Calling Good People “Racist” Isn’t New: The Case of Ty Cobb

Ruining someone’s name is very easy. So is calling them a “racist”. Take the case of Ty Cobb, one of the greatest baseball players ever. Cobb is known as a racist and a dirty ballplayer. Is it true? Charles Leerhsen, author of “Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty” sets the record straight.

 

The great Ty Cobb. Everything you think you know about him is a lie.

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  1. Baruchgershom
    Posted April 4, 2017 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

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    • Baruchgershom
      Posted April 4, 2017 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

      Sorry I messed up the hyperlink — its been awhile since I’ve used those codes. Povich’s article is here.

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted April 4, 2017 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for your comment. I was wondering if you’ve read Leerhsen’s book? Perhaps there he provides sources. I heard Leerhson on the radio and he did reference quite a few primary sources.

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    • Barry
      Posted April 4, 2017 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

      I was with you until the Andrew Jackson reference. Andrew Jackson was one of my best friends growing up, and better companion you never could find. Great American too.

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  2. Bill Brandt
    Posted April 3, 2017 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Destroying a man’s legacy with lies has to be evil.

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