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    Ty Cobb Artwork. Offered is a 30" x 18" painting of the rookie Ty Cobb by artist Grant Smith. This became a bittersweet time for Cobb, as his father was killed the same week as his call up to the majors. Ty had always loved and revered his father, claiming that he was the "only man who ever made me do his bidding" .Among the last things that Ty's father bid him to do was "Don't come home a failure." It is quite possible that his father's traumatic death spurred Cobb to play baseball the way he did. When Al Stump, the ghostwriter of Cobb's autobiography, asked Cobb why he fought so hard in baseball, Cobb answered:
    I did it for my father, who was an exalted man. They killed him when he was still young. They blew his head off the same week I became a major-leaguer. He never got to see me play. Not one game, not an inning. But I knew he was watching me...and I never let him down. Never.


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    April, 2009
    26th Sunday
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