Welcome to The Detroit Tigers Podcast, the podcast for Tigers fans, by Tigers fans. This is Episode #4, a 30-minute podcast about the American League Champion Detroit Tigers recorded live from Swifton, Arkansas, and Scottsdale, Arizona U.S.A.
You can listen to the podcast in your browser on the show blog: The Detroit Tigers Podcast. Here are some of the numbers from George Kell’s 15-year career (1943 to 1957):
- Played for Philadelphia Athletics, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles
- Career .306 hitter
- Won the 1949 American League Batting Crown by less than two ten-thousandths of a point over Ted Williams. Kell batted .34291 to Williams’ .34276
- A 10-time All Star including eight straight between 1947 and 1954. He missed the game in 1955 but was an All Star his final two seasons.
- Lowest batting average was in his rookie year when he batted .262
Mr. Kell also broadcast Tigers games on radio and TV from 1959 to 1996. He sat out one year, 1964, before returning to the booth. Download the audio file.
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