Video: George Kell Interviews ’68 Pennant Winners (Part 2 of 3)

Here’s the second installment, starting with George Kell’s interview with Al Kaline, who scored the pennant-winning run.

Ten years later, Kell and Kaline would be paired up in the Tigers’ TV booth. Later, Kell and sidekick Larry Osterman talk to Dick Tracewski and Jim Price.

Here’s part one.

Tigers Today: June 30, 2010

BallBatGrass.jpgTigers’ Record:

41-35, 2nd place; 1/2-game behind Minnesota

Today’s Game

Tigers @ Twins | 1:10 p.m. ET – Target Field | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Andy Oliver (0-1, 3.00 ERA) vs. Kevin Slowey (7-5, 4.79 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Twins 11 – Tigers 4

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Tigers Today: June 3, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 27-25, 2nd place; 3.5 GB Minnesota

Today’s Game

Tigers vs. Indians | 1:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Rick Porcello (4-5, 5.27 ERA) vs. LHP David Huff (2-6, 5.54 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 3 – Indians 0

Tigers History Lesson

Today’s Birthdays

On this Date in Tigers History

Tigers Today: June 2, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 25-26, 2nd place; 4.5 GB of Minnesota

Today’s Game

Tigers vs. Indians | 7:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Armando Galarraga (1-1, 4.50 ERA) vs. RHP Fausto Carmona (4-3, 3.69 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Indians 3 – Tigers 2

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Tigers Today: May 18, 2010

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Tigers’ Record: 22-16, 2nd place; 2 GB Minnesota

Today’s Game

Tigers vs. White Sox | 1:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 & 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Rick Porcello (3-3, 6.08 ERA) vs. Freddy Garcia (2-2, 4.75 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Rain Out

Tigers History Lesson

On this Date in Tigers History

  • 1912 — The Tigers use a team of replacement players against the Philadelphia A’s. With 19 players on strike in protest of the recent suspension of Ty Cobb, manager Hughie Jennings recruits college players and a number of local semipro players to avoid a forfeit and fine. Detroit loses to the Athletics, 24-2, as pitcher Al Travers gives up all 24 runs on 26 hits.
  • 1946 — The Tigers acquired third baseman George Kell from the Philadelphia Athletics for outfielder Barney McCosky.
  • 1982Larry Herndon hits three home runs in an 11-9 win over the A’s, and in the process becomes the 14th player in major-league history to hit homers in four-consecutive plate appearances. On May 16, he homered in his final at bat to give the Tigers a 7-6 victory over the Twins.