Sad news from the shadows of Michigan and Trumbull. Hall of Famer George Kell died in his sleep on Tuesday at the age of 86.
Us youngin's remember Mr. Kell from his days announcing Tigers games with Al Kaline and Ernie Harwell until his retirement in 1996 after 37 years.
More seasoned veterans will remember him as an amazing 3rd baseman who made it to the Hall of Fame in 1983. He batted .306 with 2,054 hits during his career, winning the American League batting title in 1949 for the Detroit Tigers hitting .3429. He beat out Ted Williams by .0002 percentage points. He was an All-Star 10 times during his career.
ESPN.com has a really nice piece about him.
I tried to find a youtubes of one of his broadcasts, but no luck.... anyone???