Ex-Tigers Hall of Famer, George Kell, passed away today at 86. He had a .306 average for his 15 year career that saw him play for Philadelphia (1943-1946), Detroit (1946-1952), Boston (1952-1954), Chicago White Sox (1954-1956), and Baltimore (1956-1957). He was a broadcaster for the Tigers television broadcasts from 1959 to 1996. Kell and Al Kaline shared the broadcast booth from 1975 until he retired in 1996. Interesting trivia tidbit - From the National Baseball Hall of Fame - "In 1949, Kell dramatically captured the American League batting title when he edged out Ted Williams by less than two ten-thousandths of a point, .34291 to .34276."
Here is a video tribute to George Kell put together by YouTube user, kleivsian.