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During the years in between, he became, according to Al Stump, "the most shrewd, inventive, lurid, detested, mysterious, and superb of all baseball players." He was Ty Cobb.
In Cobb, Stump tells how he was given a fascinating window into the Georgia Peach's life and times when the dying Cobb hired him in 1960 to ghostwrite his autobiography.
"Cobb is a big, raw, rought-cut diamond of a book and the most powerful baseball biography I have read." (Roger Kahn, author of The Summer Boys)
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By John on 08-19-03
What a man -- what a book!
This is a glorious book about one of the strangest and most talented sportsmen who ever played. While there is plenty of baseball action and history, you don't have to know a bean ball from a foul ball to enjoy this book. Ty Cobb was such a unique character, on and off the field, that his story is worth listening to. You may finish by hating this man, pitying him, or admiring the qualities that made him the greatest baseball player who ever lived. The writing is as compelling as the story, and the author's relationship with the subject is an interesting sideline.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Stephen on 08-26-05
I'm from Australia and I've never had more than a passing curiosity in baseball, I'd only really heard of Babe Ruth until this book.
This man Cobb had such an interesting life (as do most high achievers) and the story so well told, that I find myself flicking over to ESPN to catch a baseball game once a week, just a great story, the best biography I've heard on audio so far.
I'm glad I took the gamble based on the reviews from audible.com.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful