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The saga of the grave hunter

Originally Published: September 15, 2009
By Rick Paulas | Special to Page 2

On March 24, former Detroit Tigers third baseman George Kell died in his sleep at the age of 86. Kell's impressive playing résumé included batting over .300 in nine seasons, playing in 10 All-Star games and winning the 1949 batting title by hitting .343, spoiling Ted Willams' Triple Crown bid in the process. These credentials led to Kell's induction into baseball's Hall of Fame in 1983.

Nearly four months after Kell's death, a Minnesota man entered a desolate cemetery ...

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