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Al Kaline - Chronology

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1934 Born December 19, in Baltimore, Maryland
1949-53 Named to all-Maryland baseball team all four year of high school
1953 Signs with the Detroit Tigers
1953 Professional debut, June 24
1968 Hits game-winning single in World Series Game Five
1974 Makes 3,000th career hit
1974 Retires from play after twenty-one seasons
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over 8 years ago

Al Kaline has been my hero since signing with the Tigers in 1953. He and I both graduated from our respective High Schools the same spring and he signed with the "Tigs"--if memory serves me right--for $35,000. A colossal bargain by today's standards.

I understand that, at the end, the Tigers offerd Al $100,000 and he declined, saying he wasn't worth it.

One of the great players (and people) of whom I'm aware.

I moved from Michigan to California in 1968 and still can't stop being a Tiger fan.

Bob Brown

Auguist 31, 2009