Award news: Heart of a Tiger wins Spitball’s CASEY

January 21, 2014 · 1 comment

Heart of a Tiger: Growing Up with My Grandfather, Ty Cobb by Herschel Cobb, has been chosen as winner of the 2013 CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year by Spitball Magazine.

From the Spitball post:

The searing, sometimes horrifying, story about how Ty Cobb rescued his grandson from Herschel’s abusive father becomes in the hands of the author an inspiring and beautifully-told memoir. The book received first, second, and third place votes to win the 31st CASEY Award by two points over the closest rival. Judge C. Paul Rogers III said, “No one who reads Heart of a Tiger will ever view Ty Cobb quite the same again. In a beautifully conceived and written memoir, fashioned without apology and set in the backdrop of a dysfunctional family for which Ty Cobb was undoubtedly to blame, his grandson shows the loving, caring, and giving side of a Cobb who is trying to make amends for his earlier failings as a parent. It is a compelling book which is hard to set aside and which stuck with me long after I closed the covers.”

Cobb will received his award at the annual CASEY Banquet on Sunday, March 9, at 2 p.m. at Crosley’s Sports Bar & Eatery, 4910 Vine Street, St. Bernard, OH (a suburb of Cincinnati).

A list of the finalists can be found here. (I have been told that 501 received a couple of nominations.)

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  • jlmulls2

    On my list – now it will move up on that list. Always interested in Cobb and that time period.

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