DETROIT -- Al Kaline sat in a suite near the broadcast booth where his former Tigers teammate, Jim Price, analyzed Friday nights game against the Atlanta Braves with his radio partner, Dan Dickerson.
Forty-four years ago, Price sat in the dugout and bullpen at Tiger Stadium while Kaline played in the two games in which Mickey Lolich set the club record of 16 strikeouts in 1969. And they had a birds-eye view at Comerica Park of Anibal Sanchez breaking that mark with 17 against the Braves over eight innings on Friday.
Price said during the broadcast, Sorry, Mick, it had to happen sometime.
Kaline said he left before the game was over, a 10-0 victory in hand, and listened to the rest of it on his car radio.
I was on my way home when I heard Jim say Anibal was making history, Kaline said. He was really something, wasnt he?
Oddly, neither Kaline nor Price could recall much about Lolichs two 16-strikeout games, but they remembered in detail how the portly left-hander mowed through li...