Tigers Face Royals, White Sox and Twins in Final Homestand at Comerica Park

DETROIT - The Tigers return home Friday, September 18 for their final homestand at Comerica Park. They will host the Kansas City Royals in a weekend series (September 18-20), the Chicago White Sox (September 21-23) featuring a day-night doubleheader on Monday, September 21 and close out the homestand with a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins (September 25-27). All games are scheduled for a 7:08 p.m. start, excluding Sunday, September 20 vs. Kansas City, the first game of the doubleheader on Monday, September 21, Wednesday's game vs. Chicago and Sunday's game vs. Minnesota, which are all scheduled for a 1:08 p.m. start time.

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)

Friday, September 18 vs. Kansas City Royals at 7:08 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m. (Probables: RHP Justin Verlander vs. RHP Johnny Cueto)

  • Pink Out the Park: The Detroit Tigers and Karmanos Cancer Institute team up for the fourth annual Pink Out the Park event, presented by Delta Air Lines at Comerica Park to celebrate and honor those touched by breast cancer. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game to support breast health awareness. The first 10,000 women through the gates on Friday will receive a pink infinity scarf, courtesy of Delta Air Lines. An on-field ceremony will take place honoring over 500 breast cancer survivors prior to the start of the game. FOX Sports Detroit will provide cheer cards for all fans to write the name of a loved one battling cancer or honoring the memory of someone lost to the disease. Fans will be encouraged to display the signs at the end of the fifth inning to pay tribute to these individuals. Additionally, select pink and breast cancer awareness merchandise are available for sale in The D Shop with a portion of the proceeds benefitting cancer research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
  • Hudsonville Pregame Sampling: In honor of Pink Out the Park, Hudsonville Ice Cream will be handing out samples of Tiger Trax and Vanilla ice cream dyed pink outside Comerica Park on Columbia Plaza before the game.
  • Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Raffle: The Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Charity Raffle continues at Comerica Park this season. This weekend, the raffle will happen on Friday and Saturday. The partner charity for this weekend's 50/50 raffle is Karmanos Cancer Institute in support of Pink Out The Park. Tickets will be sold on a digital platform and are three for $5, 10 for $10 and 40 for $20. The winner will be announced on the Comerica Park scoreboard before the end of the game. The 50/50 Charity Raffle program has raised more than $1,079,165.50 for charity with the single largest one-game prize of the program being $17,039.50.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by three great cancer survivors, including Maureen Meldrum, the recently retired chair of the Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure, representing Karmanos Cancer Institute.
  • The national anthem will be performed by Delta Chorale, comprised of Delta Air Lines employees.
  • Friday Night Fireworks: presented by Pepsi (weather permitting).

 

Saturday, September 19 vs. Kansas City Royals at 7:08 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m. (Probables: LHP Matt Boyd vs. RHP Edison Volquez)

  • Star Wars Night: Use the Force and head down to the ballpark for Star Wars Night, presented by Meijer. Starting at 5:30 p.m., over 50 Star Wars characters will be available on Comerica Park's main concourse for fans to take photos. Additionally, there will be a special pregame on-field parade featuring dozens of Star Wars characters and Detroit's very own feline Jedi, Obi-PAWS Kenobi. The parade will feature a performance of the timeless Star Wars movie score performed from the Michigan Philharmonic Brass Quintet. The first 15,000 fans through the gates on Star Wars Night will receive a limited edition Miguel Cabrera Star Wars Night poster, courtesy of Meijer. Following the game all fans can enjoy an intergalactic presentation of fireworks, weather permitting, and presented by Pepsi. Several primary Star Wars characters will accompany a lucky Tigers fan to throw out the ceremonial first pitch and the Michigan Philharmonic Brass Quintet will perform the National Anthem.
  • Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Raffle: The Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Charity Raffle continues at Comerica Park this season. This weekend, the raffle will happen on Friday and Saturday. The partner charity for this weekend's 50/50 raffle is Karmanos Cancer Institute in support of Pink Out The Park. Tickets will be sold on a digital platform and are three for $5, 10 for $10 and 40 for $20. The winner will be announced on the Comerica Park scoreboard before the end of the game. The 50/50 Charity Raffle program has raised more than $1,079,165.50 for charity with the single largest one-game prize of the program being $17,039.50.
  • Verlander's Victory for Veterans: This season, for each Saturday home game, Verlander hosts Veterans from Veterans Affairs Medical Centers throughout the state of Michigan. These Veterans sustained injuries or illness in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom or in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. The Veterans along with their families cheer on the Tigers from the comfort of Verlander's personal luxury suite. After serving our country, the special day provides American veterans the opportunity to enjoy a Tigers game with their family. Veterans share 18 luxury suite tickets and parking passes in the Tigers Parking Garage. Food and beverage is provided for the guests courtesy of Verlander. Veterans receive a personalized welcome letter from Verlander and a Verlander's Victory for Veterans t-shirt.

