Story of Ty Cobb: Baseball's Greatest Player

Story of Ty Cobb: Baseball's Greatest Player

by Gene Schoor

Hardcover(Library Binding)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671326074
Publisher: Silver Burdett Press
Publication date: 01/01/1952
Series: Messner Sports Bks.
Pages: 192
Age Range: 12 Years

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Story of TY Cobb 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book because it was about sports because I am a great sports fan and I love to play baseball. This book talked of a famous baseball player, Ty Cobb, and talked of his past, his stats, his life, etc. The story starts when Ty Cobb was twelve and a cocky shortstop. He dreamed of being a professional baseball player but his dad wanted him to be a lawyer. Soon, however, Ty convinced his father to let him play baseball. Ty played baseball for a team in Augusta, Georgia. But after disobeying his coach's orders, he was fired. To make matters worse his girlfriend dumped him, and his dad sent him a telegram saying, ¿Don't come home a failure.¿ Soon he was hired for another team but soon went back to Augusta with a new coach. In 1905, when Ty was just eighteen, he went to the major league for the Detroit Tigers. He was still greatly disliked by his teammates. However, he still did great without them. After his rookie year, Ty would win awards like best average, most hits, and he once led the league in home runs with only nine! Most home run leaders hit around forty or more. He also would lead the league in stolen bases frequently. Not all was good for Ty Cobb. One day he heard that his father was murdered! He also hit an abusing fan and was suspended, spiked a player and then received death threats. One day people tried to mug him! Still there was something good, Ty married and would have five kids. In his later years playing baseball, he heard that his rival, Tris Speaker, was playing both manager and a player, so Ty did too. At the end of the season both of them were forced to retire after being falsely accused for fixing a game. Soon they were allowed to play again. This time however, Ty did not play for Detroit, he played for Philadelphia. Two years later Ty decided to retire from baseball after playing for twenty years. Soon Ty Cobb went into the Hall of Fame. There was still one more award that Ty sought for. I would recommend this book to any sports fan because this book has more than just Ty Cobb. It mentions of other great players and teams too. Detroit fans would like this because it mentions them the most of all.