Tiger great Al Kaline turns 78-years-old today

One of Detroit's all-time favorites still has a close connection to the Tigers

Published On: Dec 19 2012 11:28:52 AM EST

One of Detroit's all-time favorite Tigers is celebrating his 78th birthday today. We would like to wish Al Kaline a very happy birthday!

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Kaline played all 22 years of his professional baseball career in Detroit before becoming a baseball commentator for the Tigers.

He is now in his 60th year with the Tiger organization. In 2002 he was named a special assistant and advisor to the club's senior management.

Here are a few more bullet points about Mr. Baseball according to Detroit.tigers.mlb.com

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