 

Sunday, September 20 vs Kansas City Royals at 1:08 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m. (Probables: RHP Alfredo Simon vs. RHP Kris Medlen)

  • Jewish Heritage Ceremony: Join the Detroit Tigers and local community organizations to celebrate the club's Jewish Heritage, including Tigers legend Hank Greenberg, the first Jewish player elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, on the 81st Anniversary of Greenberg leading the Tigers to the 1934 American League pennant. A donation will be made to the Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation for each ticket package purchased, which includes an upper box infield or upper reserve ticket and commemorative Hank Greenberg Hall of Fame replica plaque.
  • All kids 14-and-under will receive a Detroit Tigers Back-to-School Lunch Cooler, sponsored by Kroger.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Lorrie Pethick, representing FOX Sports Detroit and Connie Karchon, representing Garden Fresh.
  • The national anthem will be performed by Royal Oak Middle School Band.
  • God Bless America will be performed by 14-year-old Melody Balos from the Michigan Opera Theatre during the seventh inning stretch.
  • All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park. All kids 14-and-under will receive a free promotional item as part of the "Every Kid, Every Sunday" giveaway guarantee, enjoy free rides courtesy of Kroger on the Comerica Bank Carousel or the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel, 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, weather permitting.
  • Topps baseball cards will be distributed to all kids at all gates.

 

Monday, September 21 vs. Chicago White Sox at 1:08 p.m. (Game 1 Doubleheader) Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.

  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Tigers Fan Megan Beste and Sydney Miller, representing Pepsi.
  • The national anthem will be performed by vocalist Nick Sheehan.

 

Monday, September 21 vs. Chicago White Sox at 7:08 p.m. (Game 2 Doubleheader) Gates Open Tentatively at 5:30 p.m.

  • MVP (Military Veteran's Program): Mario Impemba's salute to those who served. Through the program, Mario invites those who served and the families impacted by the service of a loved one in support of our nation to attend Monday home games at Comerica Park. The group of 30 Veterans and guests receive a lower-bowl ticket to the Tigers game, a "MVP" t-shirt, a voucher for a BBQ dinner and an autographed photo of Tigers broadcaster Mario Impemba. The Veterans and guests arrive to the ballpark in style in the FOX Sports Detroit Fan Express. On September 7, the Tigers partner with Military Families United.
  • The first 10,000 fans will receive a Miguel Cabrera 400th Home Run Figurine, courtesy of Comerica Bank.
  • Roberto Clemente Award Presentation: The 2015 Detroit Tigers nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award is Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Cabrera is widely considered one of the best hitters in the game of baseball. The 2012 Triple Crown Winner and two-time American League Most Valuable Player is also one of the game's most caring and giving individuals. Cabrera's dream of becoming an accomplished baseball player inspired him and his wife Rosangel to establish the Miguel Cabrera Foundation based on his belief that great things happen when you: WORD HARD, DREAM BIG AND HELP OTHERS. In addition to donating $100,000 to medical relief for those affected by the earthquake in Haiti, Cabrera provided seed money to launch the Tigers Play Baseball Detroit initiative which has served over 80,000 children since 2008. Additional support includes gifts to the Detroit Police Athletic League (to support the Detroit RBI program), Clark Park Coalition in Detroit (to refurbish baseball fields) and the Miracle League of Michigan. At the ballpark, Cabrera regularly visits with participants of the Tigers Dreams Come True Program. Cabrera also hosts "Keeping Kids in the Game," the Detroit Tigers Foundation's annual fundraiser to benefit children's health and youth baseball. The event has raised nearly $1.8 million since 2009. Cabrera joins Mark Shafer, District Manager of Chevrolet, during a pregame ceremony at Comerica Park as Cabrera is presented with the 2015 Detroit Tigers Roberto Clemente Award.
  • Fans for the Cure: The Detroit Tigers host Ed Randall's Fans for the Cure, a charitable organization that seeks to save lives by increasing awareness of prostate cancer and the life-saving value of early detection while providing education and information about cutting-edge research to reduce risk, detect, and treat prostate cancer. Fans for the Cure aims to encourage all men over 40 to consult with their doctors and schedule their prostate exams and PSA blood tests today because early detection saves lives, envisioning a world where all men are aware of their risk and know how to prevent prostate cancer. The charitable organization has a table on the concourse at Gate A to raise awareness of their cause.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Sally White, representing Comerica Bank.
  • The national anthem will be performed by Lake Fenton High School Band.

