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War on the Basepaths free pdf 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 "The Georgia Peach," they're reminded of his reputation as a "dirty" player. It was said that got so many of his steals because he would sharpen his metal cleats and "spike" the second basemen if they would try to tag him out. It'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 Cobb'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.

About Tim Hornbaker

Tim Hornbaker is a lifelong sports historian and enthusiast. His book Turning the Black Sox White: The Misunderstood Legacy of Charles A. Comiskey was received with critical acclaim, and he resides in Tamarac, Florida.

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Author : Tim Hornbaker
Publisher : Sports Publishing LLC
Data Published : 21 May 2015
ISBN : 161321765X
EAN : 9781613217658
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 400 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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