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Tigers Acquire Nolan Blackwood from the Oakland Athletics

One-of-two players to be named later to complete Mike Fiers

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers announced today they have acquired righthanded pitcher Nolan Blackwood from the Oakland Athletics as one-of-two players to be named later to complete the trade for righthanded pitcher Mike Fiers.

 

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers announced today they have acquired righthanded pitcher Nolan Blackwood from the Oakland Athletics as one-of-two players to be named later to complete the trade for righthanded pitcher Mike Fiers.

 

Blackwood, 23, is ranked as the 30th-best prospect in the Athletics organization according to MLB Pipeline. The 6-5, 185 lbs., righthander has posted a 6-3 record with a 4.08 ERA (53.0IP/24ER), 48 strikeouts, a 1.43 WHIP and a .280 opponent batting average in 39 relief appearances with Double A Midland. Blackwood earned Texas League midseason All-Star honors earlier this season.

 

Originally signed by the Athletics in the 14th round of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft, Blackwood has a 9-10 record with a 3.56 ERA (136.1IP/54ER), 121 strikeouts, a 1.24 WHIP and a .248 opponent batting average in 101 career Minor League appearances.

 

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Tigers Agree to Terms with Zach McAllister on Major League Contract

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers announced today that they have agreed to terms on a Major League contract with righthanded pitcher Zach McAllister.

 

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers announced today that they have agreed to terms on a Major League contract with righthanded pitcher Zach McAllister.

 

McAllister, 30, has made 41 appearances with the Cleveland Indians this season, posting a 1-2 record with a 4.97 ERA (41.2IP/23ER) and 34 strikeouts.

 

An eight-year veteran at the Major League level, all with the Indians, McAllister has appeared in 277 games, including 68 starts, in his career, compiling a 29-35 record with one save, a 3.99 ERA (588.1IP/261ER) and 537 strikeouts.

 

A native of Peoria, IL, McAllister was originally drafted by the New York Yankees in the third round of the 2006 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

 

To make room for McAllister on the 40-man roster, the Tigers have designated righthanded pitcher Jacob Turner for assignment.

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Join Us for Arab American Night September 22 at Comerica Park

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers will host Arab American night, sponsored by Saad Wholesale Meats/Sharifa Halal, on Saturday, September 22 vs. the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Metro Detroit is home to one of the largest Arab populations in the United States.

 

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers will host Arab American night, sponsored by Saad Wholesale Meats/Sharifa Halal, on Saturday, September 22 vs. the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Metro Detroit is home to one of the largest Arab populations in the United States.

 

The Arab American night ticket package is available now and includes a lower baseline, upper box infield, upper reserve infield, mezzanine or upper grandstand ticket, a Saad Wholesale Meats/Sharifa Halal Knockwurst voucher and a donation to Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities (LAHC).

 

The LAHC empowers communities, one family at a time, by advancing the social, educational and economic well-being of Southeast Michigan residents. Tickets start as low as $25.00 and are available exclusively at tigers.com/arabamerican.

 

Additionally, the sausage voucher can be redeemed at Comerica Park; the Tigers are proud to feature a Halal Sausage for fans to purchase.

 

For more information or to purchase the Arab American night ticket package, visit tigers.com/arabamerican or contact Jim Cleary (jim.cleary@tigers.com).

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The Tigers Celebrate the 13th Annual Fiesta Tigres on Saturday, August 11 at Comerica Park

All current Latino players and coaches to be recognized; Tigers will wear alternate "Tigres" jerseys for Saturday's game

DETROIT - To recognize and honor the contributions of Latino players and coaches to the game of baseball, on Saturday, August 11 the Tigers will celebrate the 13th annual ¡Fiesta Tigres!, sponsored by MillerCoors, when the Tigers take on the Minnesota Twins at 6:10 p.m. Current Tigers players with Latino heritage will be honored as part of the celebration.

 

DETROIT - To recognize and honor the contributions of Latino players and coaches to the game of baseball, on Saturday, August 11 the Tigers will celebrate the 13th annual ¡Fiesta Tigres!, sponsored by MillerCoors, when the Tigers take on the Minnesota Twins at 6:10 p.m. Current Tigers players with Latino heritage will be honored as part of the celebration.

 

FRIDAY

Día en el Parque: The ¡Fiesta Tigres! festivities will launch with Día en el Parque with Detroit Tigers infielder Jeimer Candelario. Over 70 youth baseball and softball players from the Southwest Aztecs Baseball organization and the Clark Park Coalition will have a special day in the park beginning at 12:00 p.m. that includes playing catch on the Comerica Park field and an exclusive Q&A session with Candelario at 1:15 p.m. This is a private event (media encouraged to attend).

