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.
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Rated R for strong language, and for scenes of nudity and violent behavior
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Did You Know?
's hometown of Royston, GA is 20 miles from Demorest, GA; the hometown of professional baseball player Johnny Mize. Mize was a first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, and New York Yankees. He played in the Major Leagues from 1936 through 1953 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981. 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 put up with your bullshit. I give words, I interpret, I give *life* to your bullshit. And you give me nothing. *Nothing!* But grief.
You have never been this close to greatness in your short life son. And you love it.
After the credits are complete and the screen is black, Jones is heard to say "Baseball was 100% of my life." See more
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.220
Visit to the Wreckage
Written by Elliot Goldenthal See more