Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb
Author: Charles Leerhsen
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781451645767
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Release: 2015-05-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Details the life of the legendary, record-holding baseball player, who retired in 1928 and became the first inductee into the Hall of Fame, but who has also been categorized as a belligerent, aggressive player and a racist who hated women and children.

Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb
Author: Charles Leerhsen
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781451645804
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Release: 2015-05-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fascinating and authoritative biography of perhaps the most controversial player in baseball history, Ty Cobb—“The best work ever written on this American sports legend: It’s 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 don’t tell half of Cobb’s 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 game’s 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 Cobb’s journey from the shy son of a professor and state senator who was progressive on race for his time to America’s first true sports celebrity. The result is a “noble [and] convincing” (The New York Times Book Review) biography that is “groundbreaking, thorough, and compelling…The most complete, well-researched, and thorough treatment that has ever been written” (The Tampa Tribune).

Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb
Author: Dan Holmes
Pages: 150
ISBN: 0313328692
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Release: 2004
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A biography of the National Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb who is recognized as one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, discusses his offensive records, personality, and work ethic.

Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb
Author: Charles Leerhsen
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781451645798
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Release: 2016-05-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"An authoritative, reliable and compelling biography of perhaps the most significant and controversial player in baseball history, Ty Cobb, drawing in part on newly discovered letters and documents"--

Heart of a Tiger

Heart of a Tiger
Author: Herschel Cobb
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781770903821
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Release: 2013-04-01
Editor: ECW/ORIM
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The grandson of the legendary baseball player reveals another side of “a fascinating, severely flawed sports icon” (Booklist). Ty Cobb’s grandson Herschel saw a side of him that very few others did. While baseball fans were familiar with Cobb’s infamously cold, competitive nature—and his relationship with his own children was deeply difficult—Cobb, in his later years, embraced the opportunity to form a loving bond with his grandchildren during their summertime visits. In this moving memoir, Herschel Cobb reveals how his grandfather, after the devastating loss of two sons, shared his gentler side with Herschel and his siblings. Herschel’s own parents, a cruel, abusive father and an adulterous, alcoholic mother, filled his childhood with turmoil. But “Granddaddy” offered the stability, love, and guidance that Herschel desperately needed. “Elegantly written and genuinely moving,” this story of their relationship presents a unique perspective on this larger-than-life man (Publishers Weekly). “An unforgettable story . . . that will alter how you feel about baseball’s most demonized star.” —Tom Stanton, author of Ty and the Babe

My Life in Baseball

My Life in Baseball
Author: Ty Cobb,Al Stump
Pages: 283
ISBN: 0803263597
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Release: 1993-01-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Highly successful in knitting together this story of the life of a most remarkable and dedicated player--perhaps the most spirited baseball player ever to have graced the diamond."--Library Journal. "I find little comfort in the popular picture of Cobb as a spike-slashing demon of the diamond with a wide streak of cruelty in his nature. The fights and feuds I was in have been steadily slanted to put me in the wrong. . . . My critics have had their innings. I will have mine now."--Ty Cobb "Frank, bitter, trend-setting autobiography."--USA Today Baseball Weekly "One of the most remarkable sports books ever written."--Los Angeles Daily News "The old Tiger still spits and snarls off the pages."--Cooperstown Review "Of Ty Cobb let it be said simply that he was the world's greatest ballplayer."--New York Herald Tribune (1961 editorial on Cobb's death) This Bison Book edition of My Life in Baseball is introduced by Charles C. Alexander, a professor of history at Ohio University, Athens, and the author of a biogrpahy of Ty Cobb.

Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb
Author: Charles C. Alexander
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0195035984
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Release: 1985-05-16
Editor: OUP USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Portrays the life and personality of Ty Cobb and describes the development of his career as a baseball player

Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb
Author: Dennis Abrams
Pages: 130
ISBN: 9781438100593
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Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ty Cobb's life is a fascinating study of extremes. His professional highs are astonishing: During his career, he set 123 records. His lifetime batting average of .367 has never been surpassed, and he hit over .300 for 23 straight seasons. But there was a

Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb
Author: Charles C. Alexander
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780195035988
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Release: 1985-05-16
Editor: OUP USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Portrays the life and personality of Ty Cobb and describes the development of his career as a baseball player

