Hall of fame baseball player and TV personality for the Detroit Tigers George Kell died in his sleep Tuesday, March 24th at his home in Arkansas. Now I am too young to remember George but apparently he broadcasted Tigers games for over 40 years. I have been listening in to 97.1 the ticket all week hearing callers call in with their George Kell impressions and it is very heart warming. I hope people do impressions of me when I'm gone. They even had a sound bit from Ernie Harwell, fellow Tigers broadcaster and famous radio personality, paying homage to George. So it is with heartfelt sincerity that I say R.I.P. George Kell, you will be missed.
For a much better obituary and more facts on the life of George Kell as a player and announcer please see this very well written article from the Associated Press found on yahoo.com.