By John P. Tierney
yet then in 1913 Coombs gotten smaller typhoid fever, a affliction that fee the right-hander seasons on the top of his occupation. And whereas he battled his long ago, pitching good in his comeback season of 1915 after which major the Brooklyn Robins to the realm sequence in 1916, he was once by no means back the dominant pitcher he were. Coombs went directly to a protracted profession as a trainer for Duke collage, and wrote the most very popular tutorial books on baseball ever published.
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Jack Coombs: A Life in Baseball by John P. Tierney