Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Was Ty Cobb Really A Bad Person?

Ty Cobb, the first person to be inducted into major league baseball's Hall Of Fame, was regarded as being both a dirty player and a racist.  He used to sharpen the spikes on his cleats, to hurt any infielder who got in the way of his slide, so the story goes.  Off the field, according to another story, he fatally stabbed a black waiter.  Given all this, if I had been around during his heyday, I would not have wanted to run into him.  But after watching this video from PragerU, I'd say that Lee Corso's line "not so fast" might be appropriate when it comes to Cobb's posthumous reputation.

You can also watch the video on YouTube.

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