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    Ty Cobb: A Biography (Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters) (Hardback) By (author) Dan Holmes

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    DescriptionWhen the National Baseball Hall of Fame inducted its first class of players in 1936, Ty Cobb received more votes than any other player-even more than did fellow inductee Babe Ruth. Cobb, known as the Georgia Peach, was universally recognized as the best player from the dead ball era. He also had the reputation of being its most ferocious player. His fierce determination to succeed helped Cobb equal or surpass more offensive records than any other player, and his career average of .367 is still the highest of all time. Cobb's unyielding and often ferocious work ethic, though, made him many enemies, and his occasional episodes of violence marked an otherwise impeccable career. Baseball author Dan Holmes offers a fresh and fair-handed look at the life of baseball's first true superstar. It has been said that hitting a baseball is the hardest thing to do in professional sports. Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters presents biographies on Greenwood's selection for the 12 best hitters in Major League history, written by some of today's best baseball authors. These books present straightforward stories in accessible language for the high school researcher and the general reader alike. Each volume includes a timeline, bibliography, and index. In addition, each volume includes a Making of a Legend chapter that analyses the evolution of the player's fame and (in some cases) infamy.


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    Title
    Ty Cobb
    Subtitle
    A Biography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dan Holmes
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780313328695
    ISBN 10: 0313328692
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14450
    BIC subject category V2: WSJT
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 796.357/092
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO003030
    DC22: 796.357092
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GV865.C6 H65 2004
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: 2004054370
    Thema V1.0: SFC, SCX
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    ABC-CLIO
    Imprint name
    Greenwood Press
    Publication date
    30 October 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Westport
    Review quote
    ?A fress and fair-handed look at the life of baseball's premier, violence-prone battsman.?-Foreword this Week