Al Kaline Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Born Albert William Kaline on the 19th December 1934, in Baltimore, Maryland USA, Al is a former professional baseball player, who played his entire career as a right fielder in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Detroit Tigers. Kaline won the World Series with the Tigers in 1968, was invited to 18 All-Star games, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980. His career started in 1953 and ended in 1974.

Have you ever wondered how rich Al Kaline is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Kaline’s net worth is as high as $500,000, an amount earned largely through his successful career as a professional baseball player. In addition, Kaline also worked as a color commentator, which improved his wealth too.

Al Kaline Net Worth $500,000

Al Kaline grew up in a poor family in Baltimore, and when he was eight years old, he suffered from osteomyelitis, the surgery for which left him without a bone in his left foot, but Kaline was still an outstanding pitcher while playing youth baseball. Al went to the Southern High School in Baltimore, and was excellent in basketball and football, but after suffering a cheek injury, he wanted to play baseball. However, there wasn’t a place for a pitcher on the school’s team, and he was moved to the outfield. Despite being a poor student, Kaline was favored by his teachers, as they thought he would become a famous baseball player.

Straight from the high school, Al joined the Detroit Tigers for $35,000 as a signing bonus. He debuted in June 1953 against the Philadelphia Phillies, and two seasons later, Kaline made it to his first All-Star game. He repeated that success in the next 13 seasons, becoming one of the best players in the MLB. In 1955, Al was the AL batting champion, while he also won the Gold Glove Award on ten occasions (1957-1959 and 1961-1967). In the 1968 World Series, Kaline and the Detroit Tigers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games. In 1973, Al received the Roberto Clemente Award, then a year later, he retired from professional baseball, ending his career with a batting average of .297, 3,007 hits, 399 home runs, and 1,583 runs. The Detroit Tigers retired his #6 in 1980, the same year he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame – he had already been inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1972 and the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1978. Al is the Detroit Tigers All-Time Games Played Leader (2,834), All-Time Home run Leader (399), and All-Time Walks Leader (1,277).

Following his retirement, Kaline remained active in the Tigers organization, and from 1975 to 2002, he worked on the team’s television as a color commentator, which has only increased further his net worth. Since 2003, he has worked closely with the Tigers President/CEO/General Manager Dave Dombrowski as a special assistant.

Regarding his personal life, Al Kaline has been married to Louise Hamilton since 1954, and has two children with her. They currently live in Detroit, Michigan.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 19, 1934
Birth place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Height:1.87 m
Profession:Baseball right fielder
Education:University of the West Indies
Nationality:American
Spouse:Madge Louise Hamilton
Children:Michael Kaline, Mark Kaline
Parents:Naomi Kaline, Nicholas Kaline
Siblings:Margaret Vracar
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Inducted into the Polk County [Florida] Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
2Inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1972.
3Inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1978.
4Made major league debut on 25 June 1953.
5Selected to play for the American League in 15 All-Star games (1955-1967, 1971 and 1974)
6Detroit Tigers All-Time Walks Leader (1,277).
7Detroit Tigers All-Time Homerun Leader (399).
8Detroit Tigers All-Time Games Played Leader (2,834).
9Upon graduation from High School, he went directly to the American League Detroit Tigers to play outfield and never played a day of Minor League Baseball.
10Jersey number "6" is retired by the Detroit Tigers.
11He won ten Gold Gloves and was selected to the All-Star game fifteen times.
12Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, 1980.
13Outfielder for the American League's Detroit Tigers, 1953-1974.


Quotes

#Quote
1When I first came up to the Tigers I was scared stiff, but I had desire. Desire is something you must have to make it in the majors. I was never satisfied with just average.
2Fans? All you have to do is smile at 'em and say, 'Hi' and shake their hands. They're satisfied.


Filmography

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prime 92010-2011TV SeriesHimself
2008 MLB All-Star Game2008TV SpecialHimself - Pre-Game Hall of Fame Ceremony
Baseball's Golden Age2008TV Series documentaryHimself
2007 MLB All-Star Game2007TV SpecialHimself - AL Honorary Captain
2005 MLB All-Star Game2005TV SpecialHimself - Ceremonial 1st Pitch
100 Years of the World Series2003Video documentaryHimself
A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (Detroit Tigers 1953-1974)
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHimself
When It Was a Game 32000TV Movie documentaryHimself
ABC News Nightline1999TV SeriesHimself (Detroit Tigers)
Michigan & Trumbull1999DocumentaryHimself (Detroit Tigers)
Once There Was a Ballpark1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Story of America's Classic Ballparks1991Video documentaryHimself
1980 MLB All-Star Game1980TV SpecialHimself - AL Honorary Captain
One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story1977TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
1974 MLB All-Star Game1974TV SpecialHimself - AL Designated Hitter
The Science of Hitting by Ted Williams1974ShortHimself
1972 American League Championship Series1972TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Detroit Tigers Right Fielder
1971 MLB All-Star Game1971TV SpecialHimself - AL Outfielder
1968 World Series1968TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Detroit Tigers Right Fielder
1966 MLB All-Star Game1966TV SpecialHimself - AL Center Fielder
1965 MLB All-Star Game1965TV SpecialHimself - AL Outfielder
1963 MLB All-Star Game1963TV SpecialHimself - AL Right Fielder
1961 MLB All-Star Game1961TV SpecialHimself - AL center fielder
Home Run Derby1960TV SeriesHimself
1957 MLB All-Star Game1957TV SpecialHimself - AL Right Fielder
1956 MLB All-Star Game1956TV SpecialHimself - AL Right Fielder
1955 MLB All-Star Game1955TV SpecialHimself - AL Right Fielder

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prime 92011TV SeriesHimself
DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

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