 

¡Fiesta Tigres! Luncheon: The Tigers will host a community luncheon, in partnership with MillerCoors, to celebrate the contributions of the Latino players to the game of baseball. Select members of The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, along with youth baseball players from the Southwest Aztecs will also be in attendance. As part of the luncheon, the Tigers and MillerCoors will recognize Detroit Tigers first base coach Ramon Santiago for his leadership both on and off the field and his exemplary role as a Latino baseball player and coach. The luncheon is a private event (media encouraged to attend).

 

SATURDAY

Returning to ¡Fiesta Tigres! in 2018, Detroit Tigers uniformed personnel will wear a special alternate uniform with Tigres on the chest, the Spanish translation for Tigers. Additionally, Detroit Tigers "Tigres" t-shirts will be available for purchase in The D Shop. This year's shirt will feature all current Tigers Latino players and the flags of their countries for $38.00.

 

Fans can purchase the ¡Fiesta Tigres! ticket package, which includes a game ticket, ¡Fiesta Tigres! T-shirt and a donation to Raices Mexicanas.

 

The first 10,000 fans 21-and-older will receive a ¡Fiesta Tigres! Hat, courtesy of MillerCoors.

 

¡Fiesta Tigres! pregame activities will feature live entertainment on the concourse from salsa and merengue bands including Orquesta Sensacional, Mariachi Gallos de Oro, Sean Blackman, Venezuela Tambor Y Son, Los Primos and Tumbao Bravo and tango dancers from the Argentine Tango Club.

 

Prior to the game, there will be a festive, on-field ceremony to pay tribute to the Detroit Tigers Latino players and coaches. The on-field ceremony will include a Mexican folkloric dance performance by Raices Mexicanas and Ballet Folklorico de Detroit, a tribute video and a presentation of the flags representing all current Latin Major League Baseball players and their countries.

 

A limited number of copies of the special ¡Fiesta Tigres! edition of Mi Gente Magazine will be distributed after the game.

 

To access our ¡Fiesta Tigres! promotional video, please click here. For b-roll from last year's event, click here.

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Tigers Acquire Two Players to be Named Later or Cash Considerations from Oakland in Exchange for Mike Fiers

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers announced today that they have acquired two players to be named later or cash considerations from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for RHP Mike Fiers.

 

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers announced today that they have acquired two players to be named later or cash considerations from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for RHP Mike Fiers.

 

Fiers, 33, has made 21 starts for the Tigers this season, posting a 7-6 record with a 3.48 ERA (119.0IP/46ER) and 87 strikeouts. He currently ranks eighth in the American League with 1.97 walks per nine innings.

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Tigers First Baseman Miguel Cabrera to Hold Autograph Signing Thursday at The D Shop

Proceeds Benefit The Detroit Tigers Foundation

DETROIT- Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera will be signing autographs at Comerica Park Thursday, August 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The D Shop. Don't miss this special opportunity to meet Cabrera and have your autograph authenticated by Major League Baseball. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities.

 

DETROIT- Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera will be signing autographs at Comerica Park Thursday, August 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The D Shop. Don't miss this special opportunity to meet Cabrera and have your autograph authenticated by Major League Baseball. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities.

 

Autographs may be purchased at tigers.com/autographs, by calling or emailing the Authentics department (information below) or at The D Shop the day of the event. Autographs for baseballs and photos are $250 and $300 for premium items. Personal inscriptions (five-word maximum) are an additional $70. Free parking will be available in lots 1 and 2, located near Comerica Park. Free parking is for those attending the autograph signing only, and expires after the event.

 

For mail orders or additional information please contact Marc Himelstein at 313-471-2064 or authentics@tigers.com.

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Tigers Acquire Willi Castro from Cleveland in Exchange for Leonys Martin and Kyle Dowdy

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers announced today that they have acquired SS Willi Castro from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for OF Leonys Martin and RHP Kyle Dowdy.

 

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers announced today that they have acquired SS Willi Castro from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for OF Leonys Martin and RHP Kyle Dowdy.

 

Castro, 21, is ranked as Cleveland's No. 8 prospect by MLB Pipeline, and was originally signed by the Indians in 2013. Through 97 games with Double A Akron this season, the switch-hitter carries a .245 (91x371) batting average with five home runs, 20 doubles, two triples and 39 RBI. Castro was named an Eastern League All-Star earlier this season.

