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Just finished what was an engaging, flowing, brilliant book on Ty Cobb. Having a few Cobb bios to choose from, I went for this. So glad I did. Whilst others sensationalized Cobb's story, Charles Leerhsen paints a truer picture of Cobb, and takes apart Al Stump's 'fictional' account of the by: 1.
This book on Ty Cobb sets the record straight about the man and ballplayer. It dispels the awful myths that have been around since the Al Stump book back in and which were further solidified in the publics mind after the fine performance by Tommy Lee Jones in the movie Cobb/5. Ty Cobb was such an absolute titan of sport back in the day and it is difficult to really appreciate this now but this book does a good job at trying.
It's not overly stats based, the stats are there simply to show dominant Cobb was/5(41). Charles Leerhsen is a former executive editor at Sports has written for Rolling Stone, Esquire, and The New York books include Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty; Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America; and Blood and Smoke: A True Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and the Birth of the Indy He is a winner of the SABR Baseball Research : Charles Leerhsen is a former executive editor at Sports has written for Rolling Stone, Esquire, and The New York books include Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty; Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America; and Blood and Smoke: A True Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and the Birth of the Indy He is a winner of Ty Cobb book SABR Baseball Brand: Simon & Schuster.
Howard W. Rosenberg’s Ty Cobb Unleashed: The Definitive Counter-Biography of the Chastened Racist (Tile Books) seeks to be the go-to first source on Cobb’s persona, including racially.
Transparency about “what’s new” is the organizing theme. While the historiography of Babe Ruth, the player closest to Cobb in votes for the National Baseball Hall of Fame inhas engendered /5(5). Ty's book; "My Life in Baseball" is the other side of the story, and the third one in the Ty Cobb book, (the most accurate), is Charles Alexander's "Ty Cobb".
All three books combined give us a much more complete picture of the man's truly unique personality and by: 4. And consider: These incidents are recounted in Charles Leerhsen’s new biography, “Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty,” a book largely intended to rehabilitate its subject’s reputation.
As sports editor for the Detroit News, H.G. Salsinger reported on Tigers great Ty Cobb for 18 seasons, beginning in when the outfielder won his only Triple would go on to write about Cobb's career for decades after. This volume presents for the first time together Salsinger's two books 3/5.
The greatest reason for reading a book by Ty Cobb was to get another perspective of a man whom most refer to as despicable. A great ballplayer, but failure as a human - that seemed to be the common judgment about him.
There is plenty of violence in the book - fistfights, etc. with those whom he played with and otherwise associated with/5. This is the definitive book about Ty Cobb. Leave what you "know" about Ty Cobb in the past and allow Charles Leerhsen the opportunity to present a real human being where once we imagined a horrible ogre existed.
I loved to learn how wrong I was. We need more heroes - God knows we do. Ty Cobb was not a /5. A new biography of baseball legend Ty Cobb disputes the long-held beliefs that Cobb was a racist and a dirty player.
Author Charles Leerhsen joins Bill Littlefield to explain how his research. The former executive editor of Sports Illustrated explores the idea that Tyrus Raymond Cobb (), perhaps the greatest player in baseball history, was also a violent, racist, roundly hated person.
Leerhsen (Blood and Smoke: A True Tale of Mystery, Mayhem and the Birth of the Indy, etc.) began his journey through the life of Cobb accepting the conventional : Charles Leerhsen. Ty Cobb was one of the most famous baseball players who every lived. The author puts Cobb into the context of his times, describing the very different game on the field then, and successfully probes Cobb's complex personality/5(5).
Ty Cobb died on Jat and Doubleday rushed to get his autobiography onto bookshelves two months later. The book sold well, but in DecemberTrue magazine published a story Author: Gilbert King. "One of the most remarkable sports books ever written."—Los Angeles Daily News. Los Angeles Daily News "The old Tiger still spits and snarls off the pages."—Cooperstown Review.
