My First Time – Al Kaline – June 25, 1953
The setting – Shibe Park. Philadelphia, PA.
From Kaline – ‘I got to the game just in time to take batting practice, outfield practice, and they had me stay and watch the game from the dugout. During the seventh inning, Fred Hutchinson tuns to me and says ‘Okay kid, grab a bat, you’re in’. He didn’t even know my name; he just told me to get in there and hit’.
The Box Score – A’s 5, Tigers 2