Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Mr Tiger's milestone 3000th hit came off on September 24, 1974, on the road in Baltimore. Why was this extra special for Kaline?||Al Kaline: Mr. Tiger
Baltimore is his hometown. His 3000th hit came off of Dave McNally of the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, where Al Kaline was born and raised and learned to play the game.
2834. In those games, Al had over 10,000 at-bats, 1583 runs batted in, and 1622 runs scored.
18. He was selected 15 out his 22 seasons, but the years of 1959, 1960, and 1961, had two All-Star selections each year, to give him 18 selections.
1980. He was a first-ballot electee to the hall. He received 340 out of 385 votes to join the hall. The voters are the members of the Baseball Writers Association of America, who have 10 or more years covering baseball.
|A Gold Glove Award is presented to the top defensive player at each position. How many Gold Glove awards Kaline win in his 22 seasons?||Al Kaline: Mr. Tiger
10. Injuries in his latter years kept Al from playing full seasons, reducing his playing time, and his defensive statistics to qualify for the award. Kaline won his gold gloves in 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, and 1967.
|Al was known as one of baseball's best outfielders, but was an all around player. How many games did he play at third base?||Al Kaline: Mr. Tiger
2. Al played third base during one game in 1961, and one game in 1965. Al also played first base during his career.
|Hitting triples is said to be the most exciting play in baseball. How many triples did Kaline hit in his 22 seasons?||Al Kaline: Mr. Tiger
75. Before foot ailments and other injuries slowed him down, Kaline was a speedster in his early years. His season high for triples was 10 in 1956.
|Al won the American League batting title in 1955 at the age of 20. What was his league leading average that year?||Al Kaline: Mr. Tiger
340. Al Kaline was the youngest person to win a batting title. He was one day younger than the previous youngest, another Tiger named Ty Cobb. Cobb batted .350 in 1907 to win the title. Kaline was born on December 19, 1934. Cobb was born on the 18th, 1886.
1953. Kaline's first game came on June 25, 1953, against the Philadelphia Athetics in Shibe Park. He had one at-bat, no hits. Al went straight to the Majors from high school, with no time spent in the Minors.