Thursday, July 15, 2010

Al Kaline: The Biography of a Tigers Icon

Al Kaline: The Biography of a Tigers Icon Review

I started following the Detroit tigers as a young boy in the late 1960's, towards the end of Al Kaline's playing days.

Most of my focus was on my hero, Bill Freehan, who I followed every single day, so I don't remember all the particulars about Mr. Kaline, but i do remember my Uncle, who taught me about baseball, telling me about the career of Kaline, how he played "Kaline's Corner," and how he was a very honorable man.

I will always remember watching the news, and seeing the footage of Al Kaline's 3,000th hit, and of him getting inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, but Mr. Hawkins book gave me insight to a remarkable life, and how all Kaline wanted to do was be a baseball player.

Because Mr. Hawkins covered the Tigers, and was a friend of Kaline, anyone who reads this book will see how a humble boy from the inner-city of Baltimore made himself into the best right fielder in baseball for 20 years, and more importantly, one of the great gentleman baseball, or life, has ever seen.

Thanks to Mr. Hawkins for writing this book, and can you please ask him to write one about my hero, Bill Freehan.

Al Kaline: The Biography of a Tigers Icon Overview

In the Tigers' clubhouse of today, stars Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander, and Curtis Granderson - none of whom were even born when he played in the major leagues - respectfully address him as "Mr. Kaline." Tigers fans around the country of every generation refer to him simply as "Mr. Tiger." For more than a half century, as a superstar ballplayer, television broadcaster, and front office executive, Al Kaline has personified the Detroit Tigers like no one else - including the tempestuous Ty Cobb, Hammerin' Hank Greenberg, beloved Alan Trammell, or steady George Kell - has ever done before. Now, for the first time, the life and career of this remarkable individual are presented in this compelling new biography. Learn how the skinny, shy youngster with a deformed foot and an undying love for the game went straight from high school and the sandlots of Baltimore to the big leagues where, at the age of 20, he became the youngest batting champion in baseball history. That achievement marked the start of a first-ballot Hall of Fame career that would carry him to 3,000 hits and a plaque on the hallowed wall at Cooperstown

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