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Tigers to honor 1968 world champions

45th anniversary celebration includes commemorative coin giveaway courtesy of Belle Tire; Jose Feliciano to perform national anthem

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers will celebrate one of the most beloved teams in club history Saturday, May 25, when they pay tribute to the 1968 World Series Champion Tigers at Comerica Park. The Tigers will host the Minnesota Twins at 4:05 p.m. and fans are encouraged to arrive early to be in their seats to enjoy the pregame festivities, which begin at 3:40 p.m. Gates open at 2:00 p.m.

The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a 1968 Tigers 45th Anniversary commemorative coin, courtesy of Belle Tire.

José Feliciano will perform the national anthem. Feliciano performed "The Star Spangled Banner" prior to Game 5 of the 1968 World Series between the Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals at Tiger Stadium, a game the Tigers won 5-3 on October 7.

Players and coaches from the '68 team scheduled to attend include:

Wayne Comer - Outfielder #27
John Hiller - Lefthanded Pitcher #18
Al Kaline - Outfielder #6
Mickey Lolich - Lefthanded Pitcher #29
Tom Matchick - Infielder #2
Denny McLain - Righthanded Pitcher #17
Hal Naragon - Coach #52
Jim Price - Catcher #12
Mickey Stanley - Outfielder/Shortstop #24
Dick Tracewski - Infielder #44
Jon Warden - Lefthanded Pitcher #39
Don Wert - Third base #8
Daryl Patterson - Righthanded Pitcher #43
Ray Lane - Radio Broadcaster
*Players subject to change

The tribute will continue with a special video tribute on the Comerica Park HD scoreboard created specifically for this event. The video will be followed by an on-field, pregame ceremony to recognize the members of the 1968 team. In addition to all of the pregame festivities, one member of the 1968 team will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Tigers play-by-play radio broadcaster Dan Dickerson will serve as master of ceremonies.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: From 1:00-1:45 p.m., the '68 players and coaches will be available to the media in interview room number two on the service level at Comerica Park.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW: Be sure to get your Tigers tickets for the 45th Anniversary celebration of the '68 World Champion Tigers. For ticket information call 866-66-TIGER or visit For season, group, parties and suites call 313-471-BALL (2255).

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