Episode #24 – Did Ty Cobb Kill a Guy?

Ty Cobb has been remembered as one of baseball’s greatest villains. Despite being universally recognised as one of the game’s most talented players, Ty Cobb is mostly remembered as violent racist who was hated by all who knew him. However, a new biography is claiming that Ty Cobb’s reputation was unfairly tarnished by an unscrupulous biographer looking to make a name for himself by exposing the “real Ty Cobb”. Was Ty Cobb really the monster that so many believe him to be? Tune in and find out how forged letters, pistol whippings, and Tommy Lee Jones all play a role in the story.

Works Cited

Alexander, Charles C. Ty Cobb. New York: Oxford UP, 1984. Print.

Cobb, Ty, and Al Stump. My Life in Baseball, the True Record. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1961. Print.

“The Georgia Peach: Stumped by the Storyteller.” The Georgia Peach: Stumped by the Storyteller | Society for American Baseball Research. Web.

King, Gilbert. “The Knife in Ty Cobb’s Back.” Smithsonian.com. Smithsonian Institution. Web. 

Leerhsen, Charles. Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015. Print.

Stump, Al. Cobb: A Biography. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin  of Chapel Hill, 1994. Print.