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The #Tigers capped off the first half of the season by winning nine of their last 12 games before the All-Star Break. Four Tigers were named to the roster for the 85th Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Minneapolis this year. Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Max Scherzer and Ian Kinsler made the trip for the Tigers. The second half of the season kicks off with four games in three days at Comerica Park this weekend against the Cleveland Indians.
7/18 – INDIANS v. TIGERS at 7:08 PM ET
- Motown Night: The Tigers will celebrate the music that put Detroit on the map with Motown Night. Enjoy live music from renowned Detroit-based R&B group Serieux, The Reflections and Motor City Soul as the Tigers pay tribute to the timeless Motown sound. All in-game music, and the post-game fireworks show will feature all of the classics of Motown. As a part of Motown Night, legendary Motown Group The Four Tops will perform the national anthem and Duke Fakir of the group will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
- Game Ball Delivery: Today’s game ball will be delivered by First Sergeant Ryan Roush of the United States Marine Corps from Republic, Ohio.
- Friday Night Fireworks with a special Motown theme, presented by Pepsi (weather permitting).
7/19 – INDIANS v. TIGERS – GAME ONE at 1:08 PM ET
- This afternoon’s game is a makeup from the game on April 15 that was cancelled due to rain. All tickets from the April 15 game will be honored. No ticket exchange is necessary
- Jackie Robinson Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner Award: In 1998, Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, authorized the creation of the Diverse Business Partners program, an economically driven business initiative established to cultivate new and existing partnerships with minority- and women-owned businesses, by increasing opportunities for minorities and women to participate in the procurement activities of Major League Baseball. Brandon J. Bordeaux, Chairman and COO of Caravan Facilities Management, LLC is presented the Jackie Robinson Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner award (MVDBP) during a special pre-game on-field ceremony.
- Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation: The Tigers will host the 12th annual Children’s Health Day in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, a Detroit based organization that supports the healthcare needs of all children in Michigan by raising philanthropic funds for childhood disease research, the prevention of injuries and community outreach programs in southeast Michigan.
- The national anthem will be performed by Christina Chriss, lead singer of the band Kaleido. Kaleido was named the 2013 Best Band in Detroit by Real Detroit Weekly. Kaleido recently released their second studio album entitled, “Unbreakable.”
7/19 – INDIANS v. TIGERS – GAME TWO at 7:08 PM ET
- Tonight’s game ball will be delivered by Sergeant Andrew McCarthy of the United States Army from Flint, Michigan.
- The national anthem will be performed by the Saline Summer Band.
- Following the game there will be Saturday Night Fireworks, presented by Pepsi (weather permitting).
- MLB AT the Ballpark Check-In Experiences: One lucky fan that checks in at Comerica Park with the MLB at the Ballpark app will have the opportunity to watch postgame fireworks from the visitor’s dugout. Fans may check in beginning four hours prior to game time.
7/20 – INDIANS v. TIGERS at 1:08 PM ET
- All kids 14-and-under will receive an Anibal Sanchez poster, courtesy of Meijer.
- The national anthem will be performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Civic Jazz Orchestra. Kris Johnson, conductor of the Civic Jazz Orchestra will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
- PAWS For Applause: The PAWS for Applause program is a partnership between the Detroit Tigers and the Observer & Eccentric Newspapers. It’s a campaign that celebrates youth who volunteer their time and resources to make the community better. During the 2014 Tigers season, fans have the opportunity to submit an essay to the O&E Newspapers to nominate a young person in their community for doing something to make their community better. Today’s winner is 10-year-old Andrew Lithgow of Livonia, Michigan.
- 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 Fisher Price mini-Corvette and are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases courtesy of Aquafina following the game, weather permitting.
- Bicycle to the Ballpark: The Tigers are offering a special ticket package to our cycling friends. A limited number of tickets are available that include a secure bicycle valet and a Detroit Tigers “Bicycle to the Ballpark” water bottle.
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
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
Saturday night, the Tigers and Rangers sported the Negro Leagues uniforms of both the Detroit Stars and Fort Worth Black Panthers.
4. Weather Day
3. Passing of the Bat
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.
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 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.
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.
The Tigers return home from a six-game road trip as they host the Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during a nine-game homestand at Comerica Park. The Orioles (August 17-19) and Blue Jays (August 21-23) make their only trips to Detroit this season, each with a three-game series. The Angels make their second and final trip of the regular season to Comerica Park with a three-game series (August 24-26). Friday’s and Saturday’s games against the Orioles begin at 7:05 p.m., while Sunday’s game begins at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s contests against the Blue Jays begin at 7:05 p.m. while Thursday’s begins at 1:05 p.m. Friday’s and Saturday’s games against the Angels begin at 7:05 p.m., while Sunday’s begins at 1:08 p.m.
Friday, August 17 – Baltimore Orioles (Probables: Verlander vs. Hunter) @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
- Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Pepsi, will take place following the game (weather permitting).
- Boxing trainer, commentator and inductee of the International Boxing Hall Of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame, Emanuel Steward, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch to help promote the return of Kronk Boxing to the Joe Louis Arena on August 25th.
