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Movie-A-Day #352: Cobb (1994).

December 18, 2011

Ty Cobb, who was born on this day in 1886, was one of the greatest baseball players the sport has ever seen. He was also a violent, cantankerous, racist asshole. These contradictions are brought to life vibrantly by Tommy Lee Jones, who plays the aging Georgia Peach in Ron Shelton’s “Cobb.” It’s a sad portrait of a tragic figure whose hatred for the world made him an incredibly talented athlete, but ultimately a lonely and broken man.

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