The Detroit Tigers Podcast Interviews Hall of Famer and Long-Time Broadcaster George Kell

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The Detroit Tigers Podcast is airing a special episode this week featuring baseball Hall of Famer and legendary Tigers broadcaster George Kell. The 30-minute interview is available for free on the podcast Web site -- http://www.TigersPodcast.com -- and through the iTunes music store.

The Detroit Tigers Podcast is airing a special episode this week featuring baseball Hall of Famer and legendary Tigers broadcaster George Kell. The 30-minute interview is available for free on the podcast Web site -- http://www.TigersPodcast.com -- and through the iTunes music store.

Mike McClary, host and producer of the podcast "for Tigers fans, by Tigers fans," said the interview takes long-time Tigers fans back in time. Kell talks about his career in major league baseball as a player and broadcaster, and shares his thoughts on the current Detroit Tigers squad.

"George Kell defined Tigers baseball for a generation of Tigers fans," McClary said. "He brought a one-of-a-kind perspective to the broadcasts and the chance to hear his voice again is a delight. As Tigers fans, we had the luxury of listening to Ernie Harwell on the radio and Kell on TV - it doesn't get better than that."

Kell broke into the major leagues in 1943 with Philadelphia Athletics, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles in his 15-year career. A career .306 hitter, Kell won the 1949 American League Batting Crown by less than two ten-thousandths of a point over Ted Williams. Kell batted .34291 to Williams' .34276. He appeared in 10 All Star Games including eight straight between 1947 and 1954. After retiring as a player in 1957, Kell broadcast Tigers games from 1959 to 1963 and then from 1965 to 1996. Today he is retired and living in his hometown of Swifton, Ark.

About The Detroit Tigers Podcast

Launched in April 2006, The Detroit Tigers Podcast is a podcast for Tigers fans, by Tigers fans hosted by Detroit native Mike McClary. Each week, the show provides Tigers fans with news, information and insight on the team. In addition, the podcast features regular interviews with baseball insiders from Detroit and around the country. Recent podcast guests have included veteran Detroit News baseball writer Lynn Henning, Tigers TV play-by-play voice Mario Impemba, ESPN's Pedro Gomez, Baseball Hall of Fame President and Detroit native Dale Petroskey, and baseball author Gary Gillette. The Detroit Tigers Podcast is produced weekly during the regular season and monthly in the offseason. The podcast can be accessed for free at the show Web site, http://www.DetroitTigersPodcast.com, or via the iTunes Store.

The Detroit Tigers Podcast is not affiliated in any way with the Detroit Tigers Baseball Club, Major League Baseball or the Major League Baseball Players Association.

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