Charles Leerhsen

Charles Leerhsen is a former executive editor at Sports Illustrated. He has written for Rolling Stone, Esquire and The New York Times. His books include Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America and Blood and Smoke: A True Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and the Birth of the Indy 500. He is the winner of the SABR Baseball Research Award. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the writer Sarah Saffian.Visit him at

Books by this Author

Ty Cobb
Blood and Smoke
Crazy Good


History in Five: The Real Ty Cobb

Former Sports Illustrated executive Charles Leerhsen and author of 'Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty', discusses the legacy of the baseball legend.