Hard Cover. New York: Edward K. Clode, 1914. First Edition. Near Fine.
Introduction by John N. Wheeler. First edition, first printing. Original publisher's mustard cloth, spine and front board lettered in dark brown. Good or better with some soiling to cloth, light toning to spine, spine lightly frayed along rear edge, hint of soiling to a few pages, and previous owner’s signature to front free endpaper. Overall, a solid copy of a notoriously scarce and fragile book. Busting 'Em was Ty Cobb's first of three books, which was ghostwritten by John N. Wheeler, who also wrote Christy Mathewson's Pitching in a Pinch. The book focuses on Cobb's reflections of the 1914 season and various events, such as the demolition of Hilltop Park, the Baker spiking, and his contentious relationships with other players and teammates. Cobb is still regarded as the greatest hitter of all-time, with a career MLB record batting average of .366, a Triple Crown, and 12 batting titles, more than any player in history. Cobb was part of the 1936 first class inducted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.