Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, Ty Cobb, Film reviews
Cobb, Ty, 1886-1961; Motion picture reviews; Baseball
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 outpolled all his rivals. Ernest Hemmingway thought him one of the greatest, but also a despicable human being. It is this latter view that dominates the portrayal of Ty Cobb by Tommy Lee Jones in this stunning and deeply disturbing film just released on home video.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "Ty Cobb" (1995). On Sport and Society. 445.