Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, Ty Cobb, Film reviews
Cobb, Ty, 1886-1961; Motion picture reviews
Was he the greatest ballplayer of all time? He thought so and told everyone who would and would not listen that he was. In the first voting for entrance into the Hall of Fame Ty Cobb out-polled all his rivals. Ernest Hemmingway thought so, calling him "the greatest of all ballplayers-and an absolute shit." In the film "Cobb" starring Tommy Lee Jones the later part of Hemmingway's assessment of the Georgia Peach is illustrated better than the former.
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Crepeau, Richard C., ""Cobb" Flim Review" (1995). On Sport and Society. 403.