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#TigerFest Highlights

#Tigers fans had the chance to meet their favorite players and personalities, tour the ballpark and hear interviews during the 21st Annual #TigerFest yesterday. Here are some highlights…

Wow… A girl showed me this photo from #tigerfest 10 years ago! Must have been my 1st or 2nd one. #timeflies

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At the #socialmediaclubhouse w/ James McCann! The fans are awesome!! #Tigersfest #GoTigers

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Check out all of the highlights and tweets from #TigerFest here.

#DETCaravan: Day 2

The second day of the #Tigers Winter Caravan (#DETCaravan) wrapped up today. Tigers players were in Metro Detroit and on the west side of Michigan to finish off the two-day event. Here are some of the highlights…

Day 2 of the #tigers caravan under way.

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Con mi Hermano @anibalsanchez19 #tigerscaravan #miggyhat #miggygorra #frio 🙏✊

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Great atmosphere at #nais this afternoon! Did a parade with Vic. #greatfans #excited

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Thanks to everyone for coming out and making #DETCaravan a success!

#DETCaravan: Day 1

The first day of the #Tigers Winter Caravan (#DETCaravan) is in the books. Tigers players were in Metro Detroit and on the west side of Michigan to get the event started. Here are some of the highlights…

First stop of our Caravan 👮#detroitpolicedepartment #tigerscaravan #tigers #mlb

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Checking out the Detroit Public Library during the #DETCaravan! 📚

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Keep following @tigers and the hashtag #DETCaravan to see what is in store for Day 2.

 

Tigers host dinner and shopping spree for underprivileged children

In celebration of the holiday spirit, the #Tigers treated nearly 50 children and teens in need from HAVEN and Variety, the Children’s Charity to a special holiday dinner and surprise holiday shopping spree inside Oakland Mall on Tuesday.

 

Tigers broadcaster Dan Dickerson and his wife, Lori Anne, along with FOX Sports Detroit broadcaster Rod Allen and his wife Adrian, former Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones and his wife, Paula, and Detroit’s favorite mascot PAWS joined the youth and their families for the special event.  

#Tigers donate items to Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos

Anthony Gose, Kyle Lobstein and James McCann visited the #Tigers Dominican Academy, home of the club’s Dominican Summer League team and fall instructional program on Wednesday. The #Tigers visited with children and staff from Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, an organization that cares for orphaned and abandoned children in Latin America and the Caribbean.

In collaboration with the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, the players presented the children from the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos orphanage with more than 300 pieces of baseball equipment, t-shirts, cleats and shoes to support their youth baseball program.

 

 

Most Instagrammed place in Michigan

On Thursday, Time Magazine released their “50 Most Instagrammed Places in America” based on data collected from Instagram. Comerica Park was listed as the most Instagrammed place in the state of Michigan for the second year in a row!

 

Tigers fans, players and personalities have been snapping selfies and photos all season long and checking in at Comerica Park.

 

Check out some of the photos tagged at Comerica Park this year here!

TIGERS ANNOUNCE MINOR LEAGUE ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2016

The Detroit #Tigers today announced the minor league field staff and roving personnel assignments for the 2016 season.

Dave Owen (Director, Player Development), Bill Dancy (Minor League Field Coordinator), Manny Crespo (Director, Latin American Player Development), Scott Fletcher (Infield Coordinator), Joe DePastino (Catching Coordinator), Bruce Fields (Hitting Coordinator), A.J. Sager (Pitching Coordinator), Gene Roof (Outfield and Baserunning Coordinator), Brian Peterson (Performance Enhancement Instructor), Dr. George Carlo (Performance Coach), Sharon Lockwood (Coordinator of International Player Programs), Corey Tremble (Medical Coordinator), Steve Melendez (Minor League International Medical Coordinator) and Steve Chase (Strength and Conditioning Coordinator) will all return in their respective positions for the 2016 season.

