Wednesday, March 25, 2009

George Kell RIP

Sorry to hear George Kell died a few days ago.

Kell was a Hall of Fame third baseman for the Detroit Tigers in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

He won the American League batting championship in 1949, beating out a guy named Ted Williams.

But I remember Kell not as a player, but as the voice of Tiger TV broadcasts back in the 70's and 80s.

Something about Kell made watching Tiger games a little more fun; naybe it was it laid back attitude, or his Arkansas accent or his intimiate knowledge of the game.

Just wish there were more broadcasters like him today.

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