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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-24-09 11:30 AM
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George Kell has died
I met him and Al Kaline once when I worked at Domino's and my department got to sit in the President's Box. Very nice man. I loved his voice: http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=2009...
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-24-09 11:34 AM
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1. It's so sad
I feel sorry for any Tigers' fan who didn't get to listen to George Kell. I loved how both he and Kaline were Hall of Famers. Kell had a natural broadcaster's voice for baseball, too.
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-24-09 12:32 PM
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2. Very sad ,RIP Mr. Kell
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-24-09 01:14 PM
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3. "He hit that ball about as hard as you can hit a ball!" In his Southern drawl.
What a great voice.
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maddogesq Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-24-09 02:12 PM
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4. Kell and Harwell: The Southern Gentlemen of broadcasting.
Edited on Tue Mar-24-09 02:21 PM by maddogesq
We are fortunate to have had a chance to spend years listening to both of them.

When I lived out of state before we had the Internet--especially in Alabama in the late 70's--I would rig up antennas to catch Ernie do night games on WJR. Under the right conditions, you could get WJR pretty easily.

When I came home to visit, it was a treat to turn on the tube and hear old George and Al call the games. Anyone remember "JJ and The Morning Crew" with their "George Swell and All Foulnine" and "Another Tiger Cooldown"?
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maddogesq Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-24-09 02:34 PM
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5. Nice trubute already up on YouTube!
Edited on Tue Mar-24-09 02:36 PM by maddogesq
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