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Ted Lepcio, who spent one season with Tigers, dies at 90

Ted Lepcio, an infielder for the Detroit Tigers in 1959, died on December 11 in Dedham, Mass., at age 90. He had a grand debut for the Tigers in 1959, and it came at a time when Detroit really needed … Continue reading

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Al Kaline hit 401 home runs, but rainouts washed out two of them and left him at 399 for his career

When Al Kaline was approaching 3,000 hits late in the 1974 season, it overshadowed the fact that he also had 399 career home runs. But what nobody mentioned was that no American League player in baseball history ever had 400 … Continue reading

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