In honor of Black History Month, the Detroit Tigers will host weekly charity auctions throughout the month of February featuring collections of Tigers and MLB Hall of Fame autographed items with proceeds benefitting Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
Auctions feature many of the great African American players to wear the Old English D, including Lou Whitaker, Willie Horton, Chet Lemon, Larry Herndon, Price Fielder, Cecil Fielder, Torii Hunter, Curtis Granderson and Gary Sheffield. Other auction items include baseballs signed by Hall of Famers Dave Winfield, Fergie Jenkins, Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, as well as additional autographed jerseys, bats, baseballs, photos and bobbleheads.
The auctions will take place weekly at https://Tigers.Auctions.MLB.com/ on the following schedule: auction #1: February 7-13, auction #2: February 14-20, and auction #3: February 21-27.
The Detroit Tigers and Ilitch organization have proudly maintained a long-standing relationship with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, providing financial and in-kind donations as well as engagement opportunities with players and colleagues. In recent years, Tigers African American players and coaches visited the museum during the team’s Winter Caravan where they toured the facility and interacted with students from Detroit Public Schools Community District. The Detroit Red Wings worked with The Wright to bring the NHL Black Hockey History Tour to the museum, and the Ilitch organization partnered with the museum on a virtual learning and celebration surrounding the Juneteenth Holiday led by Jonathon Jones, Manager of Youth & Family Programming at The Wright Museum.
More information on the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History can be found here.