Ty Cobb

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Southern Methodist University Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 280 pages
Probably the most volatile presence in baseball history, Ty Cobb was one of the brilliant players in the game during his twenty-four-year career in the major leagues. Drawing on primary sources and personal interviews, the author brings Ty Cobb and his era to life, showing the profound changes that took place in the sport of baseball.

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User Review  - BooksForDinner - LibraryThing

This was a very good baseball bio. Never read the Al Stump Cobb bio, but this one by all accounts is probably more balanced. A great look at the personality of this crazy person. Read full review

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User Review  - Big_Bang_Gorilla - LibraryThing

Being a very sound biography of a player who managed to be at one and the same time fiery and yet somehow enigmatic. There are plenty of biographies of Cobb, and this is best consulted in twain with the others, but it's arguably the best and it's an enjoyable read. Read full review


The World He Entered
Ty Cobbs Most Glorious Years Are Behind Him

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Charles C. Alexander, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Ohio University, has published several important works of American intellectual and cultural history in addition to his acclaimed baseball books" Our Game: An American Baseball History and""Rogers Hornsby: A Biography, " and "Breaking the Slump: Baseball in the Depression Era.

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