Baseball Hall of Famer Al Kaline Passes Away At 85


According to the Detroit Free Press, Detroit Tigers legend Al Kaline has passed away at the age of 85.

Kaline played his entire big-league career with the Tigers from 1953-1974. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980. 

The cause of death has not been released. 

Nicknamed 'Mr. Tiger,' Kaline won ten Gold Gloves in right field and was selected to 18 All-Star Games, including every year between 1955 and 1967. He also played first base near the end of his career and was the Tigers' designated hitter in his last season. 

He retired soon after reaching the 3,000-hit milestone and became the Tigers' TV color commentator, a position he held until 2002.

Up to his death, Kaline still worked for the Tigers' front office.

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