- Game Ball Delivery: Specialist David Mix of the United States Army from Hazel Park, Michigan will deliver the game ball. He recently returned from his first tour in Afghanistan as a member of the Security Forces Assistance where he earned an Army Achievement Medal and a NATO Medal. He has proudly served the Army for two years.
- Delta Dental “Smile Day”: Delta Dental will be sponsoring “Smile Day” at Comerica Park for the second year. Prior to the game, Delta Dental will present a $250,000 check to the Michigan Department of Community Health. As part of “Smile Day,” the first 1,000 kids 14-and-under will receive a Delta Dental Backpack, courtesy of Delta Dental. Delta Dental employees will perform the national anthem. Additionally, their mascot, Marshall Molar, will make an appearance and take pictures with kids.
- Detroit Tigers 50/50 Charity Raffle: The Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Charity Raffle continues at Comerica Park this season at every Friday and Saturday home game. The Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, has partnered with Friends of Camp Mak-a-Dream, Michigan Chapter, who support the mission and goals of Camp Mak-a-Dream in Montana by providing strategic, financial and marketing support for specifically chosen projects that will further the growth and advancement of Camp Mak-a-Dream, for Friday and Saturday’s 50/50 Charity raffle. Tickets will be sold from the time gates open through the end of the second inning. 50/50 Charity Raffle volunteers in orange aprons will be stationed throughout the concourse on the 100 level, at entry gates and at the 50/50 raffle table near gate A to purchase raffle tickets. 50/50 Charity Raffle tickets are sold 3-for-$5. Each night a winner will be selected and announced after the sixth inning and will receive half of the funds collected through that game’s raffle ticket sales. The remaining funds are shared between the Detroit Tigers Foundation and the select partner charity. To date, the Detroit Tigers 50/50 Charity Raffle has raised $75,450 for charity with the single largest one-game prize this season being $8,377.50.
Saturday, August 18 – Baltimore Orioles (Probables: Porcello vs. TBA) @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
- Game Ball Delivery: Specialist Chris Johnson of the United States Army from South Lyon, Michigan will deliver the game ball. He recently returned from his first deployment to Afghanistan where he earned a Combat Medical Badge, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal and was named Hero of the Week. He has proudly served the United States Army for over two years.
- Saturday Night Fireworks, presented by Verizon, will take place following the game (weather permitting).
- PLAY Campaign: The PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity among Youth) Campaign is a program of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society and the Taylor Hooton Foundation that will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 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 Donald Hooton, Jr. of the Taylor Hooton Foundation on the harmful effects of steroids and performance enhancing substances. Tigers Head Athletic Trainer Kevin Rand and his staff will host nearly 70 youth from youth baseball organizations from Detroit during the clinic on the field at Comerica Park as part of the league-wide initiative. During the event, the children will rotate through several stations, each featuring an instructional lesson on healthy living which include agility drills, stretching techniques and a session about the dangers of using steroids and performance enhancing substances. A fifth station will include Tigers pitcher Doug Fister sharing his personal experiences with fitness and how he stays healthy year-round. Also involved in the program are Tigers Team Orthopedic Physician, Dr. Stephen Lemos, Assistant Trainers, Steve Carter and Doug Teter, and Tigers Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Javair Gillett.
- UMPS Care: Through the UMPS Care Ticket program, guests will receive complimentary game tickets, a Tigers cap, food and beverage vouchers, baseball themed items and a photo to remember their experience at Comerica Park. Additionally, all guests will be given the opportunity to meet the umpires and take a photo on the field. Participants are selected through Big Brothers Big Sisters. The entire program is courtesy of UMPS Care Charities.
- Elvis® Night: Elvis Night will be rocking and rolling Comerica Park for the fourth consecutive year. Elvis Tribute Artists are scheduled to meet, mingle and perform for Tigers fans beginning at 5:30 p.m. Other festivities for the night include Elvis music played at Comerica Park all night, Elvis-inspired giveaways, an Elvis-themed fireworks show and PAWS and DTE Energy Squad dressed in 1950’s style Elvis-inspired outfits!
Sunday, August 19 – Kids Day – Baltimore Orioles (Probables: Fister vs. Chen) @ 1:05 p.m. (Gates open at 11:30 a.m.)
- All kids 14-and-younger will receive an “Every Kid, Every Sunday” Quintin Berry Poster, courtesy of Meijer.
- Grammy-Award winning and Detroit native gospel vocal group, The Clark Sisters, will perform the national anthem.
- Game Ball Delivery: August 19: Sergeant Chris Taisor of the United States Army from Auburn, Michigan will deliver the game ball. He recently returned from deployment in Kuwait. He has also served a tour of duty in Cuba in 10 years of service to the United States Army.
- 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 for Kids Run the Bases courtesy of Aquafina and Meijer following the game.
- First 10,000 fans to enter Comerica Park will receive a Prince Fielder Bobblehead, courtesy of Belle Tire.
