Albert William Kaline (Mr. Tiger)
Positions: Rightfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.
Born: December 19, 1934 in Baltimore, MD
High School: Southern HS (Baltimore , MD)
Signed by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent (bonus baby) in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 25, 1953 (Age 18.188, 8,626th in MLB history) vs. PHA 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1954 season [*]
Team: Tigers 1953-1974
Last Game: October 2, 1974 (Age 39.287) vs. BAL 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1980 (340/385 ballots).
View Al Kaline Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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