Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 8/13/12
One hundred years ago today, baseball's biggest star left a carjacker dead on the streets of the Motor City. "In 1912 -- and you can write this down -- I killed a man in Detroit," Ty Cobb told his biographer. Maybe. It's been a century since the attack and over 50 years since Cobb told his life story to sportswriter Al Stump, and to this day, no one is 100 percent sure what happened near Tiger Stadium. Did Cobb really kill someone? Was it a story he exaggerated in his dying days? Or was it Stump that changed the tale to help book sales? What we do know is that something did happen that day. Cobb and his wife were driving to the train depot, where he would be meeting his teammates for a trip to New York. As they drove down Trumbull Avenue, they could see the skeleton of the giant Michigan Central Station rising in the distance. Maybe they even mentioned it -- how Detroit's brand-new baseball stadium was going to joined on the skyline by the world's tallest station. Or maybe they ...
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