The Detroit Tigers today announced details for “Summer Bash Weekend,” presented by Miller Lite and Bally Sports Detroit, taking place from Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12 at Comerica Park. The series will feature many of the favorite activities Tigers fans have come to enjoy, including interacting with current and former players, tremendous giveaway items and the celebration of Miguel Cabrera joining baseball’s 3,000-hit club. Tickets remain available at tigers.com/tickets.
The Tigers will host the Toronto Blue Jays for Summer Bash Weekend, including a 4:10 p.m. first pitch on Saturday, June 11 and a 1:40 p.m. start on Sunday, June 12 for “Miggy Celebration Day.” Fans are encouraged to arrive at the ballpark early all weekend long to celebrate the upcoming start of summer.
“We’re excited to celebrate the upcoming start of summer with Tigers fans at Comerica Park next weekend,” said Chris McGowan, President and CEO of Ilitch Sports + Entertainment. “We will be welcoming back players from some of the greatest teams in Tigers history, and our fans will have the opportunity to salute Miguel Cabrera for his latest incredible milestone of reaching 3,000 career hits. We encourage fans to arrive early and enjoy what will be a tremendous atmosphere at the ballpark all weekend long.”
On Friday, June 10, shortly after gates open for ticketed guests at 5:30 p.m., Tigers fans will be greeted to a Q&A session in the Comerica Bank Big Cat Court. Fans will have the opportunity to ask questions to some of their favorite former players representing multiple decades of Tigers baseball. Following the game, fans are encouraged to remain in their seats for an incredible fireworks display.
Gates will open at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 – 30 minutes earlier than normal for a home game day – allowing for full enjoyment of pregame attractions on the concourse.
Upon entering the ballpark, fans will be welcomed by more than a dozen alumni players and coaches, and select current players, who will be signing autographs and be available for photos. Some of the most iconic teams in Tigers history will be represented, including the 1968 and 1984 World Series Championship teams, and the 2006 and 2012 American League Champions.
Former Tigers players and coaches scheduled to sign autographs and/or take pregame fan photos are listed below, and are subject to change. The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a “Detroit Roots” T-shirt, presented by Bally Sports Detroit.
- Alex Avila – 2012 American League Champion
- Rajai Davis – 2014 American League Central Champion
- Andy Dirks – 2012 American League Champion
- Doug Fister – 2012 American League Champion
- Brandon Inge – 2006 American League Champion
- Austin Jackson – 2012 American League Champion
- Jim Leyland – 2006 and 2012 American League Champion
- Craig Monroe – 2006 American League Champion
- Lance Parrish – 1984 World Series Champion
- Dan Petry – 1984 World Series Champion
- Nate Robertson – 2006 American League Champion
- Dave Rozema – 1984 World Series Champion
- Frank Tanana – 1987 American League East Champion
- Jon Warden – 1968 World Series Champion
- Alex Wilson – Pitched in 246 games from 2015-18
“Miggy Celebration Day” on Sunday, June 12 will feature a pregame on-field ceremony for Cabrera and his family, with special guests in attendance. Tigers fans will be able to salute Cabrera for joining the exclusive 3,000-hit club. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 1 p.m. to be a part of the ceremony honoring Cabrera.
The first 10,000 fans to enter Comerica Park will receive a comic book cover, presented by Chevrolet, that commemorates Cabrera’s 3,000th career hit that he tallied at Comerica Park on April 23. The Tigers are partnering with Major League Baseball and Candy Digital to provide all fans in attendance an exclusive, free NFT ticket commemorating “Miggy Celebration Day” honoring his 3,000 hits milestone. Fans with tickets to the June 12 game will receive an email following the conclusion of the game.