Simply put, Al Kaline was not only “Mr. Tiger”, but one of the greatest players to ever pick up a bat in Major League history! The memories he provided for Motor City baseball fans will never be forgotten, just like the one below.
Let’s throw it back to Game 1 of the 1972 ALCS, where in the 11th inning, Kaline blasted a home run to give Detroit the lead over the Oakland Athletics:
Though Oakland would unfortunately come back to win the game and series, it’s moments like this that endeared Kaline to the hearts of Tigers fans everywhere!