Tuesday, May 5, 2015

#600 Al Kaline

Mr. Tiger….HOF…22 seasons for Detroit…an icon for the franchise….13 consecutive All Star Games plus two more in 1971 and his last season 1974…consistent…never played in the minors, signed out of high school…did everything well, speed in the early years, fielding, respectable power, leadership...popular too…. Crowning season was early in his career, 1955 when he hit a league leading 200 hits, .340 BA and 321 total bases added with 27 home runs and 102 RBIs…next year put up similar number but did not lead league in any category….Received Gold Gloves for 10 of a 11 year stretch…from the years of 1967 on established himself in a 4 outfielder rotation with Willie Horton, Mickey Stanley, and Jim Northrup….Career numbers 2834  games, 10116 Abs, 1622 runs , 3007 hits, 498 doubles, 75 triples, 399 Home Runs, 1582 RBIs.


  1. Hey, that's close to the same pose as Billy Martin's card in this set...minus the middle finger of course!

  2. You're right I've never noticed that before. I see Al and Billy as polar opposites.