Homestand Highlights (6/30 – 7/9)

After going 7-2 on the road against the Indians, Rangers and Astros, the #Tigers return home for nine games in 10 days against the Athletics, Rays and Dodgers.

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6/30 – ATHLETICS v. TIGERS at 7:08 PM ET

  • 30th Anniversary of the 1984 World Series Championship: The Tigers will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Tigers 1984 World Series championship. The first 20,000 fans into the ballpark will receive a 1984 replica road jersey, while the 1984 team will be honored on the field in a special pre-game ceremony featuring highlight videos from the ’84 season and testimonials from some of the players. Fans are encouraged to arrive at the ballpark early for this special event, and be in their seats no later than 6:30 p.m. so that they won’t miss a minute of the action.
  • Monday’s national anthem will be performed by Ray Parker Jr.

7/1 – ATHLETICS v. TIGERS at 7:08 PM ET 

  • Play Baseball Detroit Day:  The Tigers will celebrate the Play Baseball Detroit program in a special pregame, on-field ceremony prior to tonight’s game against the Athletics. Play Baseball Detroit is a comprehensive urban youth baseball outreach program dedicated to encouraging and supporting youth baseball and softball programs in the greater Detroit region. The ceremony will feature youth ball players from Tiny Tigers, Baseball FUNdamentals, the Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship and Team Tigers.
  • Tuesday’s national anthem will be performed by Gaeyle Gerrie-Boss
  • The game ball will be delivered by Sergeant Patrick Haney of the United States Marine Corps from Canton, Michigan.

7/2 – ATHLETICS v. TIGERS at 1:08 PM ET

  • Wednesday’s national anthem will be performed by TJ Corbett

7/3 – RAYS v. TIGERS at 7:08 PM ET 

  • LAST DAY TO VOTE! Voting for the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game ends on July 3rd at 11:59 PM ET. Make sure you vote to send all of your Tigers to the All-Star Game! Vote here: tigers.com/vote 
  • United States Citizenship and immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony: Prior to today’s game 60 individuals will be sworn in as American citizens during a pre-game, on-field ceremony at Comerica Park.
  • Thursday’s game ball will be delivered by Corporal Dylan Pennington of the United States Marine Corps from Hastings, Michigan.

7/4 – RAYS v. TIGERS at 7:08 PM ET – INDEPENDENCE DAY 

  • Stars & Stripes Tumbler Giveaway: The first 10,000 fans 21-and-older will receive a Stars & Stripes tumbler, courtesy of Miller Lite.
  • Armed Forces and Veterans Recognition Game: The Tigers are proud to celebrate the dedication and sacrifice of current and former members of the Armed Forces on Independence Day. The Tigers donated 1,500 tickets to local members of the Armed Forces and Veterans, along with their families to attend tonight’s game. More than 600 active duty service members and Veterans are invited to participate in a special pre-game, on-field ceremony recognizing their commitment and service to the United States. The Tigers and the Rays will don special camouflage logo caps in honor of Independence Day.
  • Fireworks: Don’t leave early! Fireworks will follow the game to help celebrate Independence Day (weather permitting).
  • ALS Awareness: In remembrance of the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s speech, Major League Baseball has partnered with ALS organizations nationwide to raise awareness about the disease and honor the great Lou Gehrig, who inspired so many with his outstanding on-field achievements and unparalleled strength of body, mind and character.
  • Tigers Wives Autographed Baseball and Photo Grab Bag Sale: The Tigers Wives have joined the Detroit Tigers Foundation for a fundraising event to benefit the Tigers Wives Fund and the Detroit Tigers Foundation.  The Tigers Wives will be stationed at Gate A selling grab bags during Friday and Saturday’s games.

7/5 – RAYS v. TIGERS at 4:08 PM ET 

  • The game ball will be delivered by Sergeant First Class Jay Gripentrog of the United States Army from Bay City, Michigan.
  • Saturday’s national anthem will be performed by Detroit native and vocal jazz ambassador Harvey Thompson.