 

Over five seasons in the Indians organization, the Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico native has posted a .263 (472x1795) average with 26 home runs, 182 RBI, 79 doubles and 19 triples. Castro was selected as an Indians' organization All-Star by MiLB.com last season, and was named to the 2017 midseason and postseason Carolina League All-Star Team after leading Single A Lynchburg, and ranking second in the league with 136 hits, and recording career-bests with 11 home runs, 58 RBI and 69 runs scored.

 

Martin, 30, has played in 78 games this season with the Tigers, hitting .251 (76x303) with 45 runs scored, 15 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 29 RBI. He is currently tied for the American League lead with nine outfield assists, while he is tied for eighth with one grand slam.

 

Dowdy, 25, has split the 2018 season between Double A Erie and Triple A Toledo, compiling an 8-8 record with a 4.74 ERA (95.0IP/50ER) and 92 strikeouts.

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Miguel Cabrera hosts tenth annual 'Keeping Kids in the Game' on Monday, July 30

DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers MVP slugger Miguel Cabrera will host the 10th annual "Keeping Kids in the Game" event, presented by Delta Air Lines on Monday, July 30 at Comerica Park. Proceeds from the event support children's health and youth baseball programs facilitated by the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation, the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities and the Miguel Cabrera Foundation, a charity established by Miguel and Rosangel Cabrera. Tickets for this event are sold out.

The event, the Detroit Tigers Foundation's signature summer fundraiser, features exclusive ballpark and field access, including self-guided tours of the home clubhouse, a VIP Dugout Photo Station and a private firework show. Guests at the event will also be treated to live entertainment, extraordinary auction items (to view and bid on auction items, text the word "Tigers" to 52182) and a strolling dinner, along with beverages and cigars in the MotorCity Casino Hotel Tiger Club and the Lexus Cigar Lounge, presented by Paulson, Clancy & Friends. In addition, an exclusive VIP reception will be held in the Tigers home clubhouse. This is ticketed event and not open to the public.

DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers MVP slugger Miguel Cabrera will host the 10th annual "Keeping Kids in the Game" event, presented by Delta Air Lines on Monday, July 30 at Comerica Park. Proceeds from the event support children's health and youth baseball programs facilitated by the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation, the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities and the Miguel Cabrera Foundation, a charity established by Miguel and Rosangel Cabrera. Tickets for this event are sold out.

The event, the Detroit Tigers Foundation's signature summer fundraiser, features exclusive ballpark and field access, including self-guided tours of the home clubhouse, a VIP Dugout Photo Station and a private firework show. Guests at the event will also be treated to live entertainment, extraordinary auction items (to view and bid on auction items, text the word "Tigers" to 52182) and a strolling dinner, along with beverages and cigars in the MotorCity Casino Hotel Tiger Club and the Lexus Cigar Lounge, presented by Paulson, Clancy & Friends. In addition, an exclusive VIP reception will be held in the Tigers home clubhouse. This is ticketed event and not open to the public.

While patrons and guests are enjoying the event festivities, the Detroit Tigers Foundation will host over 200 patients and family members from Children's Hospital of Michigan and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital for a special night under the lights at Comerica Park. The children and their families will enjoy dinner in the FOX Sports Detroit Brushfire Grill, have access to the playing field, dugouts and clubhouse, as well as enjoy face painters, balloon and temporary tattoo artists, ride the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel and meet special guests, including Tigers mascot PAWS and members of the 2018 Detroit Tigers. The children are invited through their respective Hospital Child Life departments.

The event will be open to media from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. with access to the Brushfire Grill only. All members of the media who plan to attend must contact Michele Wysocki (Michele.Wysocki@tigers.com) in the media relations department in advance of the event. Approved media must enter the ballpark through the administrative lobby on Montcalm Street with authorized credentials. There will be no admittance of media at any other entrance to the ballpark or for those without proper credentials. Media parking will be located in the Tigers Garage.

Event Sponsors Include:
American Manufacturing
America's Choice Insurance Partners
BELFOR
Beringer Wine
Comerica Bank
David Wachler & Sons Jewelers
Delaware North Corporation
Delta Air Lines
Fabulous Events
FOX Sports Detroit
Granite City Food and Brewery
Guernsey Farm Dairy
Innovative Research
ISE Baseball
Johnnie on the Spot Printing & Creative Company
Lear Corporation
Melting Pot of Troy
Midnite Oil Creative
Miller Coors
MotorCity Casino Hotel
Oakley Industries
Patrón Spirits
Paulson, Clancy and Friends
Pepsi
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Punch Bowl Social
Second Story Interiors
Shutterbooth
Terri's Cakes Detroit
Tobacco Rose Cigars
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Tigers Outfielder JaCoby Jones to hold Autograph Signing Saturday at The D Shop

Proceeds Benefit The Detroit Tigers Foundation

DETROIT- Detroit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones will be signing autographs at Comerica Park Saturday, July 28 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at The D Shop. Don't miss this special opportunity to meet Jones and have your autograph authenticated by Major League Baseball. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities.

