Lowe: Tigers legend Al Kaline dies at 85

From John Lowe at the Detroit Free Press on April 6, 2020:

Al Kaline, who in a long and unique Detroit Tigers lifetime grew from youthful batting champion to Hall of Famer to distinguished elder statesman, died Monday afternoon at his home in Bloomfield Hills. He was 85.

A cause of death was not immediately available. John Morad, a close friend of the family, confirmed the news to the Free Press after speaking with Kaline’s younger son, Mike. 

Kaline is survived by another son, Mark, and his wife, Madge Louise Hamilton

In 22 seasons with the Tigers, most of them as a marvelous right fielder, Kaline played in more games and hit more homers than anyone else in club history, and he compiled a batting résumé second only to Ty Cobb’s.

Read the full article here: https://www.freep.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2020/04/06/al-kaline-dies-detroit-tigers/505371001/

Originally published: April 6, 2020. Last Updated: April 6, 2020.