Hall of Famer Al Kaline passed away Monday at age 85.
He was fondly known as Mr. Tiger over a career that spanned 67 years with the only Major League team he knew.
"Many of us who are fortunate enough to work in Baseball have our short lists of the players who mean the most to us," MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said. "Al Kaline was one of those players for me and countless others, making this a very sad day for our sport. A lifelong Tiger, Al was a true gentleman and one of the National Pastime’s most universally respected figures. I appreciated his friendship, humility and the example that he always set for others since he debuted as an 18-year-old rookie.
"On behalf of Major League Baseball, I extend my deepest condolences to Al’s wife, Louise, their family and friends, his admirers and the generations of Tiger fans who looked up to him."