On this day: December 19

POSTED: 03:58 PM PST Dec 18, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 18, 2014 

"A Christmas Carol" is first published, the NHL plays its first games, Apollo 17 splashes down, and the U.S. House impeaches President Bill Clinton, all on this day.

OTD December 19 - Al Kaline
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1934: Baseball Hall of Famer Al Kaline, who played his entire 22-year baseball career with the Detroit Tigers, is born in Baltimore, Maryland. Kaline would finish his career with 3,007 hits, 399 home runs and 1,583 RBIs. He batted over .300 nine times in his career to finish with a lifetime batting average of .297 and, while never considered a true power hitter, he hit 25 or more home runs seven times in his career.

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