Rumors have swirled that author John Grisham named his son, John "Ty" Tyler, for baseball legend Ty Cobb, and even though the 52-year-old goes along with them, it isn’t the truth. He revealed to Sports Illustrated,
I tell everybody I did. And my daughter’s name is Shea. So I tell everybody it’s Shea Stadium and Ty Cobb. But it has nothing to do with it. My wife [Renee] named the kids. I had very little input. His name is actually John Tyler. My daughter, we got the name out of a baby name book.
Source: Sports Illustrated