Kaline to partake in All-Star festivities
Tigers great one of 40 Hall of Famers announced for ceremony
DETROIT -- Add Tigers legend Al Kaline to the list of Hall of Famers who will be at Yankee Stadium for next week's All-Star festivities.
Major League Baseball released its latest list of Hall of Famers scheduled to attend, including the man known by many in Michigan as "Mr. Tiger." MLB is trying to have as many living Hall of Famers as possible take part in this tribute to Yankee Stadium, which is hosting this year's Midsummer Classic in its final season.
So far, more than 40 Hall of Famers have been announced. They'll participate in the All-Star Red Carpet parade up New York's Sixth Avenue along with the current All-Stars on Tuesday, July 15, prior to the game.
Kaline became the youngest batting champion in American League history when he won the crown in 1955 at the age of 21. He was just getting started. He had 3,007 hits, 399 home runs and 10 Gold Glove Awards over a 22-year career spent entirely in Detroit. He was selected to 15 All-Star Games.
Kaline currently works for the Tigers as a special assistant to team president Dave Dombrowski and is a valued voice in the front office.
The 79th Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet HD and televised around the world by Major League Baseball International, with pregame ceremonies beginning at 8 p.m. ET. ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage. XM will provide satellite radio play-by-play coverage of the XM All-Star Futures Game.
Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.