Wednesday, March 16, 2011

George Kell....TV voice of Tiger baseball

I grew up watching the Tigers on our local channel 3 out of Kalamazoo where on Saturday afternoon we could watch Tiger baseball with George Kell being the play-by-play and Al Kaline providing the commentary...great memories watching Chet Lemon with his one handed catches in centerfield which was totally against the way I had been taught to catch a fly ball ( 2 hands!!!)   :)....Steve Kemp, Tito Fuentes, Willie Horton, Jason Thompson, Aurelio Rodriguez, John Wockenfuss, John Hiller, Rusty " I get thrown out at first base from left field" Staub, Dave Rozema, and of course, Mark "The Bird" Fidrych and many others from the late '70s before the great Tiger days of '84....the warm day today got me thinking of baseball again!

Anyways, here's a card I picked up from ebay a week or so ago...price was too good to pass up....just under ten bucks with shipping....nice card but with the old style uniform....I thought it a beaut of a card ( although a darker blue would have been cool)....the scan does not quite do justice as it has a slight refractor shimmer to it...let me know what you think.

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