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singles. Cobb collected a pair of one
timers. " 1 - "
Ty Cobbwill defy Ban Johnson,
president of the 'American -League,
recognized -as the czar of baseball,
because of the way he" -handles'" the
national commission. -
The "Georgia Peach" intends to
"write for the papers" (before and
during the world's series.-To use-his
own words, Ty'intendsto 'cop all he
coin I can'while the copping is good."
He refuses to abide by the edict
of the AmeficairLeague head" that no
them coupled with -his 'ability to
write as' a commodity. ?
''Cobl) says -he will write several ar
ticles urider.his'owndaame'on the ap
proaching world's series.-'
"t write my own 'stuff,.' " declared
Tyrus, "and there is nothing in. the
world; to present meJusing:my knowl
edge, of the. game': and whatever writ
ing ability rjossess to bring home
the 'dollars, after the "playing season
is over. . '..!
"It' is justfas legitintate for me to
earn ' money ..by, writing as it is for
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Ty Cobb as a reporter. This photograph was.taken just before the first
game in the world's series last year, when Cobb "was talking to Christy
Mathewson; ostensibly interviewing "Bigbix."
ballplayer ; in-his' -league -shall permit
ms nameto De usea on arucies ap
pearing in newspapers -or "to write
for them. " ' '
In the,8hly interview he has grant-,
ed on this subject Ty Cobb -told The.
Day Book . correspondent that liis
baseball reputation arid his name are
his own property, and that so long
as they are in demand he. will -accept
hard, cold -currency in exchange for
other players to enter various
branches' of "business in the winter.
What is.more-to the,pointI, for one,
intend' to commercialize my reputa
tion andany ability I have.
"Perhaps my action may result in
a test case, but T,am doingonly what
I conslder'legitimate.. I know I have
the support of practically 'every-ballplayer
in the country."
Brand Rickey, new manager of tho
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