100 Years Ago, Ty Cobb Had A Very Modern Holdout

It's not about money, it's about the principle. Or, No one player is bigger than the game. Sound familiar? Ty Cobb's holdout, over a matter of a few thousand dollars, was reported exactly 100 years ago to the day, in nearly the exact same language you'd hear in a modern contract dispute. Baseball truly is timeless. » 4/16/13 3:44pm 4/16/13 3:44pm

Why Is The Country's Largest Auction House Selling A "Ty Cobb Signed"…

Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas is currently offering a "miracle ball": a "1959 Exceptional Ty Cobb single signed baseball." (UPDATE, 6:40 EST: They pulled the auction. Screengrab is here.) The auction house listing describes the official Little League ball as, "Perhaps the finest we've ever encountered, this… » 3/09/12 6:00pm 3/09/12 6:00pm

Ty Cobb Went To Mussolini's Italy And Did A Fascist Salute, And Other…

Ty Cobb's reputation as baseball's biggest scoundrel is secure, but portions of it are undergoing something of a revision, with new research either casting doubt on or completely disproving some (though certainly not all) of the more notorious anecdotes about him. And now there's this, according to today's Wall Street… » 2/29/12 11:45am 2/29/12 11:45am