty Author Charles Leerhsen
ISBN-10 1451645791
ISBN-13 9781451645798
Year 2016-05-17
Pages 464
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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A fascinating and authoritative biography of perhaps the most controversial player in baseball history Ty CobbThe best work ever written on this American sports legend Its a major reconsideration of a reputation unfairly maligned for decades The Boston Globe Ty Cobb is baseball royalty maybe even the greatest player ever His lifetime batting average is still the highest in history and when he retired in 1928 after twenty one years with the Detroit Tigers and two with the Philadelphia Athletics he held more than ninety records But the numbers dont tell half of Cobbs tale The Georgia Peach was by far the most thrilling player of the era When the Hall of Fame began in 1936 he was the first player voted in But Cobb was also one of the games most controversial characters He got in a lot of fights on and off the field and was often accused of being overly aggressive Even his supporters acknowledged that he was a fierce competitor but he was also widely admired After his death in 1961 however his reputation morphed into that of a virulent racist who also hated children and women and was in turn hated by his peers How did this happen Who is the real Ty Cobb Setting the record straight Charles Leerhsen pushed aside the myths traveled to Georgia and Detroit and re traced Cobbs journey from the shy son of a professor and state senator who was progressive on race for his time to Americas first true sports celebrity The result is a noble and convincing The New York Times Book Review biography that is groundbreaking thorough and compellingThe most complete well researched and thorough treatment that has ever been written The Tampa Tribune

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