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Tigers Wives

During the season, the Tigers Wives participate in many volunteer ventures along with their usual charitable contributions. The Tigers Wives hope to reinforce the team's commitment to the greater Detroit community and encourage Tigers fans to step up to the plate and volunteer in their community.

For more details of the Detroit Tigers Wives community outreach, follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (@tigers and #TigersWives).

2017 Detroit Tigers Wives "My Favorite Things" Broadcast Auction

Each year, the Tigers Wives and FOX Sports Detroit host the Annual "Favorite Things" Broadcast Auction to benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities. The auction features items hand-selected by the Tigers Wives including unique memorabilia ranging from baseballs to game used items to autographed memorabilia along with items to reflect their husbands' favorite things like gift cards to their favorite restaurants, their favorite movies and snacks. The auction also includes items to reflect the favorite things of the FOX Sports Detroit broadcasters and PAWS.

This year's auction will be held on August 22, 2017. During the August 22nd game, fans can bid on packages in the Tigers Wives Broadcast Auction by calling 313-471-2026 or texting TIGERS to 52182.

Along with the bids, fans can call and donate $60 or more to receive a limited edition Detroit Tigers Foundation Custom Bow Tie.

Bids on the PAWS' "Favorite Things" basket can be made exclusively online.

  1. Brad Ausmus
  2. Chad Bell
  3. Matthew Boyd
  4. Michael Fulmer
  5. Ian Kinsler
  6. James McCann
  7. Alex Presley
  8. Justin Upton
  9. Justin Verlander
  10. Alex Wilson
  11. Jordan Zimmermann
  12. FOX Sports Detroit
  13. PAWS Basket

Hand-picked items by wife Liz Ausmus

Wives auction
Brad Ausmus
  • Clubhouse issued home jersey autographed by Brad Ausmus
  • Baseball cards (2) autographed by Brad Ausmus
  • Baseball tote with leather handles
  • $200 Lululemon gift card
  • Newborn Tigers outfit
  • Johnny cupcakes baseball 2T t-shirt and onesie
  • Tigers Tervis hot and cold cup
  • Hipster baseball fanny pack
  • Baseball fashion scarf
  • Baseball bracelets (2)

Chad Bell

Hand-picked by wife Allison Bell

Bell auction
Chad Bell
  • Clubhouse issued baseball glove autographed by Chad Bell
  • Clubhouse issued baseball hat autographed by Chad Bell
  • Baseball autographed by Chad Bell
  • Under Armour Hat
  • Maxfli divot and ball marker
  • Under Armour Shirt
  • Titleist golf balls (1 dozen)
  • Maxfli golf tees (50)
  • Nothing Too Fancy glass, koozie, and sticker
  • Weather Soft Golf Glove FJ
  • Under Armour Golf Towel
  • Maxfli score counter
  • Trader Joes dark chocolate peanut butter cups
  • Trader Joes dark chocolate almonds (2)
  • Happy Gilmore Blu-ray movie
  • Golf movie double-feature: Tin Cup & The Legend of Bagger Vance

Matthew Boyd

Hand-picked by wife Ashley Boyd

Boyd auction
Matthew Boyd
  • Clubhouse issued baseball cleats autographed by Matthew Boyd
  • Baseball card autographed by Matthew Boyd
  • Baseball autographed by Matthew Boyd
  • Coleman party grill
  • LOGO Tigers elite chairs (2)
  • Outdoor V1 Waterproof Speaker
  • Enamel Percolato coffee pot and 4 mug set
  • 50 Hikes in Michigan by Jim DuFresne
  • Repel 100 insect repellent
  • Newdora Hammock
  • KB ETHOS grey hat
  • Coleman Propane camping gas (16oz)
  • Rockbirds Flashlight (2)
  • Cobra survival bracelets (2)
  • Yeti Rambler 20oz (2)
  • Tigers Cooler (forever collectables)

Michael Fulmer

Hand-picked by wife Kelsey Fulmer

Fulmer auction
Michael Fulmer
  • Clubhouse issued home jersey autographed by Michael Fulmer
  • Baseball autographed by Michael Fulmer
  • Michael Fulmer autographed bobblehead
  • $150 The Capital Grille gift card
  • Camo Under Armour Shirt (XL)
  • Realtree pair of socks
  • Under Armour hunting gloves
  • Under Armour camo hat
  • Yeti mug (30oz)
  • Mini-Fab beard balm and comb
  • Detroit Grooming Co. beard poo and grooming oil
  • Duck Call
  • SportsFlex Tigers home plate bottle opener

