New Free Press book: 'Mr. Tiger: The Legend of Al Kaline, Detroit's Own'

Chris Thomas
Detroit Free Press

Celebrate the life and success of "Mr. Tiger" Al Kaline with this commemorative book from the Detroit Free Press, in partnership with Triumph Books.

Mr. Tiger: The Legend of Al Kaline, Detroit’s Own  is a celebration of Kaline’s distinguished life and incomparable run as a Detroit Tiger, from his fresh-faced major-league debut at 18 years old and his historic American League batting title at only 20, to his memorable 3,000th hit in the stretch run of the final season of his epic career.

Cover for "Mr. Tiger: The Legend of Al Kaline, Detroit's Own"

Through memorable stories and striking photography from the Free Press, this 128-page book is the definitive account of Kaline’s 18 All-Star selections, 10 Gold Gloves and, most memorably, his huge contribution to the Tigers’ unforgettable 1968 World Series championship. 

Kaline, known as "Mr. Tiger," made such an impact that his death at 85 on April 6 rippled across the nation to Tigers fans and baseball fans in general, who watched with admiration and respect during his storybook 22-year Hall of Fame career.

Fans will celebrate Al Kaline’s legacy for generations to come, and Mr. Tiger is the perfect keepsake to preserve those memories and relive them one incredible moment at a time.

Mr. Tiger retails for $16.95. Order today at or scan the QR code below. To order by phone, call call 1-800-888-4741 Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Books also are available in metro Detroit Walgreens, CVS, 7-Eleven and Meijer stores across Michigan. Soon, books will available in bookstores in the metro area.

Scan the QR code for "Mr. Tiger: The Legend of Al Kaline, Detroit's Own"