[Ads-l] pull(ing) (off) a PN (Ty Cobb) stunt

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Mon Feb 8 10:22:25 EST 2021

[14 Jun 1909] ....Cruikshank pulled off a Ty Cobb stunt. The first man up in the ninth hit a short fly to right, Cruikshank rushed in in time to grab the ball and throw the runner out at first. The Courier, Waterloo Iowa 2/5]

Lots of later (and maybe earlier) "Ty Cobb stunt" usages.

Was Ty Cobb the earliest PN for such trademark stunts?


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