July 2012

Detroit Tigers Week Ahead 7.30-8.5

The Tigers continue their nine-game road trip with the first game of a three-game series at Boston this evening at Fenway Park. The team will have an off-day on Thursday before returning to Comerica Park on Friday to begin a seven-game set with the Indians and Yankees. 

@ Boston

Monday, July 30 @ 7:10 p.m. (FSD / 1270 & 97.1) Probables: Max Scherzer vs. Clay Buchholz

Tuesday, July 31 @ 7:10 p.m. (FSD / 1270 & 97.1) Probables: Justin Verlander vs. Josh Beckett

Wednesday, August 1 @7:10 p.m. (FSD / 1270 & 97.1) Probables: Rick Porcello vs. Aaron Cook

vs. Cleveland

Friday, August 3 @ 7:05 p.m. (FSD / 1270 & 97.1)

Saturday, August 4 @ 7:05 p.m. (FSD / 1270 & 97.1)

Sunday, August 5 @ 1:05 p.m. (FSD / 1270 & 97.1)

Who’s Hot:

Miguel Cabrera is batting .350 (100×286) with 24 doubles, 18 home runs and 61 RBI over his last 72 games dating back to May 10. He is tied for the America League lead with 61 RBI during that stretch, while he is second with 100 hits, and third with a .350 batting average, 24 doubles and a .622 slugging percentage.

Prince Fielder is batting .325 with 18 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 56 RBI over his last 68 games.

Austin Jackson is batting .333 with 14 doubles, four triples, six home runs and 40 RBI over his last 62 games

Max Scherzer enters Monday’s start against the Red Sox having won nine of his last 11 decisions over a 14-start stretch dating back to May 10.Image

Brayan Villarreal has struck out 40 batters in 29.2 innings of work over his last 24 outings.

In the Community:

Thursday, August 2: Prince Fielder and his wife will host Uncork for a Cause at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Michigan. Proceeds from the event will go to Common Ground, a non-profit organization that serves Michigan children and their families who are in crisis, and Ele’s Place, a non-profit healing center that supports children and teens who are dealing with the loss of a parent, sibling or other close family member of friend.

Thursday-Sunday, August 2-5: The Detroit Tigers will host the Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship, a youth baseball and softball tournament held in Detroit for children ages 8-19. 2012 marks the 16th year of the popular tournament hosted in partnership by the Detroit Tigers Foundation, the Youth Development Commission and the City of Detroit Parks & Recreation Department.

Saturday, August 4: Gloves for Kids is a program designed to provide Detroit’s youth the sporting equipment necessary to participate in organized baseball and softball. On Saturday, Tigers pitcher Duane Below and outfielder Andy Dirks will be signing autographs in exchange for new or gently used baseball and softball equipment at ABC Warehouse in Livonia.

 

Kids Club Members Visit FOX Sports Detroit Studios

Before Tuesday night’s game against the Cleveland Indians, eight lucky Kids Club members and their parents got the chance to take a tour of the FOX Sports Detroit studios in Southfield. The children were treated to a behind the scenes look at the making of Tigers Live, and got to hang out with Detroit’s favorite mascot, PAWS. A great time was had by all. Image For more information about joining the 2013 Tigers Kids Club, visit http://www.tigers.com.

Tigers get a visitor from The Netherlands

When 9-year-old Fons emailed the Tigers to tell us he was coming to Detroit from The Netherlands to attend two games at Comerica Park, he had no idea the Tigers would treat him to a day he’d never forget. Fons and his parents were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of Comerica Park which included the Ernie Harwell Media Center, the Champions Club and field access to watch batting practice. After watching the Tigers hit, Miguel Cabrera, Doug Fister, Danny Worth and Brayan Villarreal all stopped by to say hello. The highlight for Fons was performing Miguel Cabrera’s elaborate post-home run handshake with the man himself! Check out photos and video from Fons’ big day:

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When 9-year-old Fons emailed the Tigers to tell us he was coming to Detroit from The Netherlands to attend two games at Comerica Park, he had no idea the Tigers would treat him to a day he’d never forget. Fons and his parents were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of Comerica Park which included the Ernie Harwell Media Center, the Champions Club and field access to watch batting practice. After watching the Tigers hit, Miguel Cabrera, Doug Fister, Danny Worth and Brayan Villarreal all stopped by to say hello. The highlight for Fons was performing Miguel Cabrera’s elaborate post-home run handshake with the man himself! Check out photos from Fons’ big day:

2012 All Star Game Send-Off

Prior to the game on July 6, the Tigers representatives in the 2012 All Star Game in Kansas City (Justin Verlander, Prince Fielder & Miguel Cabrera) received their official American League All Star Game batting practice jerseys from Majestic.

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Anderson Monarchs

The Anderson Monarchs, a youth baseball team of 10-11 year old kids has embarked on a 22-day, 17-city, 44,000 mile journey around the country to pay tribute to the history of the Negro Leagues. In each city, they play against a youth team (similar to the barnstorming days of the Negro Leagues) and will be visiting historic sites.

On Wednesday, July 4th the Monarchs played a game in Detroit, then came to Comerica Park. The players got to meet Miguel Cabrera, Austin Jackson, Ramon Santiago from the Tigers and Denard Span, Justin Morneau and Ben Revere from the visiting Twins.

For more information on the Anderson Monarchs and their tour, check out the video below.

Social Media Day 2012

Saturday, June 30th was Social Media Day around the world. The Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Livio Radio and other Detroit businesses gathered with hundreds people to celebrate the medium that brings us all together. At our booth we met with fans, gave away T-shirts and autographed items.

Congratulations to @snipedangle and @keithpjones, winners or autographed items at #SMDay #Det

Virtual @JustinVerlander and WDIV TV’s @ashleebaracy pose at #SMDay #Det

In honor of Social Media Day, the Tigers conducted a Twitter chat about Social Media and sports live from the official Detroit Social Media Day Party. We posed hourly questions to all of our followers so even those not in attendance could participate. A timeline of the chat is available at storify.com/DetroitTigers

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