My Al Kaline Moment

9 Apr

When I was editor of Style magazine (no longer published), our team picked 20 iconic Detroit Stylemakers for the 20th anniversary issue.

I had the opportunity to interview Al Kaline in 2005. He chose Comerica Park, the home of the Detroit Tigers. We met in the stands, while the team practiced. He was nice, gracious and humble. He talked about how much he loved baseball and the Detroit Tigers. In 2005, he was the special assistant to Dave Dombroski, then president of the Detroit Tigers.

But in his opinion, his proudest accomplishment was not his baseball prowess — it was being married 50 years to his high school sweetheart. We both teared up when he said it.

The photo above is a picture from the magazine.

What a special baseball player and special person!  RIP no. 6.

 

Photography by Glenn Triest.

2 Responses to “My Al Kaline Moment”

  1. Colette stimmell April 9, 2020 at 1:28 pm #

    Love this Carla! Thanks for sharing and RIP to another Detroit sports icon.

  2. Julie Kitchen April 29, 2020 at 5:59 pm #

    I love this post, Carla. I just found a Tiger’s book that my mom had kept that was signed by Sparky Anderson. She was such a fan. Brings back many good memories. Take care, julie

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