Tom Stanton is the author of Ty And The Babe (St. Martins), which chronicles the fierce rivalry between the trash-talking Ty Cobb and the hard-hitting and hard-living Babe Ruth.
As a baseball buff, Stanton misses the level of intensity the two brought to the sport, and adds, It was more than a rivalry, they were competing for the direction of the game of baseball.
Though Ruth and Cobb are both legends, Stanton says people dont know the real behind-the-bases facts of the notorious sluggers, and says the early 90s film Cobb, starring Tommy Lee Jones as Ty Cobb was a major-league strike-out.
Stanton says The movie made Ty look like this horrific person, the Satan of Baseball, which he wasnt. There was a lot more to him.
Adds Stanton, Id love for another movie to be made. Its an iconic story. Its colorful and sweet, but tragic and sad, too.
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