7/6 – RAYS v. TIGERS at 8:08 PM ET 

  • Victor Martinez Poster Giveaway: All kids 14-and-under will receive a Victor Martinez poster, courtesy of Meijer.
  • Sunday Night in the D: See the Tigers battle the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, July 6 at 8:07 PM and take advantage of the best ticket deal of the year: Get a special “Sunday Night In The D” T-shirt and your choice of a Outfield Box, Pavilion, Upper Box Infield or Mezzanine ticket. Prices start as low as $17.50!
  • Kids Days at Comerica Park: All kids 14-and-younger will receive a free promotional item as part of the “Every Kid, Every Sunday” giveaway guarantee, 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.

7/8 – DODGERS v. TIGERS at 7:08 PM ET 

  • Tonight’s game ball will be delivered by Staff Sergeant Tyler Adams of the United States Air Force from Grass Lake, Michigan.
  • Prior to Tuesday night’s game, recent winners of the 2014 Detroit Music Awards Outstanding R&B Artist/Group The Infatuations will perform an acoustic set for the crowd.

7/9 – DODGERS v. TIGERS at 1:08 PM ET 

  • All-Star Sendoff: The Tigers will present their participants in the 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field with their official Majestic All-Star Game batting practice jerseys.

UPCOMING SPECIAL TICKET PACKAGES:

Mowtown Night – July 18th
Bicycle to the Ballpark – July 20th
Christmas in July – July 29th

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

TIGERS WIVES: Volunteering in Detroit

This season, the #TigersWives are adding more volunteer ventures on top of their more charitable contributions to the community. We hope to reinforce their team’s commitment to public service here in Detroit and encourage the local community to also step out and volunteer some of their own time.  We plan on blogging to keep fans updated on our efforts, but we’ll also be tweeting along the way with the hashtag #TigersWives.

Salvation Army Harbor Light Center

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Last month we prepped meals for the food kitchen that serves residents of the center’s detox and rehab facility, as well as the neighboring men’s shelter.  We also prepared and packaged food for the bed and bread truck that serves up to 3,000 Detroit homeless every day.  Salvation Army is an organization we have worked with for many years and it has always been a fun and educational experience for everyone involved.  It was especially eye opening to see this side as we’ve worked the Bed and Bread trucks in the past (and did again only a few weeks later)–to see how much work and time goes into preparing the meals, dividing the snacks and more really emphasized how important volunteers are to the organization.

Salvation Army Bed & Bread Truck

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This year we tried to really change how we worked the Bed and Bread truck by increasing the number of stops we worked.  We had two shifts and two trucks running due to the huge support from all of our ladies.  Although this was difficult at times, especially seeing so many young children needing meals or walking the streets by themselves, it was an enjoyable opportunity for all of us to help out and really see the other side of the city that many people rarely see.  Given how close most of the stops were to the stadium (you could even see it at some of them), it was important to get out and help those in most need.  In fact, this had such a significant impact on all the girls that the next night when we were all heading to a fundraiser we all spent most of the ride talking about what affected us most and how we can do more to help. I think it really opened some of our eyes and even though this was the fifth year some of us have done it, getting the chance to have more stops and see more of the areas most in need really affected us too.

Team Joseph In Vino Esperanza Fundraiser

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We chose to attend this event after spending a long time talking with Rick Porcello during spring training about how strongly he feels about the organization.  He was unable to attend since it was during the game, but since us ladies are trying to keep the #Tigers family feel, we decided to attend on his behalf.  All of us were so incredibly touched by how friendly everyone was, how excited they were to have us there and how they treated us like family.  We were able to meet Joseph and his mother, Marisa, who started the organization.  I still cannot believe what a positive spirit she is despite the challenges her family is facing with Joseph having Duchenne.  We met several parents, relatives or friends of children with Duchenne and learned of the challenges and struggles that they face every day.  It touched us all to see the positive attitudes and all of the hope that a cure would be found. It’s definitely given us a lot to think about and a lot to be thankful for.

Greening of Detroit

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This one was probably one of the biggest surprises but turned out to be a blast.  We all went in thinking we’d be planting flowers, pulling weeds or something similar.  When we arrived for our orientation we found out we’d be planting rather large trees and were a little nervous after learning just how involved (especially how labor intensive) the process was.  We definitely struggled at times digging through roots and clay, but everyone kept a great attitude, didn’t care about getting sweaty or dirty, and would not stop until our trees were planted absolutely perfectly.  We named our tree after the Tigers for good luck and everyone dropped pins on their phone to remember where they were.  It was cool, because when we were doing the Race for the Cure we saw a bunch of newly planted trees with the same frost guards we’d put on ours with the Greening of Detroit stickers.  Although it’s something small, it’s nice to recognize the organization’s touch throughout the city and we all had to stop and take a picture!

