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TSN Archives: Al Kaline, 16 years a Tiger, finally on a winner (Oct. 5, 1968)

This story, by legendary Detroit columnist and longtime TSN contributor Joe Falls, first appeared in the Oct. 5, 1968, issue of The Sporting News, after the Tigers and Detroit icon Al Kaline had clinched a spot in what would be a classic World Series they won over the Cardinals, four games to three. It had been more than 13 years since a 20-year-old Kaline, already in his third major league season, had a two-homer inning against the Athletics that was chronicled in TSN’s pages. The story’s close: “Detroit is convinced ‘The Kid’ has arrived.” Indeed he had.
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Cabrera passes Al Kaline for career hits

HOUSTON, TX (WKZO AM/FM) – Miguel Cabrera has passed Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer Al Kaline for major league career hits. Cabrera hit his 3,007 and 3,008 hits last night against the Houston Astros. Kaline used to call the Tigers star the best hitter he had ever seen before...
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Miguel Cabrera passes Al Kaline on major league career hits list

(WXYZ) — Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera passed Hall of Famer Al Kaline on the major league career hits list Thursday night. Cabrera's fourth-inning single — his second hit of the night against the Houston Astros — was No. 3007. Cabrera added No. 3008 on a ninth-inning single.
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Al Kaline Turned Down a Raise in 1971 — That Would Never Happen Now

In this day of big-time money being thrown around to pro athletes, let me remind you of a story about the great Al Kaline. Of course, everyone remembers Kaline as the Hall of Fame right fielder of the Detroit Tigers. He played 22 years for the Detroit Tigers. In 1971, the Tigers offered him a $10,000 raise which would give him a $100,000 contract overall. Can you believe that the great Al Kaline was only making 100,000 dollars? I was in the sixth grade in 1971.
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Al Kaline Turned Down a Raise in 1971 — That Would Never Happen Now

In this day of big-time money being thrown around to pro athletes, let me remind you of a story about the great Al Kaline. Of course, everyone remembers Kaline as the Hall of Fame right fielder of the Detroit Tigers. He played 22 years for the Detroit Tigers. In 1971, the Tigers offered him a $10,000 raise which would give him a $100,000 contract overall. Can you believe that the great Al Kaline was only making 100,000 dollars? I was in the sixth grade in 1971.
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Al Kaline lot sells for more than double early estimates, auction house says

Al Kaline finished his career with 399 home runs. Let's give him one more. The high-profile auction of more than 400 Kaline-owned items proved a major hit, bringing in more than $1.64 million, more than double the early estimates, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions announced Monday. The auction ran from Thursday through...
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The Trials, Tribulations, and Challenges of Al Kaline

Although Al Kaline obviously deserved the many accolades he received as an exceptional athlete with admirable personal characteristics, misconceptions have long existed regarding the severity of challenges he faced in his youth and during his 22-year professional baseball career. This article will address a litany of circumstances that he encountered and explain how he overcame most of them. Before discussing specific instances, however, the causes of those misconceptions should be identified.
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Awards, jerseys of Detroit Tigers legend Al Kaline to be sold at auction

Over the course of Al Kaline’s legendary 22-year Hall of Fame career with the Detroit Tigers that included the 1968 World Champion becoming the youngest player to win an American League batting title, being selected to 18 All-Star games and winning 10 Gold Glove awards, he had amassed a large collection of game-used memorabilia, autographed baseballs, awards, and photographs.
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