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07/30/2010 12:01 PM ET
Join Us As The Tigers Begin A 10-Game Homestand Starting Tuesday at 1:05 PM
Commemorative Galarraga Print, Historical Reunion, Parrothead Night, Floppy Hat Giveaway, Live Music and Thanksgiving Day Parade
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Join the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park as they battle the Chicago White Sox in a four-game series beginning Tuesday, August 3. A split doubleheader opens the homestand to make up for a postponed game in May with games starting at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday. Wednesday evening's game will commence at 7:05 p.m. followed by a matinee Thursday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. The Tigers then take on the Los Angeles Angels on Friday and Saturday with games at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Closing out the homestand will be a series against the Tampa Bay Rays with Monday and Tuesday's games starting at 7:05 p.m. and concluding with a 1:05 p.m. game on Wednesday.

"Every Fan, Every Game Counts" at Comerica Park and the Detroit Tigers have new summer value deals. With 15 Days of Summer Plans, fans may choose any 15 of the remaining 2010 season home games to include in their ticket plan with each seat starting as low as $12. In the Rockin' Seven-Game Plan, fans may choose any seven of the remaining home games to include in their ticket plan. For each seven-game plan seat purchased, each customer will receive one free show ticket, valid for one of 12 specific concerts at the Sound Board inside MotorCity Casino Hotel. Also available is a Weekday Value Pack including four tickets, four hot dogs, four bags of chips, and four sodas for just $55, valid for all remaining Monday through Thursday home games.

Tickets for the homestand are available at the Comerica Park Box Office, online at tigers.com, by phone at (866) 66-TIGER (84437), at Detroit-area Meijer stores and at Hockeytown Authentics, located at 1845 E. Big Beaver Road in Troy. For complete ticket information including single game, season, group, suite, and "All-You-Can-Eat" tickets, visit tigers.com or call 313-471-BALL (2255).

Tuesday, August 3 vs. White Sox @ 1:05 p.m. (Gates open at 11:30 a.m.)

HEART AND HUSTLE AWARD RECOGNITION: Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge will be awarded the 2010 Heart and Hustle Award during an on-field, pregame ceremony. The Heart and Hustle Award, presented by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, annually recognizes one player on each MLB team that demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit and tradition of the game as a true team player and leader.

Tuesday, August 3 vs. White Sox @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

ARMANDO GALARRAGA "ALMOST PERFECT" PRINT GIVEAWAY: The Tigers will issue 40,000 free commemorative Armando Galarraga "Almost Perfect" prints of the historical game that took place on June 2. As a unique keepsake for Tigers fans and baseball memorabilia collectors, each 18x24 print will come with an individual plastic sleeve. Additionally, 28 lucky fans will receive an authentic autographed baseball by Armando Galarraga with the inscription "Almost Perfect." These 28 fans will be randomly selected from all tickets scanned into Comerica Park on Tuesday night.

WILLIE HORTON'S BATTING FOR KIDS RECOGNITION: An on-field pregame ceremony will be held to honor the 45 winners across five age groups that participated in Willie Horton's Batting for Kids youth baseball clinic on Monday, July 26 at Comerica Park. Willie Horton's Batting for Kids clinic served as a fundraiser for the Don Bosco Hall, promoting the development and enrichment of youth from the greater Detroit community, largely from underserved areas of Detroit.

  • Specialist Darrell Vassey of the United States Army and native of Lincoln Park will deliver the game ball. SPC Vassey recently returned from his first deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served two and a half years in the Army as a combat engineer. During his deployment he has been awarded the Army Commendation Award.

Wednesday, August 4 vs. White Sox @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

EIGHTH ANNUAL CHILDREN'S HEALTH NIGHT: The Detroit Tigers will host Children's Health Night encouraging fans to support the DMC Children's Hospital. Fans may purchase upper box infield tickets for $22 with proceeds benefiting the hospital's social work department.

INTH ANNUAL GREAT LAKES SCHOLARS CEREMONY: The Detroit Tigers will welcome the Great Lakes Scholars during an on-field pregame recognition ceremony. The scholars are students attending schools in Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan who have been recognized by their teachers and principals as the best and brightest third through eighth graders in the region.

CARLOS GUILLEN HOSTS LOCAL COMMUNITY: As part of Carlos' Compañeros, Tigers outfielder Carlos Guillen will provide 20 complimentary game tickets, T-shirts and the opportunity to watch batting practice from the field to CLAVE (Community of Latino Artists Visionaries and Educators), dedicated to arts education, fair compensation for artists, increasing awareness about Latino arts and culture and creating unity among artists in southwest Detroit.

COLLEGE NIGHT: College students can enjoy $15 Pavilion tickets, which includes an exclusive College Night T-Shirt.

  • Detroit's own Karen Newman will be performing the national anthem.

Thursday, August 5 vs. White Sox @ 1:05 p.m. (Gates open at 11:30 a.m.)

ALL AMERICAN GIRLS PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUE REUNION: The Detroit Tigers and will host the annual All American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) Reunion at Comerica Park. Over 50 former players from the AAGPBL will attend an on-field pregame ceremony. Additionally, several of the ladies will host a Q&A session for fans at the Big Cat Court starting at 11:30 a.m.

