Al Kaline’s First Opening Day Was Cold

Hall of Famer explains why Opening Day matters.

Al Kaline played his entire career with the Detroit Tigers. He is now a special assistant to General Manager Al Avila. Kirk Gibson was a fan favorite when he played for the team in the 1980s. WDET’s Pat Batcheller interviewed both Tiger legends at Comerica Park before Opening Day 2016 (Gibson will throw out the ceremonial first pitch). Click on the audio player to hear the conversations.

Pat Batcheller



  • Pat Batcheller
    Pat Batcheller is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, presenting local news, traffic and weather updates during Morning Edition. He is an amateur musician.