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Former MLB player and annoucner George Kell dies

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by mustangj17, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Had only 13 strikeouts in 1949. Fewest ever for a batting champ. There's a record that will never be broken.

    http://freep.com/article/20090324/SPORTS02/90324034/Hall+of+Fame+Tiger+George+Kell++86++dies

    (link updated)
     
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Damn. An awesome public speaker.

    In fairness, I thought he left us a decade ago. Glad he made it this long. RIP.
     
  3. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Story has some major errors, but the main fact is right.
     
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Hall of Famer George Kell. Jeez. The first post makes it sound like he was some utility outfielder.

    RIP.
     
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I think Kell got in as much for his broadcasting career as his playing days. He did kind of hopskotch his way across the AL. The Veterans Committee thought him worthy (selected 26 years after his retirement as a player.)

    Take his playing days alone and he's Jack Morris' bunkmate in the HOPG. But as a broadcaster, he was a no-brainer.
     
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    What does everyone have against utility men?
     
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    He played third his whole career. He was no utility man.
     
  8. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I know... sort of a crossthread, nevermind.
     
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    You forgot the crossthread font. :D
     
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I sincerely hope that the wake will be in Cincinnatuh at the HO-tel. Mr. Campbell will be waiting for him in the lobby. [detroitsj memory]
     
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