Race for the Cure

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This is something we do every year with many members of the Tigers front office.  It has always been a lot of fun, but was especially great this season because the team was in town so we had a few more girls than in the past.  Ashley Holaday presented the award for largest new team and did a great job with the media.  Overall it was just a great day for all of us girls to get outside, see another part of the city we don’t normally get to see and spend some time together supporting a great cause that has touched many of our families and friends.

Don’t forget to keep following the blog and #TigersWives on Twitter to see what we are up to.

 

 

 

 

 

Homestand Recap

Last week the #Tigers hosted the Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox for a six-game homestand at Comerica Park. Off the field, the Tigers had special visitors and joined fans for special promotions. Here are a few things you may have missed…

 

Rajai Davis tried explaining that "stealing a base" wasn't a real crime to RoboCop.

Rajai Davis tried explaining that “stealing a base” wasn’t a real crime to RoboCop.

RoboCop and Nick Fairley were on hand to throw out the first pitch on Tuesday night.

RoboCop and Nick Fairley were on hand to throw out the first pitch on Tuesday night.

 

Rajai Davis took a stab at SnapChat.

Rajai Davis took a stab at SnapChat.

The Tigers selected Derek Hill in the first round of the MLB Draft.

The Tigers selected Derek Hill in the first round of the MLB Draft.

Justin Verlander helped take as many #TigersSelfies as he could before Sunday's game during On-Field Photo Day.

Justin Verlander helped take as many #TigersSelfies as he could before Sunday’s game during On-Field Photo Day.

V-Mart Selfie?

V-Mart Selfie?

Joba (and his beard) were a hit on On-Field Photo Day.

Joba (and his beard) were a hit on On-Field Photo Day.

Paula Abdul was at Comerica Park on Sunday afternoon to help raise awareness for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the 2014 Home Run Challenge.

Paula Abdul was at Comerica Park on Sunday afternoon to help raise awareness for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the 2014 Home Run Challenge.

 

 

 

Homestand Highlights (June 3 – June 8)

The #Tigers are back in Detroit after a swing through the West Coast, and will host the Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox during a six-game homestand.

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ALL-STAR VOTING UPDATE:

The Tigers have four players atop the voting in their respective positions. Miguel Cabrera has the most votes in the American League at first base, while Ian Kinsler currently sits in second at second. Victor Martinez trails Nelson Cruz and David Ortiz for DH, while Torii Hunter is at seventh among outfielders. Be sure to VOTE often to help send #DET2ASG this year!

 

6/3 – BLUE JAYS v. TIGERS at 7:08 PM ET

  • Canadian Tigers Fans Night: The Tigers are offering a special ticket package for Canadian Tigers fans to see Detroit take on the Toronto Blue Jays. Each ticket package includes a ticket, a special Canadian Tigers fan t-shirt and a $5 donation to Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare. Find out how to get your tickets here.
  • RoboCop Day: RoboCop will be on-hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. RoboCop’s motorcycle will also be on display for fans to view in the Big Cat Court, and the first 10,000 fans will receive a RoboCop cheer card upon entry to the ballpark.

6/4 – BLUE JAYS v. TIGERS at 7:08 PM ET 

  • Detroit Tigers Grocery Tote:  The first 10,000 fans to enter the ballpark will receive a Detroit Tigers Grocery Tote courtesy of MLB Network.
  • The Henry Ford Night: As part of the Tigers partnership with the Henry Ford and annual sponsorship of the Historic Baseball Program at Greenfield Village, several representatives from the Henry Ford will be at Comerica Park.

6/5 – BLUE JAYS v. TIGERS at 1:08 PM ET

  • Max Scherzer Bobblehead Giveaway: The first 15,000 fans to enter the ballpark will receive a Max Scherzer Cy Young Bobblehead courtesy of BallPark.

6/6 – RED SOX v. TIGERS at 7:08 PM ET 

  • Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Pepsi (weather permitting)

6/7 – RED SOX v. TIGERS at 7:15 PM ET 

  • Saturday Night Fireworks, presented by Pepsi (weather permitting)
  • Scott’s MLB Pitch, Hit & Run: Prior to the game, 24 youngsters ages 7-14 will compete in the Team Championship of the 2014 Scott’s MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Competition at Comerica Park.

