That 70s Show: Loss by loss, a unique era of baseball fades

FILE – Al Kaline of the Detroit Tigers, left, shows his teammate Aurelio Rodriguez the bat and ball he used to hit his 3,000 hit in major league baseball in Baltimore, in this Sept. 24, 1974, file photo. The past year has not been good for 1970s baseball, with the deaths of a multitude of the decade’s mainstays and heroes. Kaline died April 6, 2020.