War on the Basepaths

War on the Basepaths

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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 a€œThe Georgia Peach, a€ theya€™re reminded of his reputation as a a€œdirtya€ player. It was said that got so many of his steals because he would sharpen his metal cleats and a€œspikea€ the second basemen if they would try to tag him out. Ita€™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 Cobba€™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.96 The paper reported Cobb had returned to his Royston home after touring his county schools. ... Detroit picked Cobb. Ty Cobb: My Life in Baseball by Ty Cobb with Al Stump, 1993, Bison Book edition, p. 53. Cobb tried ... According to the Municipal Manual of Detroit (1897a€“98), the city covered 29 square miles and featured near complete water works, ... 4 Baseball historian Fred Lieb chronicled the early history of baseball in Detroit, and especially the success of the a€œBig Four a€ in theanbsp;...

Title:War on the Basepaths
Author:Tim Hornbaker
Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. - 2015-04-07


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