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The Daily Chop: Tigers legend Al Kaline passes away at 85

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One of the greatest players in baseball history passed away on Monday.

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HOFer Kaline, beloved ‘Mr. Tiger,’ dies at 85

Baseball lost a legend on Monday as ‘Mr. Tiger’ Al Kaline passed away at 85. Kaline was among the greatest outfielders of all-time, and spent an astounding 67 years as a member of the Tigers organization.

The son of a broom maker grew up to become one of the greatest ever to swing a bat. No player, not even Ty Cobb, has played more games (2,834) or hit more home runs (399) in a Tigers uniform than Kaline. He’s the only player other than Cobb to lead the franchise in a cumulative offensive category, and had he hit one more homer, he would be on a list that includes only 10 players in big league history with 3,000 hits and 400 home runs. When Kaline won the American League batting title in 1955, he bested Cobb by a day to become the youngest batting champion in league history.

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