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sented by Spitball magazine. It also
was honored by Sporting News and
the Society for American Baseball
Research.
"I have been pleased by the
reaction to the book, especially
the people who say that the facts
and stories I dug up changed their
minds," Leerhsen says. "I like it
when people realize that the real
story is more interesting than the
fake one."
Kevin Braun is an associate
editor for GEORGIA Magazine. He
has a "Cobblehead" of Ty Cobb in his
collection of baseball bobbleheads.
See page 19A in the digital
edition of this month's issue
to read more about Ty Cobb,
web exclusive
web exclusive
including
stories from a family
friend who was with the ballplayer in his final days, and to learn about a vintage base
ball (they used two words back then) game
held each year that pits the Cobb team
against a team representing the Shoeless
Joe Jackson Museum in Greenville, S.C.

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Leerhsen also
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Contents
Georgia Magazine - April 2017 - Intro
Georgia Magazine - April 2017 - Cover1
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