 

DETROIT- Detroit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones will be signing autographs at Comerica Park Saturday, July 28 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at The D Shop. Don't miss this special opportunity to meet Jones and have your autograph authenticated by Major League Baseball. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities.

 

Autographs may be purchased at tigers.com/autographs, by calling or emailing the Authentics department (information below) or at The D Shop the day of the event. All autographs cost $40, while personal inscriptions (five-word maximum) are an additional $20. Free parking will be available in lots 1 and 2, located near Comerica Park. Free parking is for those attending the autograph signing only, and expires after the event.

 

For mail orders or additional information please contact Marc Himelstein at 313-471-2064 or authentics@tigers.com.

 

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Tigers Pitcher Matthew Boyd to Hold Autograph Signing Tomorrow at The D Shop

Proceeds Benefit The Detroit Tigers Foundation

DETROIT- Detroit Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd will be signing autographs at Comerica Park tomorrow, Saturday, July 21 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at The D Shop. Don't miss this special opportunity to meet Boyd and have your autograph authenticated by Major League Baseball. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities.

 

DETROIT- Detroit Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd will be signing autographs at Comerica Park tomorrow, Saturday, July 21 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at The D Shop. Don't miss this special opportunity to meet Boyd and have your autograph authenticated by Major League Baseball. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities.

 

Autographs may be purchased at tigers.com/autographs, by calling or emailing the Authentics department (information below) or at The D Shop the day of the event. Autographs on balls and pictures cost $40, while premium items are $50. Personal inscriptions (five-word maximum) are an additional $20. Free parking will be available in lots 1 and 2, located near Comerica Park. Free parking is for those attending the autograph signing only, and expires after the event.

 

For mail orders or additional information please contact Marc Himelstein at 313-471-2064 or authentics@tigers.com.

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The Tigers host the Red Sox in a 3-game weekend series at Comerica Park

DETROIT -- The Tigers will open the second half of the season by hosting the Boston Red Sox for a three game series, running from July 20-22. Friday's game will commence with a 7:10 p.m. first pitch, followed by a 6:10 p.m. start on Saturday. The series will conclude on Sunday with a 1:10 p.m. matchup.

Secure tickets to a summer of historic celebrations that will showcase the great tradition of Detroit Tigers baseball, starting as low as $15. Fans have the opportunity to purchase single game tickets at the Comerica Park Box Office on Witherell Street, online at tigers.com, or by calling 866-66-TIGER (84437). For complete ticket information including season, group and suite tickets, call 313-471-BALL (2255).

DETROIT -- The Tigers will open the second half of the season by hosting the Boston Red Sox for a three game series, running from July 20-22. Friday's game will commence with a 7:10 p.m. first pitch, followed by a 6:10 p.m. start on Saturday. The series will conclude on Sunday with a 1:10 p.m. matchup.

Secure tickets to a summer of historic celebrations that will showcase the great tradition of Detroit Tigers baseball, starting as low as $15. Fans have the opportunity to purchase single game tickets at the Comerica Park Box Office on Witherell Street, online at tigers.com, or by calling 866-66-TIGER (84437). For complete ticket information including season, group and suite tickets, call 313-471-BALL (2255).

• Tigers Digital Ballpark Pass: Get a ticket to every Tigers home game from August through September for as low as $29.99 per month with the Tigers Digital Ballpark Pass. All tickets will be digitally delivered to your mobile device. To order your digital pass or for more information, please visit tigers.com/pass.

• Leinie Summer Party Pack: Starting at just $19, fans ages 21+ can receive a game ticket and voucher for a draft beer. For more details, please visit tigers.com/leinies.

• Sunday Family Value Deal: Families can enjoy the Sunday Family Value Deal, which includes four game tickets and four value meals, for as little as $20 per ticket for any Sunday regular season home game. For further details, please visit tigers.com/value.

