Happy 85th birthday,Al Kaline !!!!

Author Topic: Happy 85th birthday,Al Kaline !!!!  (Read 349 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

handsomebrady65

  • handsomebrady65
  • -Tards-
  • Posts: 2833
  • Karma: +31
    • brady_baylis
Happy 85th birthday,Al Kaline !!!!
« on: December 19, 2019, 09:10:32 am »
Yes,Mr. Tiger,Baltimore,Md's own Albert William Kaline is 85 today. He was one of my favourite ballplayers as a lad, and got his 3,000th hit in his hometown off the Orioles' Dave McNally,much better known for his and Andy Messersmith's successful challenge to Organized Baseball's odious reserve clause which bound players to their club in perpetuity unless traded,released or sold. (Arbitrator Peter Seitz' decisive vote ended this noxious practice Dec. 23,1975 .) Happy birthday ,Number Six,and hopefully you'll have many,many more !!!
Texas LonghornsDetroit TigersDetroit PistonsDetroit LionsDetroit Red Wings

Outlaw

  • -Nutter-
  • Posts: 1075
  • Karma: +92
Re: Happy 85th birthday,Al Kaline !!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2019, 09:20:07 am »
Kaline was a great ballplayer. Pops used to tell me stories about the '68 Tigers with Kaline, Cash, McLain and Lolich. He always said the '68 series between the Tigers and the Cards was one of the greatest ever. The year of the pitcher. McLain was the last pitcher in the modern era to win 30 or more games in a season and Bob Gibson for the Cardinals finished with a 1.12 ERA. We'll never see those numbers from pitchers again.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2019, 09:21:52 am by Outlaw »
Chicago CubsChicago BearsChicago Blackhawks

Steve in HTown

  • -Admin-
  • Posts: 25603
  • Karma: +361
    • stucknut
Re: Happy 85th birthday,Al Kaline !!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2019, 09:28:13 am »
they named batteries after him
Texas LonghornsMiami MarlinsSacramento KingsCleveland Browns

Outlaw

  • -Nutter-
  • Posts: 1075
  • Karma: +92
Re: Happy 85th birthday,Al Kaline !!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2019, 09:31:24 am »
Chicago CubsChicago BearsChicago Blackhawks

handsomebrady65

  • handsomebrady65
  • -Tards-
  • Posts: 2833
  • Karma: +31
    • brady_baylis
Re: Happy 85th birthday,Al Kaline !!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2019, 09:40:27 am »
Kaline had three homeruns washed away due to inclement weather, which left him with 399 dingers !!!!
Texas LonghornsDetroit TigersDetroit PistonsDetroit LionsDetroit Red Wings

Steve in HTown

  • -Admin-
  • Posts: 25603
  • Karma: +361
    • stucknut
Re: Happy 85th birthday,Al Kaline !!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2019, 09:42:28 am »
Kaline had three homeruns washed away due to inclement weather, which left him with 399 dingers !!!!

399 is not enough to get into the HOF.  he needs at least 500.
Texas LonghornsMiami MarlinsSacramento KingsCleveland Browns

frankinhouston

  • -Member-
  • Posts: 6689
  • Karma: +78
  • Hello!
    • @harryhooper8
Re: Happy 85th birthday,Al Kaline !!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2019, 07:49:23 pm »
3007 hits.

f
Texas A&M AggiesHouston AstrosHouston RocketsHouston Texans

handsomebrady65

  • handsomebrady65
  • -Tards-
  • Posts: 2833
  • Karma: +31
    • brady_baylis
Re: Happy 85th birthday,Al Kaline !!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2019, 09:49:31 am »
Steve,Kaline played from 1953-74,long before the steroids era,and was one of the best-fielding-and-throwing rightfielders in MLB history . He also was the American League's second-fastest runner after Mickey Mantle,and a worthy first-ballot Hall-Of-Fame choice in 1980 .
Texas LonghornsDetroit TigersDetroit PistonsDetroit LionsDetroit Red Wings