Al Kaline

Al Kaline

The Biography of A Tigers Icon

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Triumph Books

For more than a half century, as a superstar ballplayer, television broadcaster, and front office executive, Al Kaline has personified the Detroit Tigers like no one else. In the Tigers' clubhouse of today, stars such as Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander—neither of whom were even born when he played in the major leagues—respectfully address him as "Mr. Kaline." Tigers fans around the country of every generation refer to him simply as "Mr. Tiger." Now, for the first time, the life and career of this remarkable individual are presented in this compelling new biography. Learn how the skinny, shy youngster with a deformed foot and an undying love for the game of baseball went straight from high school and the sandlots of Baltimore to the big leagues where, at the age of 20, he became the youngest batting champion in baseball history. That achievement marked the start of a first-ballot Hall of Fame career that would carry him to 3,000 hits and a plaque on the hallowed wall at Cooperstown.

Baker & Taylor
Explores the life of a hall-of-famer who overcame a deformed foot to go directly from high school to the big leagues, became the youngest batting champion in major league history, and went on to play with the Detroit Tigers.

Independent Publishing Group

For more than a half century, as a superstar ballplayer, television broadcaster, and front office executive, Al Kaline has personified the Detroit Tigers like no one else. In the Tigers' clubhouse of today, stars such as Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander—neither of whom were even born when he played in the major leagues—respectfully address him as "Mr. Kaline." Tigers fans around the country of every generation refer to him simply as "Mr. Tiger." Now, for the first time, the life and career of this remarkable individual are presented in this compelling new biography. Learn how the skinny, shy youngster with a deformed foot and an undying love for the game of baseball went straight from high school and the sandlots of Baltimore to the big leagues where, at the age of 20, he became the youngest batting champion in baseball history. That achievement marked the start of a first-ballot Hall of Fame career that would carry him to 3,000 hits and a plaque on the hallowed wall at Cooperstown.

Baker
& Taylor

Explores the amazing life of a hall-of-famer who overcame a deformed foot to go directly from high school to the big leagues, at age 20 became the youngest batting champion in major league history and went on to play out a storied career with the Detroit Tigers.

Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Triumph Books, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781600783142
1600783147
Branch Call Number: BIO Kaline, A 2010
Characteristics: 272 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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