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I’ll use this space, when it’s regrettably necessary, to say a few words about recently deceased Tigers.
If there is anything sadder than a death notice, it’s one that goes unnoticed.
Tim Hosley died last week. His funeral in Spartanburg, S.C., was Sunday.
Hosley, 66, was a catcher for the Tigers in 1970-71 before longer stints with the A’s and the Cubs.
In 1969, when he hit 30 minor-league homers, Hosley looked like a candidate to play longer than he did for the Tigers. But he finished with only 28 at-bats in two seasons for them.
Hosley had a noteworthy best game as a Tiger, though, hitting two home runs (in consecutive innings) with five RBIs off Mike Kekich in a 1971 victory over the Yankees.
Hosley’s best game, therefore, isn’t forgotten — and neither is he. Condolences to his family.