Friday, July 20 vs. Boston Red Sox at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.
• The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a Floppy Hat, sponsored by National Coney Island.
• The first pitch will be thrown by four-time Olympian Erin Hamlin, who finished as a 2014 Winter Olympics Bronze Medalist in Women's Luge. Her 2014 Bronze marked the first Olympic medal won by a U.S. athlete in a singles luge competition. Hamlin was honored by serving as U.S. flag bearer at the 2018 Olympics.
• The Tigers will host Central Michigan University Day on Friday, as part of the FOX Sports Detroit University Days. Each ticket package includes a Detroit Tigers/Central Michigan cap and a donation to the CMU Gold Scholarship Fund, which is a one-time only scholarship awarded to children and grandchildren of Central Michigan graduates. To purchase this ticket package, please visit tigers.com/cmu.
• The Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Charity Raffle continues at Comerica Park this season with all Friday and Saturday home games. The 50/50 raffle for this homestand will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The 50/50 Charity Raffle program has raised more than $1.7 million for charity. New in 2018, credit cards are now welcomed for transactions of $20 or more. For further information on the 50/50 Charity Raffle, please visit tigers.com/5050.
• The national anthem will be performed by the Nu Pi Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at Central Michigan University.
• Friday Night Fireworks are presented by Pepsi and are weather permitting. Pepsi Pop Up to the Plate will take place on the field between the end of the game and the start of fireworks.
• Fans will receive a Dunham's Coupon upon exiting the ballpark, following the game.

Saturday, July 21 vs. Boston Red Sox at 6:10 p.m. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
• The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a Ron Gardenhire Gnome, sponsored by Pepsi. Please follow this link to a short promo, featuring more information on this giveaway item.
• Fans will also receive Grand Slam Value Coupon Books upon entry to the ballpark.
• Eastern Michigan University Day will be held Saturday, as part of the FOX Sports Detroit University Days. Each ticket package includes a Detroit Tigers/Eastern Michigan cap and a donation to the EMU GEM Scholarship Fund. To take part in this special themed event, please visit tigers.com/emu.
• The national anthem will be performed by Eastern Michigan University student and vocalist Devyn Mitchell.

Sunday, July 22 vs. Boston Red Sox at 1:10 p.m. Gates open at 11:30 a.m.
• The Tigers welcome scouts and their families to the ballpark as they host Scout Day. Each ticket package includes a Detroit Tigers/Scout Day Patch and a donation to the Boy Scouts of America, Great Lakes Field Service Council. For more information, or to purchase this ticket package, please visit tigers.com/scout.
• All kids 14-and-under will receive a Back to School Water Bottle, courtesy of Kroger.
• As part of Chevy Youth Baseball Sunday Kids Day, all kids 14-and-under in attendance will have the opportunity to partake in free face painting, free rides on the carousel and ferris wheel and the opportunity to celebrate with the Tigers Party Patrol at the Big Cat Court. Kids will also have the chance to run the bases following the game, courtesy of Aquafina, weather permitting.

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Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics Clash in Four-Game Series June 25-18 at Comerica Park

Homestand Features Naturalization Ceremony, Alzheimer's Awareness Night and Western Michigan University Day

DETROIT - The Tigers and Athletics will square off at Comerica Park for a four-game set starting Monday, June 25. The series opener will begin at 3:10 p.m. and will be followed by back-to-back 7:10 p.m. start times on Tuesday and Wednesday. The homestand will conclude with a 1:10 p.m. finale on Thursday, June 28.

 

DETROIT - The Tigers and Athletics will square off at Comerica Park for a four-game set starting Monday, June 25. The series opener will begin at 3:10 p.m. and will be followed by back-to-back 7:10 p.m. start times on Tuesday and Wednesday. The homestand will conclude with a 1:10 p.m. finale on Thursday, June 28.

 

Secure tickets to a summer of historic celebrations that will showcase the great tradition of Detroit Tigers baseball, starting at as low as $16. Fans have the opportunity to purchase single game tickets at the Comerica Park Box Office on Witherell Street, online at tigers.com, or by calling 866-66-TIGER (84437). For complete ticket information including season, group and suite tickets, call 313-471-BALL (2255).

 

  • Weekday Value Pack: For as little as $20 per person, fans can enjoy a Tigers weekday regular season home game with the Weekday Value Pack, which includes four-or-more upper grandstand tickets with four hot dogs, four soft drinks and four individual bags of potato chips. For complete information, please visit tigers.com/valuepack.

 

  • Tigers Digital Ballpark Pass: Get a ticket to every Tigers home game from June through September for as little as $29.99 per month with the Tigers Digital Ballpark Pass. All tickets will be digitally delivered to your mobile device. To order your digital pass or for more information, please visit tigers.com/pass.

 

  • Leinie Summer Party Pack: Starting at just $19, fans ages 21+ can receive a game ticket and voucher for a draft beer. For more details, please visit tigers.com/leinies.

