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Al Kaline died  today on the 6th, his retired Tigers number. The loss of a Hall of Famer in April will not get a moment of silence all through baseball this year. Perhaps no season so far is because for the gentle man known as Mr. Tiger, a moment is just not enough.

Al Kaline was special to me in so many ways. When my mom was a little girl h was her favorite Tiger at the beginning of his carer. (She even had is rookie card!)

My mom told me the 1968 World Series is probably why I became a huge baseball fan. In 1968 World Series games weren’t all night games and Thursday, October 10, game 7, was  day game. My dad was at work, the baby was asleep and mommy was watching the game with the toddler “watching with her” in her playpen next to the couch. When the Tigers won my mom picked me up and dance around the living room with me and celebration. I have no problem excepting the baseball means joy and that's how I became a baseball fan. 

Al Kaline hitting a homer in the1968 World Series 

Me, in my Kaline jersey, at the 2013 ALCS

I went to a 1984 World Series game with my mom