Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb

by Dennis Abrams

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Ty Cobb was one of Major League Baseball's greatest players and fiercest competitors. For 23 straight seasons, from 1906 to 1928, he recorded a batting average of more than .300, including three seasons in which he hit better than .400. More impressively, his career batting average of .367 has never been topped. A member of the National Baseball Half of Fame's inaugural class of 1936, Cobb still holds the major league records for career steals of home (54) and career batting titles (11). Cobb, though, is remembered for more than his prowess as a ballplayer. His desire to win at all costs led to violent behavior on and off the field. On the diamond, he was accused of playing dirty. Off the field, he was notorious for his out-of-control temper, violent assaults, and public and private embarrassments. Cobb was a sports legend, but he was not a hero.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791094396
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/28/2007
Series: Baseball Superstars Series
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Hero Worship     1
Childhood     9
What About Baseball?     23
Early Struggles     34
Triumph and Tragedy     46
The Big Leagues     56
A Great Ballplayer     67
The Greatest Player Who Ever Lived?     87
Final Innings     105
Statistics     116
Chronology and Timeline     118
Glossary     121
Bibliography     123
Further Reading     124
Index     126

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