 

  • Chevy Fun Zone Pack: Fans can take advantage of the Chevy Fun Zone Pack during every Tuesday regular-season home game for as low as $21. Each package includes a Chevrolet branded giveaway item. To purchase, please visit mlb.com/tigers/tickets/packs/fun-zone.

 

Monday, June 25 vs. Oakland Athletics at 3:10 p.m. Gates Open at 1:30 p.m.

  • Tigers infielder José Iglesias, outfielder Leonys Martin and his wife, Yaimira Perez, along with 22 other individuals will be sworn in as American Citizens prior to the game during the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony. The new citizens and their family members will receive complimentary tickets courtesy of the Detroit Tigers to enjoy America's favorite pastime.
  • Mario Impemba's salute to those who served - guests from the John D. Dingell Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Detroit will be treated to a Detroit Tigers game in a party suite, where they will receive ballpark fare catering, a "MVP" t-shirt and an autographed photo of Tigers broadcaster Mario Impemba as part of the Military Veteran's Program (MVP). Detroit VA's mission is to provide timely, compassionate and high-quality care to those who have served in the Armed Forces. The VA provides a variety of healthcare services to more than 330,000 Veterans in Michigan.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Hailey Dawson. Hailey lives with a prosthetic hand due to her battle with Poland syndrome, leaving her with an underdeveloped thumb and pinky finger. She will be wearing her Detroit Tigers prosthetic hand made by the School of Engineering at UNLV. Her mission is to throw the first pitch at each ballpark in Major League Baseball.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by David Colletti of Falken Tire.
  • The National Anthem will be performed by Jackie King.

 

Tuesday, June 26 vs. Oakland Athletics at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • The Michigan High School Positive Athlete Awards will take place on field prior to the game on Tuesday. Sponsored by Delta Airlines, Positive Athlete Michigan is a program celebrating high school student athletes for their positive contributions to their communities, overcoming difficult circumstances with a positive attitude and inspiring those around them. Two coaches and 29 student-athletes will be honored.
  • In partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, the Detroit Tigers will host Alzheimer's Awareness Night at Comerica Park. Each ticket package includes a game ticket, a Detroit Tigers/Alzheimer's Awareness t-shirt and a donation to the cause. Fans are encouraged to wear purple to show their support. For more information, please visit tigers.com/alzheimers.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by bestselling author Louis Palter, on behalf of The Henry Ford and Steve Bergers, representing Great Lakes Wine and Spirits.
  • The National Anthem will be performed by Caleb Carroll.

 

Wednesday, June 27 vs. Oakland Athletics at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • As part of FOX Sports Detroit University Days, the Tigers will host Western Michigan University Day. Each ticket package includes a game ticket, a Detroit Tigers/WMU hat and a donation to the WMU Alumni Association Legacy Scholarships, which recognize the loyalty of multi-generational Bronco families. For more information or to purchase a package, please visit tigers.com/wmu.
  • The first pitch will be thrown by Geoff Bean, representing BELFOR Property Restoration and Steve Forsythe, representing Pepsi.
  • The National Anthem will be performed by Western Michigan's Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is the oldest continuously active Greek organization at Western Michigan University.

 

Thursday, June 28 vs. Oakland Athletics at 1:10 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.

  • The Detroit Tigers have partnered with WNIC and morning show personality Jay Towers to host members of the Jay's Juniors program and their families for Jay's Juniors Tigers Day Out. Members of the program will have the opportunity to take an on-field photo, and each child will also receive a special gift from the Tigers. Jay's Juniors program is designed to provide children with chronic and terminal illnesses a few moments of happiness during the holiday season. Each of Jay's Juniors and their family members received a fully-paid trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida courtesy of WNIC and their promotional partners.
  • The first pitch will be thrown by a Detroit Tigers Kids Club member. For more information on Detroit Tigers Kids Club, please visit mlb.com/tigers/fans/kids-club.
  • The National Anthem will be performed by Leah Numbers.

 

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Tigers Kick Off Ballpark Celebrations for Alan Trammell and Jack Morris with Special Number Retirement Dinner

Soon-to-be inducted Hall of Famers Trammell and Morris will have their numbers retired in August at Comerica Park

DETROIT - As part of a series of events to celebrate and commemorate the Hall of Fame inductions and number retirements of Alan Trammell and Jack Morris in Detroit, the Tigers will host a dinner at MotorCity Casino Hotel, presented by Meijer and Strategic Staffing Solutions, on Thursday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. to honor these Tigers greats.