Tuesday, September 22 vs. Chicago White Sox at 7:08 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • Irish Heritage Night: In celebration of Irish Heritage there will be live Irish-themed music throughout the concourse.
  • The first 5,000 fans will receive a halfway to St. Patricks Day hat, sponsored by DMC.
  • Willie Horton Batting for Kids Ceremony: The 2015 Willie Horton's Batting for Kids took place at Comerica Park on Friday, July 24. The annual baseball challenge hosted over 400 Detroit area youth age 5-15 in a youth development, baseball skills competition promoting the enrichment of youth and recreational sports. The Baseball Challenge provided an opportunity for youth to showcase their abilities as well as learn new skills during a free, fun-filled day at Comerica Park. Participating youth competed for awards in three different skill areas including batting, throwing and base running. The top boy and girl in each age division will be recognized during the on-field ceremony.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Tom Nugent, representing Irish Heritage Night.
  • The national anthem will be performed by vocalist Carrick Secorski.

 

Wednesday, September 23 vs Chicago White Sox at 1:08 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.

  • Heart and Hustle Award Presentation: Established in 2005, the MLB Players Alumni Association created the Heart & Hustle Award, voted on by former Major League players, to recognize the current player who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit and traditions of the game. Whether or not these players are named a Most Valuable Player, are a World Series Champion or simply play the game hard each time they take the field, these players win the MLBPAA's admiration and respect. The Detroit Tigers 2015 nominee is James McCann, as selected by the MLBPAA. McCann receives the award from Tigers hall of famer Al Kaline during a pre-game ceremony on the field at Comerica Park.
  • First 5,000 fans 21 and older will receive a Tigers Hat, sponsored by Labatt.
  • The national anthem will be performed by Lincoln High School Band from Ypsilanti, MI.

 

Fan Appreciation Weekend September 25-27

  • The Tigers will randomly select lucky winners in attendance throughout the weekend to win great prizes, including Tigers gear and authentic merchandise as part of Fan Appreciation Weekend, presented by Comerica Bank. The annual "Shirt Off Our Back" giveaway will return on Sunday, September 27th. Fans will be selected to win, during a postgame on-field ceremony, the actual game-worn jerseys of all the Detroit Tigers players and coaches. All prizes will be selected randomly using a computer generated system to ensure equal opportunity for ALL fans. In honor of fan appreciation Tigers fans will receive 25% off all merchandise* (does not apply to game-used products, authentics and on-field apparel). Valid at all Comerica Park retail locations including the D Shop.

 

Friday, September 25 vs Minnesota Twins at 7:08 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • University of Michigan Night: The Detroit Tigers along with FOX Sports Detroit are hosting the sixth and final installment of their University Days series at Comerica Park. All fans who purchased the University of Michigan ticket package will receive a Detroit Tigers baseball hat in maize and blue and a donation will be made to the University of Michigan's Pat Maloy Scholarship Fund.
  • First 5,000 fans 21 and older will receive a Detroit Tigers Tote Bag, sponsored by Lipari/Old Tyme Deli.
  • The game ball will be delivered by Master Sergeant Kyle C. McMillian of the U.S. Army Special Forces. Master Sergeant McMillan has served 13 tours of duty to Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay, Ecuador, and Afghanistan. He is a Seal Dive Supervisor, a jump master and has received 3 Bronze Stars, the Army Commendation Medal, DMSM2, AAM3, and the TSAM3.
  • Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Raffle: The Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Charity Raffle continues at Comerica Park this season. This weekend, the raffle will happen on Friday and Saturday. The partner charity for this weekend's 50/50 raffle is Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF). JDRF 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. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal. The Michigan Chapter provides a cost-free camp experience and often times cost-free transportation for Michigan residents to attend the camp. Each year campers are recruited from across the state of Michigan. Tickets will be sold on a digital platform and are three for $5, 10 for $10 and 40 for $20. The winner will be announced on the Comerica Park scoreboard before the end of the game. The 50/50 Charity Raffle program has raised more than $1,079,165.50 for charity with the single largest one-game prize of the program being $17,039.50.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by former University of Michigan football player Joe Jansen and former University of Michigan basketball player Jalen Rose.
  • The national anthem will be performed by The Michigan G-Men, a University of Michigan A Capella group.
  • Friday Night Fireworks: presented by Pepsi (weather permitting).
  • Dunkin Donuts Exit Giveaway: Upon exit, Dunkin Donut mugs will be distributed at all gates.

