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Al KalineTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1953-1974 MLB Years: 1953-1974
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World Series Champion

PositionsOF-2489, DH-146, 1B-135, 3B-2Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameAlbert William Kaline
Height6-2Weight180BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 19,1934 [83.357]PlaceBaltimore,Maryland
High SchoolSouthern (Baltimore,MD)
MLB DebutJune 25,1953 [18.188]
OrganizationsDET [22] Awards12Awards Voting15-902
TBC Player ID13549Retrosheet IDkalia101MLBAM ID116822
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Player Notes:   The Detroit Tigers retired his #6 on August 17,1980
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed74Power79Contact84XBH70RBIs83Runs66Hitting87Durability81Team.520Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1953Detroit TigersALMLBdet25of183028970012101510001.250.300.357.65710130.273.107.179.3033.3316.675.003.3328.0014.29
1954Detroit TigersALMLBdet6of1913850442139183443952245072021.276.305.347.65217525535.295.071.123.3004.118.412.050.75126.0017.99
1955Detroit TigersALMLBdet6of20152588121200248271026882575061213.340.421.546.96732159681.339.206.342.42412.048.370.703.9621.7829.50
1956Detroit TigersALMLBdet6of2115361796194321027128717055114410.314.383.530.91332769693.310.216.339.40010.107.940.793.9022.8535.57
1957Detroit TigersALMLBdet6of221495778317029423901194338367710.295.343.478.82127656636.281.183.262.3586.765.970.883.6225.0932.94
1958Detroit TigersALMLBdet6of23146543841703471685745447235618.313.374.490.86426657607.318.177.282.3788.907.740.872.6433.9433.53
1959Detroit TigersALMLBdet6of2413651186167192279410472424261211.327.410.530.94027148595.313.203.356.40812.107.060.584.5418.9328.74
1960Detroit TigersALMLBdet6of251475517715329415681946547355318.278.354.426.78023548629.279.148.294.34910.337.470.722.3836.7331.37
1961Detroit TigersALMLBdet6of2615358611619041719821416642445216.324.393.515.90830267665.323.191.326.3999.926.320.642.8630.8435.26
1962Detroit TigersALMLBdet6of27100398781211662994404739124317.304.376.593.96923651452.275.289.417.41710.408.630.836.4213.7242.15
1963Detroit TigersALMLBdet6of2814555189172243271016454484341212.312.375.514.88928354616.302.202.303.3878.777.790.894.3820.4131.40
1964Detroit TigersALMLBdet6of29146525771543151768417551323612.293.383.469.85224653608.298.176.324.37512.348.390.682.8030.8834.42
1965Detroit TigersALMLBdet6of30125399721121821872607249003119.281.388.471.85918838474.281.190.386.37715.1910.340.683.8022.1733.93
1966Detroit TigersALMLBdet6of3114247985138291298855816651677.288.392.534.92625659572.279.246.415.40114.1611.540.815.0716.5242.75
1967Detroit TigersALMLBdet6of321314589414128225788283471261016.308.411.541.95224855550.296.233.428.41815.098.550.574.5518.3239.01
1968Detroit TigersALMLBdet6of331023274994141105364553931374.287.392.428.82014025389.299.141.315.37114.1410.030.712.5732.7026.60
1969Detroit TigersALMLBdet6of34131456741241702169125461107411.272.346.447.79320438518.270.175.292.35610.4211.781.134.0521.7130.65
1970Detroit TigersALMLBdet6of-1b35131467641302441671227749137520.278.377.450.82721044555.279.172.336.36813.878.830.642.8829.1933.85
1971Detroit TigersALMLBdet6of36133405691191921554468257716912.294.416.462.87818736501.307.168.365.39516.3711.380.702.9927.0030.25
1972Detroit TigersALMLBdet35of3710627846871121032102833215511.313.374.475.84913223314.321.162.266.3798.9210.511.183.1827.8026.44
1973Detroit TigersALMLBdet6of-1b389131040791301045412928305410.255.320.394.71412223347.249.139.242.3208.368.070.972.8831.0029.11
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet6dh39147558711462821364226575115212.262.337.389.72621743630.280.127.244.33510.3211.901.152.0642.9229.45
MLB Totals - 22 Season(s)Filter2834101161622300749875399158313765127710205545104131271.297.376.480.856485297211597.296.183.316.00011.018.800.803.4425.3532.32
Average MLB - Per 162 games162578931722842390847358336715.297.376.480.85627756663.296.183.316.00011.018.800.803.4425.3532.32

