Al Kaline is an American Baseball legend. He played his 22 year career playing with the same team the Detroit Tigers. He did not play in the minor league before playing for the Tigers. He signed with the Tigers right after High School and never left. Kaline also wore the number 6 for most of his baseball career; the only exception was when he was a rookie. He was the first Tiger to sign a contract for 100,000 in 1971. In 1974 he hit 3,000 only the 12th baseball player to do so in 1974. In 1980 he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and was inducted the same year. Mr. Tiger as everyone knows him, played most of his career as a right fielder and his throwing arm. Near the end of his career, he also played as first baseman and, in his last season, was the Tigers' designated hitter. He still works for the Tigers, as a color commentator and special assistant to the Tigers' Manager.