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>
Everyone hated this baseball legend. And he loved it.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong language, and for scenes of nudity and violent behavior
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Did You Know?
The fastball to the head Cobb refers to concerning Mickey Cochrane
took place at Yankee stadium, and was tossed by Yankees pitcher Bump Hadley. See more
In the panoramic shot of of downtown Reno, modern-day casinos are visible that did not exist when Ty Cobb
lived in the area. See more
I started playing baseball when I was a kid like everybody else but better than everybody else.
After the credits are complete and the screen is black, Jones is heard to say "Baseball was 100% of my life." See more
Theme from A Summer Place
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