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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ESPN 538: 4000 adjusted hits for Aaron

Career Hits adjusted for era, park and schedule:

Ty Cobb: 4369
Pete Rose: 4358
Hank Aaron: 4014

bbmck Posted: June 23, 2015 at 07:54 PM | 35 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, hank aaron, pete rose, statistics, ty cobb

Friday, May 29, 2015

The New York Times:  ‘Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty,’ by Charles Leerhsen

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.

bobm Posted: May 29, 2015 at 10:13 PM | 68 comment(s)
  Beats: biography, books, ty cobb

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Review of “Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty” by Charles Leerhsen - Books - The Boston Globe

A new take on the Georgia Peach.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 10, 2015 at 08:10 AM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: books, ty cobb

Friday, April 24, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-24-2015

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 two at third.

That’s because it’s a terrible idea, as far as I can tell. Nobody can run 90 feet more quickly than a ball can be thrown 90 feet.

Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: April 24, 2015 at 09:00 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, ty cobb

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-18-2015

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.

Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: March 18, 2015 at 08:57 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, ty cobb

 

 

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