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Monday, August 13, 2012
Milwaukee Sentinel, August 13, 1912:
TY COBB ATTACKED; STABBED IN THE BACK
Ty Cobb, the “Georgia peach,” star player of the Detroit Tigers, had a narrow escape from death in Detroit on Sunday night on his way to catch a train for Syracuse.
Cobb’s auto, which he was driving and in which was seated his wife, who was seeing him off, was held up about halfway between his home and the station by three men. In the struggle that followed the leading swatter of the American league was slightly cut across the back by a knife in the hands of one of the men.
[Cobb]: “I hit him and knocked him down. One of the others sailed into me, and while I was fighting with him, the man on the ground got up and drew a knife. I dodged just in time…”
Immediately below the linked article is a shorter article in which Cobb says two of the three recognized him and ran away, but the one who stabbed him didn’t know who Cobb was.
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