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George Kell dies at 86; baseball Hall of Famer was longtime Tigers broadcaster
George Kell dies at 86; baseball Hall of Famer was longtime Tigers broadcaster

George Kell, the Hall of Fame third baseman for the Detroit Tigers who edged Ted Williams for the 1949 American League batting title and became a Tigers broadcaster for nearly 40 years, died Tuesday. He was 86.An announcement from the Hall of Fame said he died in his sleep at his home in Swifton, Ark. The cause of death was not reported. Kell was severely injured in a car crash in 2004 but was able to walk with a cane about six months later.Kell outlasted Williams for the 1949 batting crown, hitting .34291 while the Boston Red Sox great finished at .34276. Kell played 15 seasons in the American League, hitting better than .300 nine times and compiling a career average of .306. An...

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