Lloyd McClendon, Jeff Pico, Willie Blair, Ace Adams and Mike Hessman have each joined the Tigers organization. McClendon will be the manager at Triple A Toledo, Pico will be the pitching coach for Triple A Toledo, Blair will be the pitching coach for Double A Erie, Adams will be the pitching coach for Connecticut and Hessman will be the hitting coach for Connecticut.

Additionally, Phil Clark, who previously was the hitting coach for Single A West Michigan, will now be the hitting coach at Double A Erie. Edgar Alfonzo, who was the hitting coach for the GCL Tigers and Double A Erie, will be the hitting coach for Single A West Michigan. Nick Avila, who also serves as an area scout for the Tigers, will be the pitching coach for the GCL Tigers. German Geigel and Josman Robles will each serve as hitting coaches for the GCL Tigers. , Robles was previously the hitting coach for the VSL Tigers, while Geigel is a Tigers scout in Puerto Rico and also assisted as the hitting coach for the GCL Tigers at the end of 2015. Jaime Garcia, who was the pitching coach for the GCL Tigers in 2015, will serve as the extended spring training/rehab pitching coach.

The following are the field staff assignments at each of the organization’s six minor league affiliates:

Toledo
Manager: Lloyd McClendon
Pitching Coach: Jeff Pico
Hitting Coach: Leon “Bull” Durham
Trainer: Chris McDonald
Strength & Conditioning: Fred Murphy

Erie
Manager: Lance Parrish
Pitching Coach: Willie Blair
Hitting Coach: Phil Clark
Trainer: TJ Saunders
Strength & Conditioning: David Snedden

Lakeland
Manager: Dave Huppert
Pitching Coach: Jorge Cordova
Hitting Coach: Nelson Santovenia
Trainer: Jason Schwartzman
Strength & Conditioning: Jeff Mathers

West Michigan
Manager: Andrew Graham
Pitching Coach: Mark Johnson
Trainer: Edgar Alfonzo
Trainer: TJ Obergefell

Connecticut
Manager: Mike Rabelo
Pitching Coach: Ace Adams
Hitting Coach: Mike Hessman
Trainer: Chris Vick

GCL Tigers
Manager: Basilio Cabrera
Pitching Coach: Nick Avila
Hitting Coach: Josman Robles/German Geigel
Trainer: Jarad Branski

 

2015 #Tigers Social Media Awards

Just like you, #Tigers players are all over social media, tweeting their thoughts and posting their latest happenings on Instagram. With the 2015 season finished up, we took a look back at some of the top social media moments of the season. The fans were in charge, and helped pick some of their favorite moments from the season.

Favorite Fan Sign

Mary saw her first #Tigers game in 1926! #Goals

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Favorite #TigersSelfie

Love having my fans support!! This little guy was pretty surprised when he turned around.

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Favorite #Tigers GIF

 

Favorite Tigers Follow

Buen trabajo en la pista 🙏

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CBS RADIO’S 97.1 THE TICKET SIGNS EXCLUSIVE MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT TO BROADCAST DETROIT RED WINGS AND DETROIT TIGERS

CBS RADIO’s 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM) in association with Olympia Entertainment, announced today a long-term sports and entertainment alliance with the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings. The comprehensive multi-year agreement is an extension of a partnership that first began in 2001, and includes play-by-play rights to both teams, as well as marketing and promotional activities across the company’s portfolio of local stations in Detroit. CBS RADIO owns and operates WWJ-AM, WXYT-AM, WDZH-FM, WOMC-FM, and WYCD-FM, offering the most 24/7 live and local sports, news and music programming in the market.

“We’ve enjoyed a tremendous relationship with CBS RADIO as the broadcast home for the Red Wings for the last 14 seasons,” said Tom Wilson, President and CEO of Olympia Entertainment. “The fans in Hockeytown and throughout the state of Michigan have come to know 97.1 The Ticket and its extended radio network as the broadcast home for Red Wings action and we’re excited to extend the relationship as we celebrate our final two years in Joe Louis Arena and transition into the new Detroit Events Center.”