6/8 – RED SOX v. TIGERS at 8:00 PM ET 

  • On-field photo day: From 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. all fans are invited down to the field for a special opportunity to take photos of their favorite Tigers players and coaches. Fans are encouraged to take selfies with their favorite players in the background and tag them on Twitter and Instagram using #TigersSelfies. Please note that this is not an autograph event and posed photos are not permitted.
  • Joe Nathan Facial Hair Fathead: All kids 14-and-under will receive Joe Nathan Facial Hair Fathead, courtesy of Belle Tire.
  • Kids Days: All kids 14-and-younger will receive a free promotional item as part of the “Every Kid, Every Sunday” giveaway guarantee, 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 bicycle and are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases courtesy of Meijer following the game, weather permitting.

DYNAMIC DEALS IN MAY

New for 2014, the Tigers are offering “Dynamic Deals” for select games in June. 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

Five Things You May Have Missed Last Weekend

The #Tigers hosted the Rangers for a short home series over the weekend. The four game stint honored former Negro Leagues players as part of the annual Negro Leagues Weekend celebration at Comerica Park. Here are five things you may have missed this weekend at Comerica Park…

5. Detroit Stars v. Fort Worth Black Panthers

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Saturday night, the Tigers and Rangers sported the Negro Leagues uniforms of both the Detroit Stars and Fort Worth Black Panthers.

4. Weather Day

The Class Outside Series went out with a bang (literally). Over 10,000 students visited Comerica Park for the series this year to learn about journalism, math, science and weather. The Imagination Station in Toledo was on hand Thursday for Weather Day along with meteorologists from FOX 2 Weather Authority.

3. Passing of the Bat

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A part of the club’s Negro Leagues Weekend celebration, the Passing of the Bat is a tradition that includes baseball players from multiple generations. Dazon Cole from West Bloomfield High School joined Walt Owens, Rod Allen, Craig Monroe, Darnell Coles, Dave Clark, Rajai Davis, Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson in signing the ceremonial bat.

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The Tigers posthumously honored the career of Bill Bruton and the contributions to the legacy of African Americans in baseball in the city of Detroit and across the country.  Bruton was represented by his family members in a special on-field ceremony Sunday afternoon.

1. Danny Worth’s Knuckleball


The Tigers hit the road Monday for a seven game road trip out west with the Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners, and will return home to face the Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox on June 3rd.

Homestand Highlights

After a 6-3 road trip that saw the #Tigers sweep the Red Sox for the first time in Boston since 1983, the team returns to Comerica Park for a four-game homestand against the Texas Rangers this weekend.

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5/22 – RANGERS v. TIGERS at 1:08 PM ET

  • Weather Day: More than 3,600 students will be treated to a lesson on the science behind Michigan weather and why it acts the way it does. The lesson will feature meteorologists from FOX 2 Weather Authority and special weather-related demonstrations by experts from Toledo’s Imagination Station.

5/23 – RANGERS v. TIGERS at 7:08 PM ET – FRIDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS

  • 8th Annual Detroit Stars Singing Competition: The singing competition will take place at the Big Cat Court starting at 5:30 p.m. 10 finalists will be judged by celebrity judges including Duke Fakir of the legendary Motown group the Four Tops, Golden Tate, wide receiver for the Detroit Lions and FOX 2 TV personality Lee Thomas. 
  • Passing of the Bat Ceremony: The Tigers are continuing their celebration of African Americans and their numerous contributions to the game of baseball with the “Passing of the Bat” ceremony, which embodies the past, present and future contributions of African American ballplayers to the game of baseball. The ceremony features former Detroit Stars player Walt Owens, former Tigers and current FOX Sports Detroit broadcasters Rod Allen and Craig Monroe, current Tigers Rajai Davis Torii Hunter, and Austin Jackson, as well as Dazon Cole of West Bloomfield High School. Cole is one of the top high school baseball prospects in the state of Michigan.

