RIP Mr. Tiger

Mugsy's Jock

Eli apologist
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Dec 28, 2000
Bi-Coastal, for the time being
Between Tiger King, the tiger getting Coronavirus at the Bronx Zoo, and this -- it's been a really shitty couple of weeks to be a tiger.

RIP, Al. Never spent a minute in the minor leagues, and was never anything but excellent.


Well-Known Member
Gold Supporter
SoSH Member
Aug 25, 2005
Such a graceful athlete, in the field, on the bases, throwing. Reaching the majors at 18, winning a batting title at 20! Starring in the 1968 Series after telling Mayo Smith he didn’t deserve to be in the lineup. Such a humble man. He was to Detroit what Stan Musial was to St. Louis.


SoSH Member
Jul 19, 2005
Blackstone MA
I am betting that I am not the only SOSH'r who fell in love with baseball when they got an Al Kaline model glove.

Philip Jeff Frye

SoSH Member
Oct 23, 2001
My high school biology teacher in 1978 pointed out that you could always remember how to spell alkaline by thinking of Al Kaline. I think I was the only person in the class who knew what he was talking about.


SoSH Member
Dec 1, 2000
“Son, Mr. Kaline will let you know it’s a strike by doubling off the wall.” Always loved that line.

RIP, Mr Tiger. Very sad that couldn’t see one more opening day in Detroit.