Ian Kinsler

Hand-picked by wife Tess Kinsler

Kinsler auction
Ian Kinsler
  • Clubhouse issued player model bat autographed by Ian Kinsler
  • Clubhouse issued baseball cleats autographed by Ian Kinsler
  • Clubhouse issued batting gloves autographed by Ian Kinsler
  • Baseball autographed by Ian Kinsler
  • Tigers golf bag
  • Tigers putter grip
  • Mr. I patch
  • Tigers golf tees
  • Cap clip and ball marker
  • Tigers socks
  • Warstic Battle t-shirt (Large)
  • Golf pro team pack
  • Tigers golf balls
  • Tigers lunch pail
  • Tigers coffee mug
  • Tigers hat

James McCann

Hand-picked by wife Jessica McCann

McCann auction
James McCann
  • Game used catchers helmet autographed by James McCann
  • Game used player model bat autographed by James McCann
  • Game used batting gloves autographed by James McCann
  • Clubhouse issued baseball cleats autographed by James McCann
  • Photo autographed by James McCann
  • James McCann autographed bobblehead
  • Four (4) tickets to a mutually determined 2018 regular season home game, and the opportunity for four (4) fans to watch batting practice, and meet James McCann
  • STOK Tigers Grill
  • 1 hour full body massage at Massage Green Spa
  • $150 Iridescence gift card
  • $150 spa treatment gift card at D.Tour Spa
  • $100 gift card
  • XL Lawrence Hunt shirts (2)
  • Sportscrate McCann bobblehead
  • Stainless steel grilling utensils
  • Two subscriptions to Netflix
  • Popcorn (2)
  • Family pack of Lipton ice tea
  • James McCann Topps baseball card
  • Sportscrate James McCann mini cornhole
  • Mr. Coffee iced tea maker
  • Sunbeam 4-quart wooden bucket ice cream maker
  • "We Win, We Dance Detroit" Septober Baseball T-shirt

Alex Presley

Hand-picked by wife Janelle Presley

Presley auction
Alex Presley
  • Game used bat autographed by Alex Presley
  • Game used cleats autographed by Alex Presley
  • Baseball autographed by Alex Presley
  • Keurig Coffee maker
  • Dunkin Donuts K-cups (20 variety pack)
  • Dunkin Donuts coffee creamers (2 boxes)
  • Detroit Tigers coffee mugs (2)
  • Detorit Tigers Tervis Travel cup
  • Detroit Tigers coaster
  • Detroit Tigers Pez
  • 200 USA Today crossword puzzles
  • Daily devotional book for baseball fans
  • The Breakfast Club Blu-ray
  • Handwritten card about the items from Alex Presley

Justin Upton

Hand-picked by wife Ashley Upton

Upton auction
Justin Upton
  • Clubhouse issued home jersey autographed by Justin Upton
  • Clubhouse issued player model bat autographed by Justin Upton
  • Clubhouse issued batting gloves autographed by Justin Upton
  • 2017 Allstar Game Tigers hat autographed by Justin Upton
  • Poster autographed by Justin Upton
  • Beats Pill+
  • Tigers LOGO athletic duffel bag
  • Taylormade golf hat
  • Tasting Whiskey by Lew Bryson
  • Chillz ice ball maker
  • "We Win, We dance Detroit" Septober Baseball T-shirt
  • Yeti Rambler (20oz)
  • Cards Against Humanity (Green box)
  • (Dozen) Taylormade golf balls
  • Ice breakers gum (2)
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Gummy Bears

Justin Verlander

Hand-picked by fiancé Kate Upton

Verlander auction
Justin Verlander
  • Clubhouse issued home jersey autographed by Justin Verlander
  • Baseball autographed by Justin Verlander
  • Photo autographed by Justin Verlander
  • Wins for Warriors flag autographed by Justin Verlander
  • Item autographed by Kate Upton
  • Under Armour Healthbox (Fitness items) delivered from Under Armour
  • $100 Joe Muer seafood gift card
  • Justin Verlander Goochland High School bobblehead
  • "We Win, We Dance Detroit" Septober Baseball T-shirt
  • City Bark Detroit dog toys/goodies

Alex Wilson

Hand-picked by wife Kristin Wilson

Wilson auction
Alex Wilson
  • Clubhouse issued home jersey autographed by Alex Wilson
  • Clubhouse issued baseball cleats autographed by Alex Wilson
  • Baseball autographed by Alex Wilson
  • The opportunity for two (2) people to take a four hour fishing trip with four time Bassmaster Classic Qualifier, Art Ferguson on beautiful Lake St. Clair
  • Rapid River Knife Works medium trout filet with Arizona desert ironwood handle
  • Patagonia Atom Sling (8L)
  • Yeti Hopper cooler
  • Moosejaw Mizu bottle (26oz)
  • Moosejaw frisbee
  • Moosejaw hat
  • Moosejaw "Stay cozy, little beer" cozies (2)
  • Moosejaw sunglasses (2)

