Career Hits adjusted for era, park and schedule:
Ty Cobb: 4369
Pete Rose: 4358
Hank Aaron: 4014
Cobb remains a puzzle missing certain pieces. This biography takes the crudely drawn monster away, and in place leaves a more common figure in the world of sports, the player who is “at once the dreaded enemy and the biggest draw.” Leerhsen gives him to us incomplete but human, rather than as a myth served up whole.
A new take on the Georgia Peach.
Syndicated columnist Hugh Fullerton in the Milwaukee Journal, April 24, 1915:
Here is Ty Cobb’s newest play—and his most daring one.
Cobb is on first when the ball was bunted. The throw is made to second, but Cobb beats it and, without stopping, starts for third. The batter meantime turns first. Cobb reaches third by a narrow squeak and the batter lands in safety on second.
Every time Cobb has tried it so far this year—it was quite a part of the training trip—he has been put out by a foot or ...
Pittsburgh Press, March 18, 1915:
Ty Cobb is right-handed, but plays golf left-handed because that is the way he bats and he doesn’t want to risk his form.
He beats up disabled fans with both hands.
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