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Kell dies, beat Williams for batting title

Updated: March 24, 2009, 8:16 PM ET
Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- George Kell, the Hall of Fame third baseman who edged Ted Williams for the 1949 American League batting title and became a Tigers broadcaster for nearly 40 years, died Tuesday. He was 86.

Jackson's Funeral Home in Newport confirmed the death but did not give a cause. The Hall of Fame said he died in his sleep at his home in Swifton. Kell was severely injured in a car crash in 2004 but was able to walk with a cane about six months later.

Kell outlasted Williams ...

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