Detroit Tigers Great George Kell Dies
March 24, 2009 at 11:35 AM (PT)
Condolences to longtime DETROIT TIGERS broadcaster and Baseball Hall of Famer GEORGE KELL, who died TUESDAY at his home in SWIFTON, AR at 86.
KELL played third base for the TIGERS, PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS, BOSTON RED SOX, CHICAGO WHITE SOX, and BALTIMORE ORIOLES, hitting over .300 from 1946 through 1953, winning the AMERICAN LEAGUE batting title in 1949 and finishing his career with a .306 average. After his playing days ended, he became a broadcaster, calling ORIOLES games in 1957, working for CBS television in 1958, then joining ERNIE HARWELL for TIGERS broadcasts from 1959 to 1996.