Al Kaline, a Hall of Fame right fielder who recorded more than 3,000 hits and nearly 400 home runs over his more than two decades playing for the Detroit Tigers, has died at age 85, the team said Monday.
Known as “Mr. Tiger,” Kaline was one of the most distinguished and decorated players in baseball history.
A cause of death was not released.
“Many of us who are fortunate enough to work in Baseball have our short lists of the players who mean the most to us,” Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “Al Kaline was one of those players for me and countless others, making this a very sad day for our sport.”