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Charles Leerhsen

Biography

Charles Leerhsen

Charles Leerhsen is a former executive editor at Sports Illustrated. He has written for Rolling Stone, Esquire and the New York Times. His books include CRAZY GOOD: The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America and BLOOD AND SMOKE: A True Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and the Birth of the Indy 500. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the writer Sarah Saffian.

Charles Leerhsen

Books by Charles Leerhsen

by Charles Leerhsen - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Sports

Ty Cobb is baseball royalty. His lifetime batting average is still the highest of all time, and when he retired in 1928, he held more than 90 records. But the numbers don’t tell half of Cobb’s tale. Setting the record straight, Charles Leerhsen pushed aside the myths and re-traced Cobb’s journey, from the shy son of a professor and state senator who was progressive on race for his time, to America’s first true sports celebrity. In the process, he tells of a life overflowing with incident and a man who cut his own path through his times.