 

Saturday, September 26 vs Minnesota Twins at 7:08 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Raffle: The Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Charity Raffle continues at Comerica Park this season. This weekend, the raffle will happen on Friday and Saturday. The partner charity for this weekend's 50/50 raffle is Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF). JDRF 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. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal. The Michigan Chapter provides a cost-free camp experience and often times cost-free transportation for Michigan residents to attend the camp. Each year campers are recruited from across the state of Michigan. Tickets will be sold on a digital platform and are three for $5, 10 for $10 and 40 for $20. The winner will be announced on the Comerica Park scoreboard before the end of the game. The 50/50 Charity Raffle program has raised more than $1,079,165.50 for charity with the single largest one-game prize of the program being $17,039.50.
  • Verlander's Victory for Veterans: This season, for each Saturday home game, Verlander hosts Veterans from Veterans Affairs Medical Centers throughout the state of Michigan. These Veterans sustained injuries or illness in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom or in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. The Veterans along with their families cheer on the Tigers from the comfort of Verlander's personal luxury suite. After serving our country, the special day provides American veterans the opportunity to enjoy a Tigers game with their family. Veterans share 18 luxury suite tickets and parking passes in the Tigers Parking Garage. Food and beverage is provided for the guests courtesy of Verlander. Veterans receive a personalized welcome letter from Verlander and a Verlander's Victory for Veterans t-shirt.
  • The first 10,000 fans will receive a 2016 magnet schedule, courtesy of Dunkin Donuts.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by James Cavellier, representing Comerica Bank and Tigers fans Cindy Micoff and Rod Gillespie.
  • The national anthem will be performed by the winners of the Comerica Bank Stars Spangled Choir National Anthem Contest.
  • Saturday Night Fireworks: presented by Pepsi (weather permitting).
  • Dunkin Donuts Exit Giveaway: Upon exit, Dunkin Donut coupons will be distributed at all gates.

 

Sunday, September 27 vs Minnesota Twins at 1:08 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.

  • Shirt Off Our Back Ceremony: Following the game, fans randomly selected using a computer generated system to ensure equal opportunity for ALL fans, will participate in a postgame on-field ceremony and receive the actual game-worn jerseys of a Detroit Tigers player or coach. All players and coaches jerseys will be given away.
  • All kids 14-and-under will receive an Anibal Sanchez Bobblehead, courtesy of Pepsi.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Judy Jordan, representing Total Performance Engine Oils and Tigers Fan Bill Tabazka.
  • The national anthem will be performed by vocalist Abby Heyde.
  • All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park. All kids 14-and-under will receive a free promotional item as part of the "Every Kid, Every Sunday" giveaway guarantee, enjoy free rides courtesy of Kroger on the Comerica Bank Carousel or the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel, 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, weather permitting.
  • Topps baseball cards will be distributed to all kids at all gates

TRAFFIC UPDATES:

  • For traffic updates fans can find alerts and alternative routes at tigers.com, and visit tigers.com/ballparkapp to download the MLB.com Ballpark app., and fans can follow @tigers on Twitter.
  • We recommend tuning to WWJ 950 AM for up-to-the-minute updates on traffic alerts and closures.
  • Fans can also check with the Michigan Department of Transportation and the City of Detroit Department of Transportation for real-time road closures and detours at www.michigan.gov/mdot and download the Mi Drive app. and you can also visit www.m-1rail.com.

PAWS TRACKS TO COMERICA PARK:

  • Please remember to avoid delays, that it's best to arrive early to Comerica Park.
  • Traffic patterns may be modified at the discretion of law enforcement agencies.
  • Tigers gameday and event traffic patterns go into effect a minimum of three hours prior to start time.