Photo: Ty Cobb's bat bone?

DETROIT -- Straight from the Tigers' clubhouse, here's what I'm pretty sure is the bone Ty Cobb used to treat his bats so long ago:

In My Life in Baseball: The True Record, Cobb's autobiography, the all-time great writes/dictates:

Consider that excerpt Exhibit A for my theory that what you see above is Cobb's "bat bone." Exhibit B is this from the always unimpeachable Wikipedia: "As of 1999, when the Tigers completed their tenure at Tiger Stadium, a bone remained a fixture in the clubhouse on a table next to the bat rack."

So, yes: That's the bone Ty Cobb used for the care and feeding of his bats. I'm going with that. 

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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