Ty Cobb Unleashed

Ty Cobb Unleashed
Author: Howard W. Rosenberg
Pages: 554
ISBN: 097255744X
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Release: 2018-05-08
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Was or was not Ty Cobb a racist? For three years, there has been an unresolved standoff between two 2015 biographies of the Hall of Fame player. One of the two, as of March 2018, was in the top 25 of baseball bestsellers on Amazon.com: the paperback version of Charles Leerhsen's Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty (Simon & Schuster). That book has been publicized well. A five-minute video that Leerhsen commissioned for 2017, as an exclusive to the Web site of conservative commentator Dennis Prager (https://www.prageru.com/videos/calling-good-people-racist-isnt-new-case-ty-cobb), has had around 3.5 million views, according to the link above. Although the paperback edition was issued in early 2016, the conservative news Web site the Federalist named it one of its notable books of 2017 (http://thefederalist.com/2017/12/15/the-federalists-notable-books-of-2017/). The other 2015 Cobb biography is Tim Hornbaker's War on the Basepaths: The Definitive Biography of Ty Cobb (Sports Publishing). One major subsequent try has been made to weigh in on Cobb and his alleged racism: Steven Elliott Tripp's 2016 Ty Cobb, Baseball, and American Manhood: A Red-Blooded Sport for Red-Blooded Men (Rowman & Littlefield). Tripp's book, while a worthy scholarly work, did not explicitly try to reconcile Leerhsen and Hornbaker. Howard W. Rosenberg is the definitive biographer of 19th-century Hall of Famer Cap Anson. That includes being the horse's mouth on Anson's racism (https://howardwrosenberg.atavist.com/racism-bbhistory), especially its alleged impact on the drawing of the sport's "color line" in the 19th century. In Ty Cobb Unleashed, he applies a similar comprehensive approach to Cobb, who is considered among whites the most disliked star white player of pre-steroid times. For weighing in on the two 2015 books, an effort that also includes redoing big parts of the Cobb story, Ty Cobb Unleashed may be among the most impactful baseball books in recent memory. Most previous books are not worth revisiting with the closest of scrutiny. But the two Cobb ones no doubt are, especially because, in media coverage, Leerhsen's more revisionist one has so dominated the other.

Ty Cobb Baseball and American Manhood

Ty Cobb  Baseball  and American Manhood
Author: Steven Elliott Tripp
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9781442251922
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Release: 2016-07-15
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As the first baseball player to achieve real celebrity status, Ty Cobb embodies the strength and determination of classic masculinity. His grit and stubbornness, however, form a legacy that has been both lauded and condemned by America’s own changing views of ideal masculine behavior. With attention to Cobb’s formation, personal tragedies, and struggles with his peers, Steven Elliott Tripp examines this baseball icon as a product of the American South and as an emblem of a masculinity now out of fashion.

Cobb

Cobb
Author: Al Stump
Pages: 468
ISBN: 9781565127173
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Release: 1996-01-03
Editor: Algonquin Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times Notable Book; Spitball Award for Best Baseball Book of 1994; Basis for a major Hollywood motion picture. Now in paperback, the biography that baseball fans all across the country have been talking about. Al Stump redefined America's perception of one of its most famous sports heroes with this gripping look at a man who walked the line between greatness and psychosis. Based on Stump's interviews with Ty Cobb while ghostwriting the Hall-of-Famer's 1961 autobiography, this award-winning new account of Cobb's life and times reveals both the darkness and the brilliance of the "Georgia Peach." "The most powerful baseball biography I have read."--Roger Kahn, author of THE BOYS OF SUMMER

The Story of Ty Cobb Baseball s Greatest Player

The Story of Ty Cobb  Baseball s Greatest Player
Author: Gene Schoor
Pages: 181
ISBN: LCCN:52008230
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Release: 1952
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A biography of the Detroit Tiger star who is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players in history and who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.

