May 2010

Detroit Tigers Foundation Check Presentations

The Detroit Tigers Foundation presented nearly $250,000 in grants to 18 organizations during an on-field, pregame ceremony yesterday. The grants will directly support extraordinary organizations that serve thousands of children and families throughout the state of Michigan.

As a result of the grants:

? 13 baseball or softball fields and four batting cages will be improved throughout seven diverse

communities in Michigan, directly enhancing the lives of 7,000 young aspiring baseball players.

? Youth baseball programs will be expanded in seven cities, providing new opportunities for more than

3,000 children to play and enjoy the game of baseball.

? Two elite urban travel teams will be able to compete in regional and national tournaments featuring the

best youth baseball teams in the country.

? Tiny Tigers, a summer Tee Ball and Junior Baseball program in partnership with the Boys & Girls

Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, will be expanded from two to five clubs.

? The Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship, a three-day youth baseball and softball tournament held

in Detroit, will be expanded to host nearly 600 youth ranging in ages from 8-19.

? The Detroit Tigers Autism Connections League will return for its fourth year in partnership with the

Judson Center, offering organized youth baseball for children with autism.

? 98 youth with special-needs will compete in the 2010 Special Olympics Summer Sports Class softball


? Think Detroit PAL, the largest provider of youth baseball programming in Detroit, will hire a full-time

youth baseball commissioner to manage a league that serves nearly 1,500 children per year.

? A comprehensive Tigers-themed educational supplement and poster, with a focus on reading and

literacy, will be distributed to more than 75,000 students throughout Michigan.




Tigers Notes 5-31-10.pdf

Tigers Today 5-31-10.pdf


This afternoon, all kids 14 & under will have the opportunity to win great prizes, including the chance to throw out a ceremonial first pitch by playing Baseball Bingo!

Tigers Today 5-30-10.pdf

Tigers Notes 5-30-10.pdf

Polish American Night Photos

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Tigers Notes 5-29-10.pdf

Tigers Tonight 5-29-10.pdf

Canadian Tigers Fans and Motorcycle Riders….

The T-Shirt Designs for “Canadian Tigers Fan Night” (August 10) and “Bike Night” (September 21) have been completed. These shirts are part of special ticket packages that include a game ticket, hot dog, & Pepsi. For more information or to order tickets, click here.

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Tigers Notes 5-21-10.pdf

Austin is welcomed…

Austin Jackson is welcomed to the “D” by a family of Tigers fans at the Gloves for Kids autograph appearance this afternoon!

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Tigers Tonight 5-15-10.pdf

Tigers Notes 5-15-10.pdf

PAWS gets fitted for Polish American Night

PAWS is pretty happy with the way his costume looks for Polish-American Night. Look for the big fuzzy Tiger to be dancing on the field on May 28th!

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Tigers Notes 5-14-10.pdf

Tigers Today 5-14-10.pdf


Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom donned a Tigers Jersey (with the Captain’s C) before throwing a ceremonial first pitch today!

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Rain, Rain, Go Away

And it has! Today’s game starts at 1:05PM. Here are the details:

Tigers Notes 5-13-10.pdf

Tigers Today 5-13-10.pdf

Giving Back to the Community

Tigers players do numerous things to support our community. Today, two players gave a little bit of their time to help worthy causes:

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Over 400 students at Shrine Catholic Grade School got a special visit from Max Scherzer who read “The ABC’s of Detroit Tigers Baseball” as part of the Detroit Free Press Newspapers in Education program.


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Tigers shortstop Adam Everett filmed a PSA in the Tiger Club with Jason Carr of FOX-2 in support of The Salvation Army.

Tigers Notes 5-11-10.pdf

Tigers Tonight 5-11-10.pdf


Home with heavy hearts

The Tigers return home tonight to face the Yankees, and to honor Ernie Harwell. Preparations have included producing a memorial card to be distributed to fans upon entry,

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preparing a jersey for tonight’s anthem singer Jose Feliciano:


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and preparing a commemorative flag with the initials “EH” to fly over Comerica Park for the remainder of the season. A full list of tonight’s events can be found in “Tigers Tonight” below.

Tigers Notes 5-10-10.pdf

Tigers Tonight 5-10-10.pdf