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The Chalmers Race

Ty Cobb, Napoleon Lajoie, and the Controversial 1910 Batting Title That Became a National Obsession

The Chalmers Race( )
Author: Huhn, Rick
Foreword by: Alexander, Charles C.
ISBN:978-0-8032-7377-1
Publication Date:Apr 2014
Publisher:University of Nebraska Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

In 1910 auto magnate Hugh Chalmers offered an automobile to the baseball player with the highest batting average that season. What followed was a batting race unlike any before or since, between the greatest but most despised hitter, Detroit’s Ty Cobb, and the American League’s first superstar, Cleveland’s popular Napoleon Lajoie. The Chalmers Race captures the excitement of this strange contest—one that has yet to be resolved....
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