Homestand Highlights (8/13 – 8/17)
The #Tigers return to Comerica Park on Wednesday to begin a five-game homestand in Detroit. The homestand begins with a two-game Interleague series against the Pittsburgh Pirates followed by a weekend series with the Seattle Mariners.
8/13 – PIRATES v. TIGERS – at 7:08 PM ET
- Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship: The 2014 Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship is a youth baseball and softball tournament held in Detroit for children ages 6 – 19. The annual tournament is funded through a grant provided by the Detroit Tigers Foundation as part of Play Baseball Detroit in an effort to grow youth baseball and softball in the greater Detroit region. The seven winning teams from the Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship will be honored during an on-field ceremony at Comerica Park. Joining the winning teams on the field will be nearly 2,000 players and coaches who played in the Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship as they participate in a parade of teams around the field. The 2014 Willie Horton Foundation Good Sportsmanship Award will be presented to Taylor Central.
- First Pitch: A ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Tigers Fans David Kaminsky and Powell Miller, as well as Takashi Miyaura, representing Young Basile.
- The national anthem will be performed by The Singing Crusaders.
8/14 – PIRATES v. TIGERS – at 1:08 PM ET
- The first 10,000 fans will receive a Justin Verlander Mini-Bobblehead, sponsored by Frito Lay.
- The national anthem will be performed by vocalist Lori Adams.
8/15 – MARINERS v. TIGERS – at 7:08 PM ET
- Max Scherzer’s Showdown in Motown: Ever wonder what it would be like to play fantasy football with Max Scherzer? Fans who registered for his ‘Showdown in Motown’ fantasy football fundraiser are about to find out. Funds raised through the fantasy football league benefits the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, Detroit PAL and the Detroit Zoological Society.
- Country Night: Don’t forget to bring your cowboy boots and hat and saddle up for a country-filled night at Comerica Park. There will be live entertainment throughout the concourse featuring Allen as Tim, Deborah Stage Door Dancers, Annabelle Road and Alan Turner and the Steele Horse Band prior to the 7:08 p.m. start. Along with the performers, there will a mechanical bull in the Big Cat Court, a giant sized bull to greet fans outside of Gate A and Hooked on Dancin’ on the Pepsi Porch.
- The first 10,000 fans will receive a Miguel Cabrera Two-Time MVP Bobblehead, in partnership with Major League Baseball.
- Game Ball Delivery: The game ball will be delivered by Major Jay Biesenthal of the United States Army from Lewiston, Michigan.
- The national anthem will be performed by The Pontiac Waterford Big Chief Chorus and signed by Jeremy Wakeman.
- Following the game there will be Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Pepsi (weather permitting).
8/16 – MARINERS v. TIGERS – at 7:08 PM ET
- PLAY: The PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity among Youth) Campaign is a program of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society, the Taylor Hooton Foundation and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation. The program promotes healthy living by teaching children the importance of staying fit, being active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle to prevent childhood obesity. The event also features a session with the Taylor Hooton Foundation on the harmful effects of steroids and performance enhancing substances. Tigers Head Athletic Trainer Kevin Rand and his staff host nearly 100 participants from the Play Baseball Detroit program during the clinic on the field at Comerica Park as part of the league-wide initiative. Then the children rotate through three stations and a fourth station includes Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer sharing his personal experiences with fitness and how he stays healthy year-round. Scherzer is also an Advisory Board Member of the Taylor Hooton Foundation.
- Game Ball Delivery: The game ball will be delivered by Staff Sergeant George Flory of the United States Air Force from Lima, Ohio.
- The national anthem will be performed by vocalist Janine Stange, who is making history by touring and performing the national anthem in all 50 states to commemorate the anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner.
- Following the game there will be Saturday Night Fireworks, presented by Pepsi and Meijer (weather permitting).
8/17 – MARINERS v. TIGERS – at 1:08 PM ET
- Strike Out Bullying Rally: Prior to the game, the Tigers in partnership with the Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, The Detroit Newspapers In Education, AMP Radio and Defeat the Label will host a Strike Out Bullying event. Fans of all ages will be invited to sign the Detroit Tigers pledge to stop bullying. In 2013, The Detroit Tigers were awarded the Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence for the Club’s anti-bullying program. The award was created to recognize the charitable and philanthropic efforts of MLB clubs.
- All kids 14-and-under will receive a Strike out Bullying Wrist Band, courtesy of Michigan State Police Internet Crimes against Children Task Force.
- All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park. All kids 14-and-younger can enjoy free rides courtesy of Kroger on the Comerica Bank Carousel or the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel, can take part in free face painting, have the chance to win a Fisher Price mini-Corvette and are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases courtesy of Aquafina following the game, weather permitting.
UPCOMING SPECIAL TICKET PACKAGES:
DYNAMIC DEALS ALL SUMMER:
New for 2014, the Tigers are offering “Dynamic Deals” for select games this summer. Fans can enjoy discounts on tickets to see the Tigers battle their AL Central Division rivals at home. Get more information at tigers.com/tickets