Jordan Zimmermann

Hand-picked by wife Mandy Zimmermann

Zimmerman auction
Jordan Zimmermann
  • Clubhouse issued baseball cleats autographed by Jordan Zimmermann
  • Baseball autographed by Jordan Zimmermann
  • Poster autographed by Jordan Zimmermann
  • Melvin Gordon autographed Nike football
  • $50 Holiday Market gift card
  • Old Wisconsin hardwood-smoked beef sticks
  • Bettermade barbecue chips
  • Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce
  • Detroit Tigers wine tote
  • Detroit Tigers Water bottle
  • Safies pickled asparagus
  • Spice Island celery salt
  • Blue Cheese olives
  • Kosher Dill pickles
  • Vivio's bloody mary mix
  • Bottle jersey cozies (2)
  • cozies (2)
  • Collapsible Tigers Tote Bin


FSD auction
  • Rod Allen: Selden Standard gift card ($75)
  • Mario Impemba: iTunes gift card ($50), gummy bears
  • Johnny Kane: Think Thin Protein Bars, Diagonal Stripes Tie by John Varvatos
  • John Keating: Bike helmet, Bike phone mount
  • Kirk Gibson: Baseball autographed by Kirk Gibson
  • Craig Monroe: Titleist Pro V1 Golf Balls
  • Matt Shepard: Tommy Bahama sunglasses, A CD from his son's band
  • Trevor Thompson: Mon Jin Lau gift card ($75)
  • Mickey York: Union Woodshop gift card ($75)

Additional items: FOX Sports Detroit backpack, FOX Sports Detroit t-shirts (2), FOX Sports Detroit journal and mug, University of Michigan Tigers hat, Michigan State University Tigers hat


PAWS auction
  • Clubhouse issued player model bat autographed by Miguel Cabrera
  • Baseball autographed by Nicholas Castellanos
  • Photo autographed by Ian Kinsler
  • 4 tickets to the game on Sunday, September 24, plus skipping the line for Kids Run the Bases
  • Detroit Tigers blanket
  • Detroit Tigers pennant
  • Mini bat and ball set
  • Detroit Tigers stickers
  • All 2017 Sunday Kids Day giveaways
  • PAWS Stuffed animal
  • Foam Claw
  • Free 2018 Kids Club membership
  • Certificate to take PAWS to school* (1 hour)
  • 2 Detroit Tigers pom-poms
  • PAWS bobblehead
  • PAWS Key Chain
  • Detroit Tigers Duffle Bag

*within 60 miles round-trip of Comerica Park. Additional mileage may be arranged.

Tigers Wives Visit Children's Center for Family Board Game Night

The Tigers Wives partnered with The Children's Center to host a Game Night for the children and families at The Children's Center. Game Night is an opportunity for children to play board games over a healthy meal, developing both social interaction and critical thinking skills under the guidance and support of adult volunteers.

The Tigers Wives provided educational board games for playtime, prizes, goodie bags, snacks and dinner for all of the children. Tigers Wives volunteered to run the event and man each game station, encouraging every child to get involved and provided a fun-filled atmosphere for the children and families.

Serving the Hungry and Homeless in Detroit

The Salvation Army Bed and Bread Trucks make various stops throughout the city of Detroit, in the areas that demonstrate the most need. At each stop, the trucks provide food to the hungry and homeless. The Truck runs every day to serve those in need in Detroit. Tigers Wives joined Salvation Army staff to prepare and serve meals from the Bed & Bread Trucks as they toured the city on their daily routes.

Making Detroit a Greener Place

For the past three years the Tigers Wives have joined The Greening of Detroit for a morning of planting trees. The Greening of Detroit has served as a leader of neighborhood green space development for over two decades, creating sustainable, clean and green environments in Detroit's neighborhoods. While Detroit was originally designed with tree-lined streets, the city has lost almost 500,000 trees on public and private property since the 1950s. Restoring tree canopies is the key objective of The Greening of Detroit, and Tigers Wives have joined efforts to support the city and other community members in reaching this goal.

Tigers Wives Race for the Cure

The Tigers Wives along with the Detroit Tigers front office staff, family, and friends created a walking/running team to participate in the Komen Detroit Race for the Cure 5K walk/run at Chene Park to raise awareness and funds supporting the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. After participating in the walk/run, the Tigers Wives and the Detroit Tigers Race for the Cure Team presented the Tigers Wives "Rookie of the Year Award" to the largest new team at the Race for the Cure. The winning team received complimentary tickets to an upcoming Tigers game!

Feeding the Kids

The Tigers Wives joined Variety-Detroit to pack backpacks with food for their Variety Feeds Kids program. During their visit wives packed balanced, nutritious meals for 700 local elementary school children from low-income households who otherwise might not have food to eat over the weekend. Variety, The Children's Charity, is committed to helping kids all over the United States no matter the need.

Birthday Party Project

The Tigers Wives hosted a birthday party for children and their families at HAVEN, in partnership with The Birthday Party Project. The Birthday Party Project partners with shelters for vulnerable populations to bring joy to homeless children through the magic of Birthdays. There was a lot of fun, food, and smiles enjoyed by all!