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1968 Detroit Tigers Al Kaline Road Jersey by Mitchell & Ness


SKU: 12041072311
Al Kaline had a challenging season in 1968. In May he was hit by a pitch that broke his left forearm and sidelined him for more than a month. The veteran had to watch idly as his teammates built a lead in the pennant race. In early August, Kaline struggled at the plate, going 6-for-38 at one point to see his average plummet to .261. Then, in September, Kaline righted himself and started to hit with authority. Manager Mayo Smith was faced with a quandary as the Tigers prepared for the World Series: how could he get Kaline's bat in the lineup without benching Jim Northrup or one of his other outfielders? He decided to gamble by playing center fielder Mickey Stanley at shortstop and moving Northrup to center to make room for Kaline in right field. It was risky, but it worked brilliantly. Kaline led Detroit with a .379 batting mark and 11 hits in the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

This is perhaps the most distinct road jersey the Detroit Tigers have ever worn. Fans saw Kaline in this jersey throughout the magical season of '68. Who can forget Mickey Lolich jumping into the arms of Bill Freehan after his brilliant seventh game World Series victory against Bob Gibson while wearing this jersey? The win was Lolich's third of the series and came with only two days rest. This road jersey comes with Kaline's famed #6 on the back and on the right sleeve. Brilliantly reproduced by Mitchell & Ness.

1968 Detroit Tigers Al Kaline Road Jersey by Mitchell & Ness


SKU: 12041072311
Al Kaline had a challenging season in 1968. In May he was hit by a pitch that broke his left forearm and sidelined him for more than a month. The veteran had to watch idly as his teammates built a lead in the pennant race. In early August, Kaline struggled at the plate, going 6-for-38 at one point to see his average plummet to .261. Then, in September, Kaline righted himself and started to hit with authority. Manager Mayo Smith was faced with a quandary as the Tigers prepared for the World Series: how could he get Kaline's bat in the lineup without benching Jim Northrup or one of his other outfielders? He decided to gamble by playing center fielder Mickey Stanley at shortstop and moving Northrup to center to make room for Kaline in right field. It was risky, but it worked brilliantly. Kaline led Detroit with a .379 batting mark and 11 hits in the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

This is perhaps the most distinct road jersey the Detroit Tigers have ever worn. Fans saw Kaline in this jersey throughout the magical season of '68. Who can forget Mickey Lolich jumping into the arms of Bill Freehan after his brilliant seventh game World Series victory against Bob Gibson while wearing this jersey? The win was Lolich's third of the series and came with only two days rest. This road jersey comes with Kaline's famed #6 on the back and on the right sleeve. Brilliantly reproduced by Mitchell & Ness.

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Sizing Chart

Chest SizeFront Hem to BottomBack Hem to BottomPit to Pit
4026.5"31.5"22"
4427"32.5"24"
4827.5"33.5"26"
5228"34"28.5"
5628.5"35"30.5"
6029"35.5"32"
Al Kaline
Al Kaline
Albert William Kaline

Born: 12/19/1934 in Baltimore, MD USA
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 6.1 Weight: 175 lb.

TIGER YEARS
1953 - 1974

1968 World Series Champion
1972 American League East Champion
1980 Baseball Hall of Fame

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