Al Kaline

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Al Kaline, RF

 

Career: 1953-74, Tigers
Fun fact: Hit .340 at age 20 to become youngest batting champ ever


Kaline matched offense (3,007 hits, 399 HRs, 1,583 RBIs) with outstanding defense -- .987 career fielding percentage, including an errorless season in 1971 (part of a 242-game errorless streak from 1970-72).

He hit .379 with two homers against the Cardinals in the '68 World Series. In 1955, the great Ted Williams proclaimed, "In my book, he's the greatest right-handed hitter in the league."

Previous rank: 46