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A reporter hired to write the 'official' biography of Ty Cobb discovers just how dark the baseball legend's real story is.

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Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ball-player ever,' in his words. However, when Stump spends time with Cobb, interviewing him and beginning to write, he realizes that the general public opinion is largely correct. In Stump's presence, Cobb is angry, violent, racist, misogynistic, and incorrigibly abusive to everyone around him. Torn between printing the truth by plumbing the depths of Cobb's dark soul and grim childhood, and succumbing to Cobb's pressure for a whitewash of his character and a simple baseball tale of his greatness, Stump writes two different books. One book is for Cobb, the other for the public. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Everyone hated this baseball legend. And he loved it.

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Rated R for strong language, and for scenes of nudity and violent behavior | See all certifications »

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2 December 1994 (USA)  »

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Cobb - A Lenda  »

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$1,007,583 (USA)
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Trivia

Most of the scenes filmed in a ballpark were filmed at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama. Rickwood Field is designed from the old Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. See more »

Goofs

Cobb is seen being treated by a black nurse at Emory University Hospital shortly before his death. In 1961, Georgia hospitals and their staff were still strictly segregated. See more »

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Ty Cobb: [dictating his biography to Stump] 'Cobb, a prince among men, misunderstood in his genius, as genius always is'...
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Ty Cobb: This is the second line from what will be the greatest biography of a great man ever written - type it!
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Crazy Credits

The latter half of the credits has a voiceover by Jones, narrating as Cobb, regarding the finer points of batting and other aspects of baseball, and how he regretted not going to college, and should have been a doctor. See more »

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The Ball Game
Written by Wynona Carr
Performed by Sister Wynona Carr
Courstsey of Fantasy Inc
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Greatness is often misunderstood....
5 February 2001 | by (Ft Gratiot, Michigan) – See all my reviews

People do not realize what it takes to be the best. In order to be the best you certainly need to have athletic ability, but you also have to be born with a burning, unending passion to excel beyond all others. This can not be taught or learned. This trait has to be innate. And with such a trait some negatives also follow. I believe the movie did a remarkable job painting the picture of a man who loathed failure. In everything he did, he won. Perhaps some more liberally minded people view it as he lost in life due to his lack of friends, but in his eyes he did what he had to do. Robert Wuhl did a nice job in his role, but Tommy Lee Jones was awesome. The power and presence of Cobb the man was conveyed perfectly on screen by Jones. This movie is a must have for anyone who has an appreciation for victory.


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