Kell Still Obliging Autograph Seekers

Detroit Tigers icon George Kell tries to keep fans and collectors happy.

Dealers better be ready with a check–to his church.

To retirees, he’s George Kell, the Hall of Fame player.

To baby boomers, he’s better known as the Detroit Tigers’ long-time broadcaster–a partner to fellow Hall of Famer Ernie Harwell.

To folks in Swifton, Arkansas, he’s just George; ready to drop by the high school basketball tournament named in his honor or make his daily trip to the post office to pick up the autograph requests that still show up by the box full according to the Trumann Democrat newspaper.