Al Kaline goes to bat for Ollies







Brian Bur (pictured) of Swartz Creek and Wayne Rood of Flint Township were No. 1 and No. 2 in line to snag one of 250 tickets to meet Detroit Tiger’s baseball great Al Kaline, as part of the grand-opening festivities last week at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, 5038 Miller Road. Bur brought his Willie Horton jersey and Rood brought a glove to sign. More than 250 baseball fans began arriving pre-dawn for a chance to get tickets to meet Kaline. During his 22-year career, Al “Mr. Tiger” Kaline played exclusively for the Detroit Tigers, primarily as a right fielder. He accumulated 3,007 hits, 399 home runs, a .297 batting average, 10 Gold Glove Awards, and 15 All-Star team selections. In 1980, Kaline was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, becoming the tenth player in history to be inducted in his first year of eligibility. (See more about Ollie’s grand opening on the business page).

Brian Bur (pictured) of Swartz Creek and Wayne Rood of Flint Township were No. 1 and No. 2 in line to snag one of 250 tickets to meet Detroit Tiger’s baseball great Al Kaline, as part of the grand-opening festivities last week at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, 5038 Miller Road. Bur brought his Willie Horton jersey and Rood brought a glove to sign. More than 250 baseball fans began arriving pre-dawn for a chance to get tickets to meet Kaline. During his 22-year career, Al “Mr. Tiger” Kaline played exclusively for the Detroit Tigers, primarily as a right fielder. He accumulated 3,007 hits, 399 home runs, a .297 batting average, 10 Gold Glove Awards, and 15 All-Star team selections. In 1980, Kaline was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, becoming the tenth player in history to be inducted in his first year of eligibility. (See more about Ollie’s grand opening on the business page).

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