5/24 – RANGERS v. TIGERS at 4:08 PM ET – 20th ANNUAL NEGRO LEAGUES TRIBUTE GAME

  • Detroit Stars Baseball Cap Giveaway: The first 10,000 fans to enter the park will receive a Detroit Stars baseball cap, courtesy of Comerica Bank.
  • On-Field Ceremony: Prior to the 20th annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game, where the Tigers and Rangers will don the uniforms of the Detroit Stars and Ft. Worth Texas Black Panthers, 10 former Negro Leagues players will be honored in a special pre-game ceremony. In addition, as part of its commitment to the metro Detroit community, Comerica Bank will donate $5,000 to Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium to purchase a historic marker identifying the Negro Leagues diamond as a National Historic Landmark. Former home of the Negro Leagues Detroit Stars, Hamtramck Stadium has played host to National Baseball Hall of Famers such as Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Oscar Charleston, Cool Papa Bell and Norman “Turkey” Stearnes.  

5/25 – RANGERS v. TIGERS at 1:08 PM ET

  • Bill Bruton Baseball Card Giveaway: Upon exit from the ballpark, all fans will receive a commemorative Bill Bruton baseball card, courtesy of The Detroit News.
  • Detroit Tigers Starting Rotation Poster Giveaway: All kids 14-and-under will receive a Detroit Tigers Starting Rotation Poster, courtesy of Meijer.
  • African American Legacy Award Presentation: Prior to the game, the Tigers will posthumously honor former Tigers outfielder Bill Bruton for his contributions to the legacy of African Americans in baseball in the city of Detroit and across the country. Bruton’s family will be on-hand to receive the Detroit Tigers African American Legacy Award on his behalf. 
  • Kids Day: All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park. All kids 14-and-younger will receive afree promotional item as part of the “Every Kid, Every Sunday” giveaway guarantee, can enjoyfree 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 bicycle and are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases courtesy of Aquafina following the game, weather permitting.

DYNAMIC DEALS IN MAY

New for 2014, the Tigers are offering “Dynamic Deals” for select games in May. 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

Seven Things You Might Have Missed Last Week at Comerica Park!

Last week the #Tigers took three of four from the Houston Astros and added another win against the Twins before heading out on a nine game road trip. Every homestand Comerica Park is full of Tigers fans watching baseball and participating in celebrations both on and off the field. Here are a few events you may have missed that happened when the Tigers were in town.

7. Zubazpalooza

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It was probably hard to miss the Zubaz, but every was wearing them on Friday night (even the grounds crew)! The pants from the 90’s were part of the Fourth Annual Zubazpalooza held at Comerica Park. Fans were able to purchase special ticket packages that were included pants, shirts and even ties.

6. Detroit Economic Club Luncheon

 

 

So it didn’t ACTUALLY happen at Comerica Park, but the Tigers joined the Detroit Economic Club for their annual luncheon on Friday afternoon. The Tigers donned bow ties to help raise awareness for Bow Ties for a Cause.

5. Cinco de Mayo

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The Tigers celebrated Cinco de Mayo by hosting live music and various dance groups from around Detroit to the ballpark. Fans who purchased special ticket packages also received Cinco de Mayo t-shirts as well.

4. Samurai First Pitch

Now that’s what I call a first pitch.

This one explains itself.

3. Space Day

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NASA Astronaut Dr. Michael Massimino spoke to over 3,000 students during Space Day at Comerica Park. He was joined by the Michigan Science Center, and had the chance to throw out the first pitch on Thursday afternoon.

2. Jim Leyland Day

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The Tigers celebrated the third-winningest manager in franchise history on Saturday by awarding Jim Leyland with an honorary painting and first-pitch ceremony.

1. Fan Signs

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You may have missed some of these signs around Comerica Park.

The #Tigers return to Comerica Park on May 22nd for a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. The homestand includes the 12th Annual Negro Leagues Weekend celebration and the 20th Annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game.

 

Homestand Highlights (May 5 – May 11)

The #Tigers finished an eight game road trip with a 9-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, and will return home on Monday to take on the Houston Astros for the first time this year. While on the road, the Tigers moved to 17-9 and extended their lead atop the American League Central to 4.5 games.

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DYNAMIC DEALS IN MAY

New for 2014, the Tigers are offering “Dynamic Deals” for select games in May. 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

ALL-STAR VOTING IS IN FULL SWING

Voting for the 84th Major League Baseball All-Star Game has opened. Tigers fans can vote for their favorite Tigers on the ballot online and at Comerica Park. Last year’s All-Star Roster included six Tigers, including Miguel Cabrera, Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander. Fans can vote up to 25 times per email address here: VOTE NOW!

