Katherine Pushkar

The entertaining one-act Cobb finds the deceased Detroit Tiger Hall of Famer chewing up the stage with his younger selves — and his one true ghost, Oscar Charleston, a Negro Leaguer known as ”the Black Ty Cobb.” Long fodder for print and film, Cobb’s negatives — he was racist, misogynist, arguably a sadist — have eclipsed his diamond exploits, and writer Lee Blessing begins with the bitter accusation ”You’re trying to forget me.” But, like a good bunt, the material just lays there.

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