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Re: Al Kaline is dead [Re: martin] #604702
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Originally Posted by martin
What do y'all think about the talks of of MLB playing games in Arizona with no fans? I wouldn't mind them starting out that way, but I want to see the Pirates playing at PNC as soon as possible fans or no fans.


I don't like it a lot, but it's better than no baseball.


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Re: Al Kaline is dead [Re: pogo] #604703
09/04/2020 21:13
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Originally Posted by pogo
Thinking about what I actually remember about the Tigers from those days, it was Kaline and Harvey Kuenn. I was born and raised in Boston. I paid attention to the Red Sox, but admit (to my embarrassment) that I was a fan of the Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Mantle, Moose Skowron, Yankees.


How could one not have been a fan of Yogi?

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Our neighbor, for whatever reason given that he was from Virginia, was a Tigers fan. Having no kids at the time, he took me to several Sox/Tigers games. I remember him telling me to pay attention to Kaline at bat (with men on base). I remember Kaline striking out - and thinking, as a snotty 8 year old, "Berra would have hit a home run." How much we wish we knew what we were watching - and could watch it now.


Both were great players, and I will say that if I have to get one hit to win a ballgame and I can have any player hit (in his prime, of course), I'm taking Yogi. ("You only get so many hits a year. so I'm saving them.")

Al Kaline was a great player and a great person, by all accounts. I remember a play he made at Yankee Stadium, catching a ball while falling over the wall and into the front of the stands. I can still see it.

When I think of the Tigers of that era, I remember how deadly the combination of Kaline, Cash, and Colavito was. Those 1961 Tigers gave one of the great teams a run for its money.


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Re: Al Kaline is dead [Re: mikezpen] #604704
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Originally Posted by mikezpen
I assume then minors will play too.If minors don't play this season, it's a killer for the Orioles' rebuilding efforts. They'll lose 2 yrs. at least, as players are set back in their development.


If the minor leagues don't play this year, it may also take care of MLB's contraction/realignment plan for them. I'm not sure some of these clubs can survive a year with no revenue.


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Re: Al Kaline is dead [Re: carolina] #604717
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That 1961 Tigers team w/have beaten anybody else in the game.The Orioles did tie them-and also the Yankees- in that season's series, but they weren't as good I don't think.

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Re: Al Kaline is dead [Re: carolina] #604721
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Those Tigers were a very good team that probably would have won a pennant in most years, but they ran up against one of the all-time great teams.


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