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Ty and the Babe

One of my favorite baseball author’s, Tom Stanton, has a new book coming out in May about the relationship between Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth.  While considered rivals, it looks like there was more to the two then the competition between the two and they eventually turned out to be good friends.  I had a brief email conversation with Mr. Stanton and he told me it might blow away a lot of the assumptions people make about the Georgia Peach so Ty and the Babe is definitely a book I’ll be picking up.

I also had the chance to meet Mr. Stanton about a year ago when he was presenting on a book he edited called the Detroit Tigers Reader, which is also a great book for Tiger fans.  Stanton blends a nice mix of home town flavor with diligent research in all of his books and while anyone can learn a thing or two, they’re especially good if you’re from the Detroit area. 

Stanton’s book The Last Season is very good. I like the way he captures baseball as something that bonds people together.

Posted by ozz on March 7th, 2007 at 8:50 am

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