 

DETROIT - As part of a series of events to celebrate and commemorate the Hall of Fame inductions and number retirements of Alan Trammell and Jack Morris in Detroit, the Tigers will host a dinner at MotorCity Casino Hotel, presented by Meijer and Strategic Staffing Solutions, on Thursday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. to honor these Tigers greats.

 

Tickets for the dinner are $150 per person will provide fans the opportunity to experience an up close and personal conversation with the hall of fame inductees. Dan Dickerson, voice of the Detroit Tigers, will host an intimate dialogue exploring each player's career and highlighting the 1984 championship season.

 

A select number of premium tickets are also available that include a private meet and greet, a signed framed photo with Trammell and Morris and preferred seating. All attendees will have a chance to take photos with the 1984 World Series trophy.

 

For more information or to purchase your ticket to this one-of-a-kind dinner, please visit tigers.com/HOFDinner.

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Rally Goose to Make its Return to Comerica Park with Licensed Apparel Available at The D Shop

One-of-a-kind Rally Goose licensed merchandise is now available at The D Shop and throughout Comerica Park.

 

One-of-a-kind Rally Goose licensed merchandise is now available at The D Shop and throughout Comerica Park.

 

Be sure to grab your Rally Goose apparel and cheer on your Tigers this summer in Detroit. A wide variety of New Era t-shirts for men and women are available starting at $35 and Rally Goose patches are available for $15, while more inventory such as caps, children's apparel, novelty items and collectibles will be available soon.

 

The D Shop is located at Comerica Park near the corner of Witherell and Montcalm. The shop is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information call 313-471-2673.

 

Secure tickets to a summer of historic celebrations that will showcase the great tradition of Detroit Tigers baseball, starting at as low as $15. Fans have the opportunity to purchase single game tickets at the Comerica Park Box Office on Witherell Street, online at tigers.com, or by calling 866-66-TIGER (84437). For complete ticket information including season, group and suite tickets, call 313-471-BALL (2255).

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Tigers honor Torii Hunter during 16th annual Negro Leagues Weekend

24th Annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game Saturday, June 9 at 4:10 p.m.

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers will host the 16th annual Negro Leagues Weekend June 8-10, as the Tigers host the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park. On Saturday, June 9, the Tigers will sport throwback uniforms of the Detroit Stars and the Cleveland Indians will suit up as the Cleveland Buckeyes for the 24th annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game, presented by Comerica Bank. This annual tradition marks the longest-running three-day celebration of its kind in Major League Baseball.

"We're thrilled to welcome Torii Hunter back to Detroit, and present him with the 2018 Detroit Tigers Willie Horton African American Legacy Award," said Al Avila, Tigers Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager. "We are equally pleased to celebrate the great Negro Leagues players and their significant contributions to the game of baseball."

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers will host the 16th annual Negro Leagues Weekend June 8-10, as the Tigers host the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park. On Saturday, June 9, the Tigers will sport throwback uniforms of the Detroit Stars and the Cleveland Indians will suit up as the Cleveland Buckeyes for the 24th annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game, presented by Comerica Bank. This annual tradition marks the longest-running three-day celebration of its kind in Major League Baseball.

"We're thrilled to welcome Torii Hunter back to Detroit, and present him with the 2018 Detroit Tigers Willie Horton African American Legacy Award," said Al Avila, Tigers Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager. "We are equally pleased to celebrate the great Negro Leagues players and their significant contributions to the game of baseball."

The Tigers are offering an exclusive Negro Leagues Weekend ticket package, which includes a game ticket, a Detroit Tigers Fedora and a donation to the Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium - a group dedicated to preserving the field used by Negro Leagues teams, including the Detroit Stars. Ticket packages are available exclusively at tigers.com/negroleagues. For more information on the ticket package, or to purchase tickets for groups of 15 or more, please contact Corey Bell at Corey.Bell@tigers.com.

Friday, June 8 vs. Cleveland Indians at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open Early at 5:00 p.m.