- Be a Tiger for Kids: Cornerstone Schools will host the Seventh Annual “Be a Tiger for Kids” event at Comerica Park. It is Cornerstone’s premier fundraising event with over 3,000 supporters scheduled to participate. Representatives from Cornerstone Schools will participate in an on-field pregame ceremony, will throw out the ceremonial first pitches, perform the national anthem, and will take part in Kids Take the Field, Kids Run the Bases, and other fun-filled activities and family entertainment. Cornerstone Schools and Cornerstone Charter Schools serve more than 1,500 children in grades pre-kindergarten through 10th grade in an urban setting. Cornerstone Schools has delivered an excellent education to children in need for over 20 years. In a city with the lowest high school graduation rate in the country, Cornerstone students achieve a 95% high school graduation rate and 91% continue with higher learning. 100% of the proceeds from this event will support the Cornerstone Schools Association Scholarship Fund.
Wednesday, August 22 – Toronto Blue Jays @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
- First 10,000 fans to enter Comerica Park will receive a 2012 Detroit Tigers All-Star Poster, courtesy of Valvoline Instant Oil Change.
- Robot, a robot built by high school students, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
- Game Ball Delivery: Sergeant Justin Hass of the United States Marine Corps from Woodhaven, Michigan will deliver the game ball. He recently returned from his third deployment and served in Iraq, Japan, Guam and Thailand. He has proudly served the United States Marines for eight years.
Thursday, August 23 – Toronto Blue Jays @ 1:05 p.m. (Gates open at 11:30 a.m.)
Friday, August 24 – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
- Game Ball Delivery: Corporal Joshua Archer of the United States Army from Monroe, Michigan will deliver the game ball. He recently returned from deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He has received the Combat Medic Badge and has proudly served the United States Army for nearly four years.
- Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Pepsi, will take place following the game (weather permitting).
- Detroit Tigers 50/50 Charity Raffle: The partner for the Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Charity Raffle for Friday and Saturday will be the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), which is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research.
Saturday, August 25 – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
- All kids 14-and-under will receive a Tigers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Wristband, courtesy of Nickelodeon. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will make a special appearance at Comerica Park and will be greeting fans on the concourse.
- Game Ball Delivery: Sergeant Robert Matthew Stone of the United States Army from Wayland, Michigan will deliver the game ball. He recently returned from his third deployment including tours of duty in Iraq, South Korea and most recently Afghanistan. He has proudly served the United States Army for nearly five years.
- Tigers great Willie Horton will sign copies of the updated edition of the book Willie Horton: The People’s Champion by Kevin Allen on the Comerica Park concourse from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
- Saturday Night Fireworks, presented by Verizon, will take place following the game (weather permitting).
UMPS Care: Through the UMPS Care Ticket program, guests will receive complimentary game tickets, a Tigers cap, food and beverage vouchers, baseball themed items and a photo to remember their experience at Comerica Park. Additionally, all guests will be given the opportunity to meet the umpires and take a photo on the field. Participants are selected through Big Brothers Big Sisters. The entire program is courtesy of UMPS Care Charities.
Sunday, August 26 – Kids Day – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ 1:08 p.m. (Gates open at 11:30 a.m.)
- All kids 14-and-younger will receive an “Every Kid, Every Sunday” Back to School Insulated Lunch Bag, courtesy of SVS Vision.
- Game Ball Delivery: Staff Sergeant Ricky Ellis of the United States Army from Burton, Michigan will deliver the game ball. He recently returned from his third deployment including tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has been awarded numerous medals and ribbons and has been recommended for a Bronze Star. He has proudly served the United States Army for nearly seven years.
Tigers Vice President / Assistant General Manager Inducted into Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame
Miguel Cabrera, Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Luis Castillo, Edgar Renteria. Those are just a few of the many great players that Tigers Vice President / Assistant General Manager, Al Avila has helped to scout and sign in his 21 seasons in professional baseball.
And on Saturday, August 11, his eye for talent was honored as the St. Paul Saints inducted him into the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame.
The bronze plaque honoring his contributions and accomplishments as a scout will be displayed at the four minor league clubs owned by the Goldklang Group.
“I am very thankful and I appreciate being selected to the 2012 Class of The Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame,” said Avila to the St. Paul Saints. “Being selected is humbling for me joining this special baseball group.”
Avila joined the Tigers organization in his current role in April 2002. He is responsible for assisting General Manager David Dombrowski with the day-to-day baseball operations of the organization and major league club.
Hey Tigers Fans! Check out the new dugout jackets for 2011. This is the jacket that your favorite Detroit Tigers players will be wearing on-field during the 2011 season. The jackets are now on sale exclusively at the Tigers Team Store at Comerica Park.
Women’s jackets are $120 and men’s are $150. The body of the jacket is lined with fleece and around the neck is a double collar to keep you warm. This is the perfect jacket to welcome the fall season in Tigers Style. The Tigers Team Store is open Monday – Friday from 10AM to 3PM and during all Tigers home games. If you can’t make it down to Comerica Park, the 2011 Dugout Jacket will be available soon at tigers.com/shop.
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