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Ty and the Babe : baseball's fiercest rivals : a surprising friendship and the 1941 has-beens golf championship

Author: Tom Stanton
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The story of the decades-long relationship between two legends of American baseball--arch-rivals Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth--is set against the backdrop of a little-known series of 1941 charity golf matches, known as the Has-Beens Golf Championship.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ty Cobb; Babe Ruth; Ty Cobb; Babe Ruth
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Stanton
ISBN: 9780312361594 0312361599 9780312382247 0312382243
OCLC Number: 86038018
Description: xiii, 290 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Cooperstown 1939 : Cobb's send-off ; Aboard the Centennial Special ; The challenge --
pt. II. The baseball years : 1915: the greatest ever ; In pursuit of immortality ; A green pea ; How much longer? ; The rise of Ruth ; A baseball revolution ; Coup in Detroit ; The new commander ; War of 1921 ; The other babe ; Riot at Navin Field ; The making of a delicate peace ; Reversal of fortunes ; Scandal ; The kindly years --
pt. III. The golf match : With Bobby in Augusta ; The Babe accepts ; A peach in New York ; Notes, goats, and gamesmanship ; Tee time in Newton ; A Babe among friends ; Play-off at Fresh Meadow ; Pulling for Joltin' Joe ; Ty, Tris, and Babe in Cleveland ; Cobb's secret weapon ; For eternal bragging rights --
The later years.
Responsibility: Tom Stanton.
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The story of the decades-long relationship between two legends of American baseball--arch-rivals Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth--is set against the backdrop of a little-known series of 1941 charity golf matches, known as the Has-Beens Golf Championship.

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