5/5 – ASTROS v. TIGERS at 7:08 PM ET

  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration: Comerica Park will host live entertainment on the concourse from 5-7 p.m. near the Big Cat Court (behind Section 119) and Brushfire Grill (behind Section 131). Also as a part of the celebration, the Tigers sold Special Edition Cinco de Mayo t-shirts which helped benefit the Centro Multicultural La Familia in Pontiac, MI.
  • In-Park All-Star Balloting: The time is now to vote your favorite Tigers players into the 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field. Beginning on May 5th, fans will have the opportunity to vote in-park as well as online for the All-Star Game.
  • Ceremonial First Pitch: The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown out by Detroit Lions safety, Glover Quin, U.S. Speedskating Olympian Kelly Gunther, and University of Michigan Men’s Basketball player, Nik Stauskas.

5/6 – ASTROS v. TIGERS at 7:08 PM ET

  • Ceremonial First Pitch: The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown out by the star of “Defending the Caveman”, Vince Valentine and The Samurai from the current Detroit Institute of Arts exhibit “Samurai: Beyond the Sword.”
  • National Anthem: The national anthem will be performed by country vocalist Julianne Ankley, recent winner of the Outstanding Country Songwriter Award from the Detroit Music Awards.

5/7 – ASTROS v. TIGERS at 7:08 PM ET

  • Ceremonial First Pitch: The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out by former “Hardcore Pawn” and “Meltdown” star, Rich Pyle.

5/8 – ASTROS v. TIGERS at 1:08 PM ET

  • Space Day: Astronaut Dr. Michael Massimino will speak to more than 3,000 students and educators before the game as part of the club’s Class Outside Series. Massimino will share his experiences from his trips to space to service the Hubble Telescope, and will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game.
  • Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Day: The Tigers were the first professional sports team to commit to the G.R.E.A.T. in 1994. Now in its 20th year, the Tigers will welcome 875 Detroit Area middle school students from the 13-week program to Comerica Park to celebrate their achievements in avoiding destructive behaviors.

5/9 – TWINS v. TIGERS at 7:08 PM ET

  • Miguel Cabrera Three-Time Batting Champion Trophy Giveaway: The first 10,000 fans to enter Comerica Park on Friday will receive the trophy courtesy of Pepsi.
  • Fourth Annual Zubazpalooza: For the fourth year, the Tigers are offering a special ticket package for stripe-enthusiasts during Zubazpalooza. Find out how to purchase the special ticket package here

5/10 – TWINS v. TIGERS at 1:08 PM ET

  • Tribute to Jim Leyland: Prior to the game, the Tigers will honor the third-winningest manager in franchise history in a special pre-game, on-field ceremony at Comerica Park. The former skipper will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game. Be sure to be in your seats by 12:40 p.m. so you don’t miss a minute of this special ceremony.
  • 2014-15 Wall Calendar Giveaway: The first 10,000 fans to enter Comerica Park on Saturday will receive the giveaway courtesy of Red Robin.
  • Pre-Game On-Field Clinic: From 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. fans are welcomed onto the playing field at Comerica Park for a special pre-game clinic featuring Tigers players. Fans will choose a station and Tigers players and coaches will rotate among the stations giving fans tips on hitting, infield defense, pitching and catching. The clinic is weather permitting and sponsored by Red Robin. Autographs are not permitted.

5/11 – TWINS v. TIGERS at 1:08 PM ET

  • Happy Mother’s Day! All Moms and Kids 14-and-under will receive a special Mother’s Day Picture Frame, courtesy of Little Caesars. Plus, the first 500 families to visit the Fan Foto display in the FOX Sports Detroit Brushfire Grill will receive a FREE Mother’s Day branded photo to place in their new frame. Upon entry to the ballpark, 500 moms will be invited to participate in a special on-field recognition during the singing of the national anthem.
  • Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer: Major League Baseball and the Detroit Tigers have partnered with Komen for the Cure to go to bat against breast cancer. The Tigers donated 1,000 tickets to breast cancer survivors, volunteers and their families from the Detroit Race for the Cure to attend the Mother’s Day game. More than 150 breast cancer survivors will be invited onto the field and recognized prior to the national anthem. In addition, the Tigers winner from Major League Baseball’s Honorary Bat Girl contest to recognize inspirational fans that have been affected by breast cancer will be honored prior to the start of the game and will throw a ceremonial first pitch. During the game, players from both clubs will use pink bats, and all baseballs will have pink stitching.
  • Sunday Kids Day: All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park. All kids 14-and-younger will receive a free promotional item as part of the “Every Kid, Every Sunday” giveaway guarantee, 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 bicycle and are invited down to the field forKids Run the Bases courtesy of Aquafina and Meijer following the game, weather permitting.