“There is something special about listening to a Tigers game on the radio, and the team at CBS RADIO continues its standard of excellence in their coverage of Tigers baseball,” said Duane McLean, Detroit Tigers Executive Vice President of Business Operations. “97.1 The Ticket and the Tigers radio network, in addition to the partnerships with the local CBS RADIO stations, play an integral role in engaging fans with the ball club. This partnership is a commitment to connect the community, Michigan, and Tigers fans across the country with the old English D.”

Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice President/Market Manager, CBS RADIO Detroit said, “97.1 The Ticket and all of CBS RADIO are thrilled to continue our relationship with the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and Olympia Entertainment. We truly believe the Tigers and Red Wings are the best partners in sports. It’s an exciting time for Detroit, largely because of the Ilitch family and the work their organizations are doing to bring new life to downtown.”

Highlights of the agreement include:

  • Play-by-play announcer, Dan Dickerson, will continue to host the Detroit Tigers pre- and post-game shows, as well as “Hot Stove,” an off season show airing weekly to keep listeners up to date on the Detroit Tigers.
  • Detroit Red Wings announcer Ken Kal will host “Inside Hockeytown” weekly throughout the hockey season.
  • WWJ-AM will add three new one hour shows including “Inside The Arena,” to keep fans up-to-date on the development of the new Detroit Red Wings hockey stadium; “Inside The Ballpark,” which will include the latest news and information about the Detroit Tigers upcoming season, and “Inside District Detroit” focusing on all things related to the expansion of “The District.”

Additionally, the new partnership includes CBS RADIO’s Detroit stations assisting Olympia Entertainment in the production and marketing of select concert and entertainment events. WYCD-FM’s “Downtown Hoedown” is currently produced in partnership with Olympia Entertainment and the “Opening Day Block Party” at Grand Circus Park in Detroit, is produced by WXYT-FM with the assistance of the Detroit Tigers. Both the Downtown Hoedown and the Opening Day Block Party have successfully drawn more than 100,000 people to the city of Detroit annually.

ABOUT THE DETROIT RED WINGS:
The Detroit Red Wings hockey club, an Original Six member of the National Hockey League and 11-time Stanley Cup Champion, was purchased by Michael and Marian Ilitch in 1982. Other Ilitch companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development of Michigan, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program and Champion Foods. Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers. Marian Ilitch owns the MotorCity Casino Hotel. For more information, visit http://www.DetroitRedWings.com
ABOUT THE DETROIT TIGERS:
The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants. The team is owned by Michael Ilitch who purchased the ball club in 1992. Michael and his wife, Marian, jointly own other companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries including: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Champion Foods, Uptown Entertainment and Ilitch Holdings, Inc. Marian Ilitch is the sole owner of MotorCity Casino Hotel. For more information, visit http://www.tigers.com.

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ABOUT WXYT-FM/CBS RADIO:
WXYT-FM/97.1 The Ticket provides 24 hour live and local programming seven days a week. The station is home to top rated personalities including Mike Stone, Bill McAllister, Doug Karsh, Scott Anderson, Mike Valenti, Terry Foster, Jamie Samuelsen, and Bob Wojnowski. Listeners can hear 97.1 The Ticket online at http://www.cbsdetroit.com and via the Radio.com app for a variety of mobile devices. WXYT-FM is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation. CBS RADIO operates 117 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. More than two dozen professional sports teams are broadcast on CBS RADIO stations.

#PinkOut the Park

The #Tigers and Karmanos Cancer Institute hosted the fourth annual #PinkOut the Park, presented by Delta Air Lines last night at Comerica Park. Over 500 breast cancer survivors were honored in an on-field ceremony before the game and all fans in attendance joined in a special moment after the fifth inning to pay tribute to individuals.

Throughout the night fans tagged photos of themselves on Twitter and Instagram using #PinkOut. Here are a few photos from #Tigers fans last night!

#pinkout #tigers

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ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY💜 #pinkout #tigers

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Check out more photos from #PinkOut the Park on the Tigers Facebook page.

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