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Cobb: a Biography Hardcover – 31 Dec 1994
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About the Author
Al Stump (1916-1995) was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. During World War II, he was a war correspondent, and afterward he worked as a sportswriter for national and regional publications, including Esquire, The Saturday Evening Post, True Magazine, American Heritage, Los Angeles Magazine, and Sports Illustrated. He wrote--both independently and in collaboration with famous athletes--six books, including Ty Cobb's My Life in Baseball, Sam Snead's Education of a Golfer, Champions Against Odds, and The Champion Breed. His article, "Ty Cobb's Wild 10-Month Fight to Live," written for True Magazine, won the Best American Sport Story award of 1962. It was the basis for the 1994 motion picture Cobb, directed by Ron Shelton. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Nonetheless, this is an entertaining book. The reader does get a feel for what a complex and driven person Ty Cobb was, and what a great player he was. Stump's book does have the benefit in that the author reveals his personal interactions with Cobb, which really gives a feel for what interacting with Cobb was like. However, the end result is not nearly as satisfying as I had hoped it would be.
I can't believe Cobb wasn't locked up for life
As Babe Ruth put it: "He was the most agressive B**ch that ever played the game, he wanted to beat you on saturday and twice on Sunday, if he didn't he was miserable."
Best book and baseball player I've heard of and read about. Who else can get a double on a bunt??
Who else can go from first to third on a sacrifice fly??
TY COBB that's who!
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