Cooperstown Review "Of Ty Cobb let it be said simply that he was the world's greatest ballplayer."—New York Herald Tribune ( editorial on Cobb's death)Brand: UNP - Bison Books. Cobb is a book about a famous old time baseball player named Ty Cobb.
Ty Cobb was known for being a very dirty player and ornery the book it is mentioned how he would sharpen the spikes on his cleats and slide with his cleat facing up and aiming to hit the second baseman's leg.4/5. I think Ty Cobb by Charles Alexander is a must read for any baseball fan.
I've read other books about Cobb, but none compare to this one. Alexander presents us with a very balanced, fair view of Ty Cobb that I found quite interesting and well written. This book is mostly recording Cobb's on the field accomplishments/5.
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 inafter 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/5(27). Charles Leerhsen is a former executive editor at Sports has written for Rolling Stone, Esquire, and The New York books include Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty; Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America; and Blood and Smoke: A True Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and the Birth of the Indy He is a winner of the SABR Baseball Research Award/5(12).
Ty Cobb is regarded by some as the greatest all-around baseball player who ever lived. During his career, Cobb set dozens of records, including lifetime batting average, which still remains unbroken. I read a book about Ty Cobb over 30 years ago.
The book described Ty's father as an alcoholic. The movie they made about Ty showed him as a. View Ty Cobb's Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos). Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during season Full Name: Tyrus Raymond Cobb Nicknames: The Georgia Peach. View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject.
More bio, uniform, draft, salary infoHeight: Meter. "Ty Cobb, A Terrible Beauty" is the first book to make me feel that I missed something by not seeing him play.
TY COBB: A Terrible Beauty. By Charles Leerhsen. Alvin John "Al" Stump (Octo – Decem ), was an American author and sports spent time with Detroit Tigers' Hall of Fame baseball player Ty Cobb in and collaborating on Cobb's autobiography.
My Life in Baseball: A True Record was released shortly after Cobb's death. From this research, Stump later went on to write at least two books and at least one.
Ty Cobb is the most interesting baseball player of all time though not the most important (Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Roberto Clemente and, because of his role in free agency, Catfish Hunter were more important than Cobb).
To get a real good feel of Ty Cobb, you need to read two books. Alexander's book is one of the two. Two Cobb Books, One Review of a Maligned Legacy I purposely waited to review this book until I had read both, War on the Basepaths: The Definitive Biography of Ty Cobb (Tim Hornbaker) and Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty (Charles Leerhsen).
When purchasing, I couldn't decide between the two so I hope this review helps you to decide. 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 4/5(3). Ty Cobb: a Terrible Beauty Leerhsen deals with Crawford’s mixed feelings in this book as well. As always, Cobb emerges from Leerhsen’s discussion of his relationship with his teammate as a.
The two things everyone knows about Ty Cobb are that he was a phenomenal baseball player and that he was the worst racist ever to play the game.
But one of these things is mostly wrong. Cobb. It's another great story from the Ty Cobb era, written by the author of TY COBB: A TERRIBLE BEAUTY. The just-out audio version of Charles Leerhsen's award-winning book CRAZY GOOD: THE TRUE STORY OF DAN PATCH, THE MOST FAMOUS HORSE IN AMERICA is #1 in New Releases in Horse Racing on Amazon!.
When the National Baseball Hall of Fame inducted its first class of players inTy Cobb received more votes than any other player--even more than did fellow inductee Babe Ruth.
Cobb, known as the Georgia Peach, was universally recognized as the best player from the dead ball era. He also had the reputation of being its most ferocious player.Cobb is a American biographical film starring Tommy Lee Jones as baseball player Ty picture was written and directed by Ron Shelton and based on a book by Al original music score was composed by Elliot film is told through the partnership between Cobb and sportswriter Al Stump who served as a ghostwriter of Cobb's by: Elliot Goldenthal.
In an excerpt from his new biography "Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty," Charles Leerhsen examines Cobb's rivalry with Babe Ruth as the Dead Ball era came to .