Homestand Highlights (April 15 – 24)

After a five game roadtrip out west, the #Tigers return home to Comerica Park for a 10 day homestand that starts on Tuesday. The Tigers will host the Cleveland Indians, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Chicago White Sox.

 

DYNAMIC DEALS IN APRIL

New for 2014, the Tigers are offering “Dynamic Deals” for select games in April. 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

4/15 – TIGERS v. INDIANS at 7:08 PM ET

  • In honor of Jackie Robinson, all on-field personnel from both the Tigers and Indians will wear Jack Robinson’s number 42.
  • The Tigers will honor the winners of their annual Jackie Robinson Art, Essay and Poetry Contest.

4/16 – TIGERS v. INDIANS at 7:08 PM ET

  • The first 10,000 fans to enter the ballpark will receive “April in the D” Gloves courtesy of Fox Sports Detroit.

4/17 – TIGERS v. INDIANS at 1:08 PM ET

  • As part of the Class Outside Series, students will learn about the field of sports journalism during Journalism Day.

4/18 – TIGERS v. ANGELS at 7:08 PM ET

  • The Tigers have partnered with Major League Baseball and Jack’s Place for Autism to raise awareness of autism.

4/19 – TIGERS v. ANGELS at 1:08 PM ET

  • Austin Jackson will be recognized for being named the Tigers top defensive player in 2013 by Wilson.

4/20 – TIGERS v. ANGLES at 1:08 PM ET

  • Every child 14-and-younger will receive a Torii Hunter Mini-Bat.
  • Prior to the game, Kids Club members will be selected to take part in a special parade with the Easter Bunny and PAWS.

4/21 – TIGERS v. ANGLES at 1:08 PM ET

  • Law Enforcement Night is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers and their families.

4/22 – TIGERS v. WHITE SOX at 7:08 PM ET

  • Prior to the game, the Tigers will recognize all of the young women currently in the running to become Miss Michigan.

4/23 – TIGERS v. WHITE SOX at 7:08 PM ET

  • The first 10,000 fans will receive an Anibal Sanchez 17 K’s DVD, courtesy of Fox Sports Detroit.

4/24 – TIGERS v. WHITE SOX at 1:08 PM ET

  • During six select games this season, the Tigers and Aquafina will host over 10,000 students from local schools to reward them for being a member of their school’s safety patrol or having perfect attendance for a marking period.

 

2014 Tigers Playlist

The crack of the bat is just one of the sounds you expect to hear when you enter a ballpark during the summer, but lately many fans have been paying closer attention to the walk-up and entrance music for both batters and pitchers.


 

While some players will change their songs during the season, here are some of the songs you’ll hear through the speakers this year at Comerica Park as your favorite player heads onto the field:

Kinsler: “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder

Hunter:  “My Hitta” by YG feat. Jeezy

Cabrera: “Mercy” by Kanye West

Martinez: “Mi Bajo y Yo” by Oscar de Leon

Jackson: “PSA” by Jay-Z

Collins: “What You Know” by T.I.

Castellanos: “Revolution” by Diplo feat. Imanos, Faustix

Holaday: “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons

Romine: “Can’t Stop” by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Avila: “Save My Soul” by Blues Saraceno

Gonzalez: “All I Do is Win” by DJ Khaled

Kelly: “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon

Davis: “Jesus” by Kirk Franklin

PITCHERS

Verlander: “In the Air Tonight” by Non-Point

Scherzer: “Forgot About Dre”

Smyly: “Bad Boy for Life”

Sanchez: “Turn Down for What” by DJ Snake feat. Lil Jon

Krol: “Partition” by Beyonce

Nathan: “Fireman MIX” 

Alberquerque: “Yo Lo Que Vine a dar Mambo” by El Alfa

Coke: “War Machine” by AC/DC

What do you think? Do you have any other songs you think should be added to the playlist this season? Leave them in the comments or shoot us a note on Twitter!

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