• Former Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter will be recognized on Friday, June 8 at the annual Negro Leagues Legacy Luncheon, sponsored by Comerica Bank. The luncheon is a private event with invitees from the Detroit Tigers Front Office, former Negro Leagues players, youth baseball and softball players and select community leaders from the metro Detroit area.
• 12th Annual Detroit Stars Singing Competition: The Tigers have partnered with Radio One for the 12th annual Detroit Stars Singing Competition. The competition will take place at the Big Cat Court and will be hosted by Tune Up of Radio One's 105.9 FM WDMK starting at 5:30pm. The 11 finalists will be judged by celebrities Allen Robinson, Pro-Bowl Wide Receiver of the Chicago Bears and a Detroit native, Mrs. Gloria Horton, wife of hometown hero and Tigers great Willie Horton, Mrs. Marsha Wood, wife of the 2010 Detroit Tigers Willie Horton African American Legacy Award recipient and former Tigers 2nd baseman, Jake Wood, Katrina Hunter, Philanthropist and wife of former Tiger Torii Hunter and Lee Thomas, TV personality and entertainment reporter. The winner of the Detroit Stars Singing Competition will receive a grand prize of $2,000 and the opportunity to sing the national anthem prior to the Tigers game against the Chicago White Sox on Monday August 13, 2018.
• "Passing of the Bat Ceremony": The Detroit Tigers will continue the celebration of African American ballplayers and their numerous contributions to the game of baseball with a special on-field ceremony. The annual "Passing of the Bat" ceremony embodies the past, present and future contributions of African American ballplayers to the game of baseball and includes ballplayers from many eras of Detroit baseball. The individuals in the pregame ceremony include Eugene Scruggs, a Detroit native and former Negro Leagues player who was a third baseman, outfielder and first baseman for the New York Cubans in 1948, Tigers alumni including, Rod Allen, Willie Horton, Torii Hunter and Jake Wood, Tigers infielder Niko Goodrum and John Malcom from Detroit Country Day, a top African American high school prospect from Michigan.
• The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Detroit Lions linebacker Jarrad Davis and Sports ColumnistJoe LaPointe, who is also an advocate for the Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium.
• The national anthem will be performed by Joyce Stearnes Thompson and Rosilyn Stearnes Brown, daughters of Negro Leagues great and National Baseball Hall of Fame member, Norman "Turkey" Stearnes.
• A series of banners will be displayed throughout the weekend along the concourse chronicling the history of African American players with the Detroit Tigers.
• Negro Leagues merchandise will be sold throughout the weekend by Tony Dee's Negro Leagues Baseball Store and Apparel located at Gate A inside Comerica Park.

24th Annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game, Saturday, June 9 vs. Cleveland Indians at 4:10 p.m.

• The first 10,000 fans to enter the park will receive a Detroit Stars Hat, courtesy of Comerica Bank. • Comerica Bank will host a special ceremony to pay tribute to The Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium.

• Eight former Negro Leagues players will be recognized during a special pre-game on-field ceremony:
Minnie Forbes - Owner of the Detroit Stars from 1956-58. She is the last living Negro Leagues team owner.
Bill Hill - A member of the Kansas City Monarchs in 1955.
Jake Sanders - Outfielder for the Detroit Stars in 1956 and Kansas City Monarchs from 1957-58.
Henry Saverson - Infielder with the Detroit Stars and Kansas City Monarchs.
Eugene Scruggs - Pitcher for the Detroit Stars and Kansas City Monarchs from 1957-58, who was deemed to throw "the funky curve ball." • Pedro Sierra - Pitcher for the Indianapolis Clowns and Detroit Stars from 1954-58.
Ron Teasley. - Detroit native, Wayne State University alumnus and Hall of Fame inductee. Teasley was the New York Cubans utilityman in 1948.
Johnny Walker - an outfielder for the Grand Rapids Black Sox, Detroit Stars and Kansas City Monarchs.

• The national anthem will be performed by Dr. Theodore Jones

Sunday, June 10 vs. Cleveland Indians at 1:10 p.m. Gates Open Early at 11:00 a.m.

• Prior to the game, the Tigers will host a live fan Q&A session at Comerica Park with former Tiger Torri Hunter. The event will be held in the Big Cat Court and hosted by Dan Leach of 97.1 The Ticket, as part of the Negro Leagues weekend events.
• The Tigers will hold a pre-game, on-field ceremony honoring former Tiger Torii Hunter with the 2018 Detroit Tigers Willie Horton African American Legacy Award, which honors African Americans who have strengthened the legacy of baseball in the African American community and have contributed to the rich history of the Detroit Tigers. Previous recipients of the award include: Gary Sheffield (2017), Chet Lemon (2016), Lou Whitaker (2015), Billy Bruton (2014), Larry Herndon (2013), Earl Wilson (2012),Jake Wood (2010) and Gates Brown (2009). A plaque chronicling the history of the African American Legacy Award recipients is on display in the Detroit Tigers Ernie Harwell Media Center.
•  The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by former Tiger Torii Hunter and the 2018 recipient of the Detroit Tigers Willie Horton African American Legacy Award.

Individual game tickets are available at the Comerica Park Box Office, online at tigers.com and by phone at (866) 66-TIGER (84437). For complete ticket information including season, group and suites visit tigers.com/tickets or call 313-471-BALL (2255).

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