Local author Herschel Cobb to speak at Menlo Park Library on Nov. 1

by Contributed Content on October 28, 2014

Local author Herschel Cobb will talk about his book, Heart of a Tiger: Growing up with My Grandfather, Ty Cobb, during a free program to be presented by the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, November 1.

Ty Cobb, “The Georgia Peach,” played 22 years as an outfielder for the Detroit Tigers, setting set 90 Major League Baseball records during his career. He was an inaugural inductee in the Baseball Hall of Fame. To Herschel Cobb, though, Ty was “Granddaddy.”

In his memoir, the Menlo Park resident shares reminiscences about summers spent with his grandfather at Ty Cobb’s Atherton home, as well as his Lake Tahoe cabin. The younger Cobb’s memories are of another, less-known legacy of the baseball great: the enormous power of a grandparent to provide stability, love and guidance.

The free author appearance is presented by the Menlo Park Library, and will take place at 11:00 am at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel Street. Free wheelchair accessible van service is available for Menlo Park area seniors and people with disabilities. Call 330-2512 for van reservations.

Books will be available for purchase and signing after the event. For event details, visit http://www.menlopark.org/library, or e-mail John Weaver, Menlo Park Library Outreach Coordinator, at weaver@plsinfo.org.

Photo of Herschel Cobb by Scott R. Kline

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