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1953Detroit TigersALMLBdet18OF20--111--12121.0000.60------3066.713.0
1954Detroit TigersALMLBdet19OF135--283169-308299.9712.21------13897.887.7
1955Detroit TigersALMLBdet20OF152--3061474327320.9792.11------152100.098.7
1956Detroit TigersALMLBdet21OF153--3431864367361.9842.36------153100.099.4
1957Detroit TigersALMLBdet22OF145--3191352337332.9852.29------14997.394.2
1958Detroit TigersALMLBdet23OF145--3162324341339.9942.34------14699.394.2
1959Detroit TigersALMLBdet24OF136--36444-372368.9892.71------136100.088.3
1960Detroit TigersALMLBdet25OF142--367551377372.9872.62------14796.692.2
1961Detroit TigersALMLBdet26OF147--378943391387.9902.63------15396.190.7
1961Detroit TigersALMLBdet263B1--11--221.0002.00------1530.70.6
1962Detroit TigersALMLBdet27OF100--225841237233.9832.33------100100.062.1
1963Detroit TigersALMLBdet28OF140--25752-264262.9921.87------14596.686.4
1964Detroit TigersALMLBdet29OF136--278632287284.9902.09------14693.284.0
1965Detroit TigersALMLBdet30OF112--19323-198195.9851.74------12589.669.1
1965Detroit TigersALMLBdet303B1--21--331.0003.00------1250.80.6
1966Detroit TigersALMLBdet31OF136--279721288286.9932.10------14295.884.0
1967Detroit TigersALMLBdet32OF130--2171442235231.9831.78------13199.280.2
1968Detroit TigersALMLBdet33OF74--13113-135132.9781.78------10272.545.7
1968Detroit TigersALMLBdet331B22--15213415169165.9767.50------10221.613.6
1969Detroit TigersALMLBdet34OF118--192974208201.9661.70------13190.172.8
1969Detroit TigersALMLBdet341B9--652-367671.0007.44------1316.95.6
1970Detroit TigersALMLBdet35OF91--156321161159.9881.75------13169.556.2
1970Detroit TigersALMLBdet351B52--37431439409405.9907.79------13139.732.1
1971Detroit TigersALMLBdet36OF129--2076--2132131.0001.65------13397.079.6
1971Detroit TigersALMLBdet361B5--271-328281.0005.60------1333.83.1
1972Detroit TigersALMLBdet37OF84-57011151-117116.9911.380.20-----10679.253.8
1972Detroit TigersALMLBdet371B11-44374-541411.0003.730.93-----10610.47.1
1973Detroit TigersALMLBdet38OF64-4351021--1031031.0001.610.24-----9170.339.5
1973Detroit TigersALMLBdet381B36-24024512132258257.9967.141.07-----9139.622.2
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet39DH146---------------14799.390.1
MLB Totals for OF - 21 season(s)-   OF2489-10055035170732952785205.9862.095.18-----24890.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH146---------------1460.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 6 season(s)-   1B135-28490063997972963.9917.133.39-----1350.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B2--32--551.0002.50------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1953Detroit TigersALMLBdet18---------20-
1954Detroit TigersALMLBdet19---------135-
1955Detroit TigersALMLBdet20---------152-
1956Detroit TigersALMLBdet21---------153-
1957Detroit TigersALMLBdet22---------145-
1958Detroit TigersALMLBdet23---------145-
1959Detroit TigersALMLBdet24---------136-
1960Detroit TigersALMLBdet25---------142-
1961Detroit TigersALMLBdet26-----1---147-
1962Detroit TigersALMLBdet27---------100-
1963Detroit TigersALMLBdet28---------140-
1964Detroit TigersALMLBdet29---------136-
1965Detroit TigersALMLBdet30-----1---112-
1966Detroit TigersALMLBdet31---------136-
1967Detroit TigersALMLBdet32---------130-
1968Detroit TigersALMLBdet33--22------74-
1969Detroit TigersALMLBdet34--9------118-
1970Detroit TigersALMLBdet35--52------91-
1971Detroit TigersALMLBdet36--5------129-
1972Detroit TigersALMLBdet37--11------84-
1973Detroit TigersALMLBdet38--36------64-
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet39----------146

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1968Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB337296112028000700000.379.379.6551.03419429.450.276.2760.0024.140.006.9014.5036.36
1972Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB37519350011002200000.263.333.421.7548121.250.158.2639.529.521.004.7619.0020.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs519350011002200000.263.333.421.7548121.250.158.2639.529.521.004.7619.0020.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs7296112028000700000.379.379.6551.03419429.450.276.2760.0024.140.006.9014.5036.36

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1977Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet42Broadcaster1627488.45726.04Ralph Houk
1978Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet43Broadcaster1628676.53113.55Ralph Houk
1979Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet44Broadcaster1618576.52818.05Sparky Anderson,Les Moss,Dick Tracewski
1980Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet45Broadcaster1628478.51919.04Sparky Anderson
1981Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet46Broadcaster1096049.5502.04Sparky Anderson
1982Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet47Broadcaster1628379.51212.04Sparky Anderson
1983Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet48Broadcaster1629270.5686.02Sparky Anderson
1984Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet49Broadcaster16210458.642--1Sparky AndersonWon World Series (Padres)
1985Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet50Broadcaster1618477.52215.03Sparky Anderson
1986Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet51Broadcaster1628775.5378.53Sparky Anderson
1987Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet52Broadcaster1629864.605--1Sparky AndersonLost ALCS (Twins)
1988Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet53Broadcaster1628874.5431.02Sparky Anderson
1989Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet54Broadcaster16259103.36430.07Sparky Anderson
1990Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet55Broadcaster1627983.4889.03Sparky Anderson
1991Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet56Broadcaster1628478.5197.03Sparky Anderson
1992Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet57Broadcaster1627587.46321.06Sparky Anderson
1993Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet58Broadcaster1628577.52510.04Sparky Anderson
1994Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet59Broadcaster1155362.46118.05Sparky Anderson
1995Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet60Broadcaster1446084.41726.04Sparky Anderson
1996Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet61Broadcaster16253109.32739.05Buddy Bell
1997Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet62Broadcaster1627983.48819.03Buddy Bell
1998Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet63Broadcaster1626597.40124.05Larry Parrish,Buddy Bell
1999Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet64Broadcaster1616992.42927.53Larry Parrish
2000Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet65Broadcaster1627983.48816.03Phil Garner
2001Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet66Broadcaster1626696.40725.04Phil Garner
2010Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet75Special Assistant to the President1628181.50013.03Jim Leyland
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [12]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1957Major League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
1958American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
1959American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
1961American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
1962American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
1963American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
1964American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
1965American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
1966American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
1967American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
1973Roberto Clemente Award1
1974AL Player of the Month (September)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1953-06-19ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent (bonus baby) by Tigers. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.