If this will cheer you up, pretty much all the negative stories about Ty Cobb are lieshttp://www.nwestiowa.com/opinion/lawrence-the-true-story-of-ty-cobb/article_67e1d120-be68-11e7-a8e1-93d66b25b4e5.html
Yup. I've read the Leerhsen book. Cobb was not a nice man, by any stretch of the imagination. But he was intelligent, was not a racist, and did not try to hurt other players deliberately. Al Stump never let the truth get in the way of a book or magazine contract.