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    • Fall from Grace

    • The Truth and Tragedy of "Shoeless Joe" Jackson
    • By: Tim Hornbaker
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Considered by Ty Cobb as the "finest natural hitter in the history of the game," "Shoeless Joe" Jackson is ranked with the greatest players to ever step onto a baseball diamond. With a career .356 batting average - which is still ranked third all-time - the man from Pickens County, South Carolina, was on his way to becoming one of the greatest players in the sport's history. That is until the "Black Sox" scandal of 1919, which shook baseball to its core.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story about a good man and the strong woman behind him.

    • By J. L. on 04-30-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • War on the Basepaths

    • The Definitive Biography of Ty Cobb
    • By: Tim Hornbaker
    • Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    During his 24-year career, Ty Cobb was an MVP, a Triple Crown-winner, and a 12-time batting champion and was elected in the inaugural ballot for the National Baseball Hall of Fame (along with Honus Wagner, Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson). As someone who retired from the game over 85 years ago, he is still the leader for career batting average; second in runs, hits, and triples; and a mainstay in dozens of other categories.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Two Cobb Books, One Review of a Maligned Legacy

    • By Jonathan Love on 05-17-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Turning the Black Sox White

    • The Misunderstood Legacy of Charles A. Comiskey
    • By: Tim Hornbaker
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Charles Albert “The Old Roman” Comiskey was a larger-than-life figure - a man who had precision in his speech and who could work a room with handshakes and smiles. Through rigorous research from the National Archives, newspapers, and various other publications, Tim Hornbaker not only tells the full story of Comiskey’s incredible life and the sport at the time, but also debunks the “Black Sox” controversy, showing that Comiskey was not the reason that the Sox threw the 1919 World Series.

    Regular price: $24.95