Heart of a Tiger:
Growing up with My Grandfather, Ty Cobb

Herschel Cobb

Thursday, April 1, 2021

5:30 PM

Author Herschel Cobb will give a virtual book talk about his recent work: Heart of a Tiger: Growing up with My Grandfather, Ty Cobb. The book tells the complex story of one of baseball’s most legendary (and controversial) figures from the perspective of his own family.

Herschel Cobb, the grandson of the baseball great, grew up in a chaotic, destructive household. His father was cruel and abusive, and his mother was an adulterous alcoholic. After his father died, when Herschel was eight, he and his sister and brother began to spend a portion of each summer with his grandfather at his home in Atherton, California, or at his cabin at Lake Tahoe. Despite his reputation for being fiercely aggressive, even combative, Ty Cobb was able to restore love and stability to the family of his embattled grandchildren. Heart of a Tiger gives a new look at the legacy of one of the all-time greats and shows how even the most famous of families can struggle and heal.


The book discussion will be moderated by Proprietor Jake Elwell.

To register, please send a request to info@portsmouthathenaeum.org.