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Book Report Tyler McGuire US History 1302001 Owens April 1 2001 Book Report Al Stump Cobb a Biography Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1996 Tyrus R Cobb was a man of great mystery From his humble farm beginnings to his dying days in solitude he was a man that could not be fully understood Even through all of his troubled days he was a man that made his mark on history They say that no man is an island but Cobb was standing alone is a sea of his peers He grew up in a small sleepy hollow in the heart of Georgia This is where he learned the valuable lessons of right and wrong His father who was a schoolmaster in the town of Royston is the one that gave him the values of a noble man Ty Cobb was boy of great ambition He wanted nothing more than to be the best at what ever he did When he first learned of the game of baseball it is not what it is today At one time a player may have been plunked or had a ball thrown at him to put him out This is where Ty first learned of the cruelties of the game There was one problem with this his father did not approve of his playing baseball His father said that it was not a game for gentlemen and he was no longer allowed to play such a game That only lit a small fire in Tys belly After all of the struggling with his father he was now in the minor league system This was a far cry form the pastures of Royston They actually had umpires and some sense of order to the game He was a small scraggly kid with the speed of the wind and the mind of a steel trap Unfortunately he was not quickly
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