From Library Journal
This biography begins at the apogee of Hall of Famer Cochrane's lifeAscoring the winning run of the 1935 World SeriesAbefore focusing on the years leading up to that point. Although less space is devoted to the post-1935 years, those chapters, particularly the ones concerning Cochrane's life after baseball, constitute some of the strongest parts of the book. The author, a baseball writer and historian, painstakingly refutes the oft-repeated canard that Ty Cobb supported Cochrane financially in his later years and shows that while that time may not have been the happiest in the catcher's life, he was not destitute. Bevis is to be commended for thoroughly researching relevant books, newspapers, and magazines as well as conducting extensive interviews of primary sources. The input of Cochrane's youngest daughter and other family members and friends was particularly helpful in this solid retelling. Recommended for all libraries.AJohn M. Maxymuk, Rutgers Univ. Lib., Camden, NJ
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"Bevis is to be commended for thoroughly researching relevant books, newspapers, and magazines.... Recommended for all libraries" -- Library Journal
"Charlie Bevis has written a quality biography, one sorely needed...makes a good case for Cochrane as the 'greatest'" -- Sports Collectors Digest
"follows the life of the former Athletic and Tiger" -- USA Today Baseball Weekly
"outstanding" -- World-Wide Collectors Digest
"this thorough baseball biography is long overdue" --Legends Sports Memorabilia