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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 05:58 PM

Hall of Fame outfielder and Detroit Tigers legend Al Kaline dies at 85

Source: ESPN

Al Kaline, a Hall of Famer who played all 22 years of his career in Detroit, earning the nickname "Mr. Tiger,"  died Monday, a team official confirmed to ESPN. Kaline was 85.

Kaline, an All-Star in 15 seasons and a 10-time Gold Glove winner in right field, retired shortly after recording his 3,000 hit in 1974 and joined the Tigers' broadcasting team. He continued to work for the Tigers after his retirement from the booth in 2002.

He became the first Tiger to have his number retired, with the "No. 6" by which he was known in the clubhouse going up on the walls in 1980. He was also elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame that year, his first on the ballot.

The cause of death was not immediately known, but the Detroit News reported that Kaline had recently suffered a stroke.

Read more: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29001986/hall-fame-outfielder-detroit-tigers-legend-al-kaline-dies-85

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Reply Hall of Fame outfielder and Detroit Tigers legend Al Kaline dies at 85 (Original post)
Wednesdays Apr 6 OP
Hassler Apr 6 #1
brokephibroke Apr 6 #2
Captain Zero Apr 6 #4
maddogesq Apr 6 #3
lastlib Apr 6 #5
Mendocino Apr 6 #6
Mendocino Apr 6 #7
bucolic_frolic Apr 6 #8
patphil Apr 6 #9
DownriverDem Apr 6 #10
GeorgeGist Apr 6 #11
Yeehah Apr 6 #12
tavernier Apr 6 #13
Lord Ludd Apr 6 #14
JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 8 #15
ProfessorGAC Apr 8 #16

Response to Wednesdays (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:01 PM

1. One of my childhood sports heroes.

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Response to Hassler (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:05 PM

2. He was a sports hero for all kids

Growing up in the 60s. Him and Boog Powell.

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Response to brokephibroke (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:18 PM

4. As a 60s kid, your card collection needed Al Kaline

To be a true collection. No matter which team you rooted for. RIP #6

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Response to Wednesdays (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:11 PM

3. As a child growing up in suburban Detroit...

Kaline and the rest of the Ď68 Tigers were icons and role models. Because I couldnít play Little League due to a visual impairment, I lived my baseball dreams through them.

2030, please go away...😢

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Response to Wednesdays (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:20 PM

5. A great player--one I greatly admired!

My first memory of him was from the 1968 World Series. He had a home run, and scored on a double play in one game.

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Response to Wednesdays (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:20 PM

6. A great player

and a true gentleman. I don't follow sports anymore, but in the day... .

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:29 PM

7. Mr. Tiger 3000

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Response to Wednesdays (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:37 PM

8. 1968 World Series



Never forget it.

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Response to Wednesdays (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:58 PM

9. Excellent player, very underrated in the age of Mantle, Mays and Aaron.

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Response to Wednesdays (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 08:02 PM

10. Loved in Detroit

Great player! Mr. Baseball!

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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 08:49 PM

11. My favorite Tiger growing up. /nt

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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 08:55 PM

12. A true great of the game.

RIP

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Response to Wednesdays (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:09 PM

13. I saw him play at the old stadium.

Same place I saw Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris play.
Iím really old.

RIP Mr. Tiger.

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Response to Wednesdays (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:23 PM

14. Kaline, (Norm) Cash, (Rocky) Colavito

Those 1961 Tigers gave my Yankees almost more than they could handle.
One of the best teams that failed to win the pennant.

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Response to Wednesdays (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:45 AM

15. RIP, Al. nt

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Response to Wednesdays (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:49 AM

16. Had An Incorrect Nickname

When I was a kid he had, for a short time, the nickname "Salty". It was a play on his name which, take out the space, is alkaline. Thought it was clever when I was a kid.
Later I figured out that the vast majority of alkaline compounds are not salts.
My ejamacation ruined it for me!!!

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