War on the Basepaths

War on the Basepaths
Author: Tim Hornbaker
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781613217931
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Release: 2015-04-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

During his twenty-four-year career, Ty Cobb was an MVP, Triple Crown-winner, twelve-time batting champion, and was elected in the inaugural ballot for the National Baseball Hall of Fame (along with Honus Wagner, Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson). As someone who retired from the game over eighty-five years ago, he is still the leader for career batting average, second in runs, hits, and triples, and a mainstay in dozens of other categories. However, when most people think of “The Georgia Peach,” they’re reminded of his reputation as a “dirty” player. It was said that got so many of his steals because he would sharpen his metal cleats and “spike” the second basemen if they would try to tag him out. It’s also said that he was rude, nasty, a racist, and hated by peers and the press alike. As author Tim Hornbaker did for Charles Comiskey in Turning the Black Sox White, War on the Basepaths is an unbiased biography of one of the greatest players to ever grace a baseball diamond. Based on detailed research and analysis, Tim Hornbaker offers the full story of Cobb’s life and career; some of which has been altered for almost a century. While he retired in 1928 and passed away in 1961, War on the Basepaths will show how Ty Cobb really was and place readers in the box seats of his incredible life. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Heart of a Tiger

Heart of a Tiger
Author: Herschel Cobb
Pages: 279
ISBN: 9781770411302
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Release: 2013
Editor: ECW Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The grandson of Ty Cobb describes his troubled childhood and how his grandfather provided the stability, love, and guidance that he desperately needed.

Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb
Author: Harry G. Salsinger,William R. Cobb,Gary Mitchem,Mark Durr
Pages: 290
ISBN: 0786465468
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Release: 2012
Editor: McFarland Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This work presents for the first time together two biographies of Ty Cobb written by Salsinger. Part One offers the first complete, authorized biography of Cobb, Our Ty, published in 1924. Part Two includes a second biography of Cobb written 25 years later, Which Was Greatest: Ty Cobb or Babe Ruth?"--Provided by publisher.

TY COBB

TY COBB
Author: Sydelle Kramer
Pages: 45
ISBN: 9780307800244
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Release: 2011-10-26
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Veteran sports writer S. A. Kramer recounts the on-the-field triumphs and off-the-field troubles of the tormented "Georgia Peach," perhaps the most hated man ever to play baseball.

Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb
Author: Richard Bak
Pages: 194
ISBN: UOM:39015071169786
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Release: 1994
Editor: Taylor Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gives an account of the life of the legendary baseball player, covering both the controversial and altruistic sides of the man

Queen of Diamonds

Queen of Diamonds
Author: Michael Betzold
Pages: 341
ISBN: 1878005766
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Release: 1997
Editor: Northmont Pub Incorporated
Language: en

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Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame

Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame
Author: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781451676723
Available:
Release: 2013-04-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Featuring more than 200 full-color photographs, Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame brings to vivid life the greatest treasures of baseball’s shrine, most of them rarely if ever displayed to visitors. For any baseball fan, a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, is the thrill of a lifetime—no matter how many times you visit. But whether you go only once in your lifetime or make the pilgrimage annually, you’ll never be able to see every treasure in the museum’s collections. With Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame, readers can go behind the scenes to see seldom- or never-displayed items from among the 40,000 treasures in Cooperstown, in addition to some of the most important and popular items on exhibit at the museum—all gorgeously photographed in color. Captions written by Hall of Fame experts explain each object’s significance and relate unique stories associated with it. Here are just a few highlights from the nearly 200 objects in this beautiful book: -An 1887 ball-strike indicator from the only season when it took five balls to walk and four strikes to strike out -Pitcher Harvey Haddix’s glove from the 1959 game when he pitched 12 perfect innings—and lost 1–0 in the 13th -Shoeless Joe Jackson’s shoes -The Wonderboy bat and trombone case that Robert Redford used in The Natural -Rube Waddell’s glove from his 4–2, 20-inning victory over Cy Young on July 4, 1905 -A promissory note from the sale of Babe Ruth by Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee to New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert -The bat Joe Carter used to hit his 1993 World Series–ending home run -The oldest known photograph of two baseball teams, the New York Knickerbockers and the Brooklyn Excelsiors, taken on a ball field in 1859 Whether you’re a dedicated student of the game’s history or a newcomer to our National Pastime, Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame will fascinate you. You’ll find a surprising photograph or a story you didn’t know, complete with new insight into America’s game and culture. Take the trip of a lifetime inside baseball’s national museum and discover the game’s fabulous history—or reawaken beloved memories.