  • Sophie "Flint Flash" Kurys, a former Battle Creek Belle, will throw a ceremonial first pitch accompanied by fellow former Battle Creek Belle Mary "Sis" Moore catching and former South Bend Blue Sox player Helen "Fil" Filarski umpiring.
  • Corporal Christopher Rattee of the United States Marine Corp and native of Warren will deliver the game ball. Corporal Rattee recently returned from his second deployment to Afghanistan in three and a half years of service with the United States Armed Forces.

SENIOR DAY: Groups of 15-or-more senior citizens (60-or-older) can enjoy $20 Lower Baseline tickets, a $25 value, on Senior Day, sponsored by Wright & Filippis. A Free hot dog and soft drink are included.

Friday, August 6 vs. Angels @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

PARROTHEAD NIGHT: Relax, enjoy the sunshine and breeze as the Detroit Tigers host the first-ever Parrothead Night at Comerica Park. The Tigers will celebrate renowned singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett's music and lifestyle with live music, decorations, giveaway items and much more! Come down to the ballpark sporting your best flip flops, board shorts and grass skirts for an evening full of fun for all Tigers fans.

LUTHERAN NIGHT CEREMONY: During an on-field pregame ceremony the Tigers will recognize several hundred participants of the Mel Ott Little League. Players will line the field and a trophy exchange is scheduled to take place honoring the outstanding players in the league along the third base line.

SAVE THE MANATEE RECOGNITION: An on-field pregame ceremony will take place honoring L'Anse Creuse High School biology teacher Lesley Argiri and her students for their efforts in raising over $45,000 during their 7th Annual Save the Manatee 5k Run/ 2 Mile Fun Walk. The Save the Manatee Club is an award-winning national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, established in 1981 by renowned singer/songwriter, Jimmy Buffett and former U.S. Senator, Bob Graham, while serving as governor of Florida.

The Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities has partnered with the Little Caesars Amateur Sports Foundation for Friday and Saturday's 50/50 Charity Raffle. The Little Caesars Amateur Sports Foundation supports youth sports in the greater Detroit area. Tickets are sold when the gates open until the end of the second inning throughout the concourse, at entry gates and at the 50/50 Charity Raffle table near Gate A. Tickets are three-for-$5 with the winning ticket announced after the sixth inning. This year, the 50/50 Charity Raffle has raised $53,455.00 that has gone directly to charities, with the single largest one-game prize being $6,192.50.

  • The first 10,000 fans 18-and-older will receive a free Detroit Tigers Island-Themed Floppy Hat courtesy of National Coney Island.
  • The Lutheran Night Choir will be performing the National Anthem.
  • Private First Class Adam Wagner of the United States Army and native of Livonia will deliver the game ball. PFC Wagner is home on leave during his first deployment from Afghanistan in less than one year of service to the Armed Forces. PFC Wagner serves with the 101st Air Assault unit as a scout reconnaissance specialist.
  • One lucky fan will receive an opportunity to win $1,000 in the Pepsi and Kmart Close for Cash contest between the conclusion of the game and the Friday and Saturday Night Fireworks by throwing three strikes from various distances. Fans can enter for a chance to be selected at participating Kmart stores. Pepsi and Kmart will match contestant's winning amounts with an equal donation to the March of Dimes.
  • Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Pepsi, are free with game ticket immediately following the game (weather permitting).

Saturday, August 7 vs. Angels @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

As part of the Gloves for Kids program, the Detroit Tigers, WXYT, WOMC and WKRK will be collecting new and gently used baseball and softball equipment at Comerica Park at Gate A on August 7. Additionally, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund will provide a $5,000 grant to purchase new baseball and softball equipment to a local youth baseball organization. Gloves for Kids provides Southeastern Michigan's youth the sporting equipment necessary to participate in organized baseball and softball.

FAN MEET & GREET AT VERIZON: Brandon Inge is scheduled to be at Verizon in Ann Arbor, located on 2265 Washtenaw Avenue, greeting fans and signing a Brandon Inge photocards, compliments of Verizon, while supplies last. Limit one per person. All other items will not be signed. Player subject to change.

TROY BASEBALL BOOSTERS CEREMONY: During an on-field pregame ceremony the Tigers will recognize participants of the Troy Baseball Boosters. Players will line the field and a trophy exchange is scheduled to take place honoring the outstanding players in the league along the third base line.

  • The Industry Signs Chorus & Friends group will perform the National Anthem.
  • E-5 Staff Sergeant Rebecca Genta of the United States Air Force and native of Warren will deliver the game ball. Staff Sergeant Genta recently returned from her fourth deployment, including three tours of duty in Iraq and one tour in Qatar. She has been awarded three Iraq Campaign Medals, two Air Force Achievement Medals and one Army Achievement Medal.
  • Saturday Night Fireworks, presented by Verizon, are free with game ticket and will immediately follow the game (weather permitting).

Sunday, August 8 vs. Angels @ 1:05 p.m. (Gates open at 11:30 a.m.)

STITCH N' PITCH: The Detroit Tigers will be hosting the Fourth Annual Stitch N' Pitch Event for approximately 2,000 fiber artists to share tips and tricks with others while cheering on the team. Fiber artists were offered a ticket package including a $20 Mezzanine seat and goodie bag. Additionally, those that bring in a warm hat to be donated to the Michigan Veterans Foundation will be entered to win a fabulous prize!

"Every Kid, Every Sunday" Inside Out Rally Cap: All kids 14-and-younger will receive an "Every Kid, Every Sunday" Inside Out Rally Cap courtesy of Winter's Sausage. This unique item is not available in stores.

  • Technical Sergeant Jeremy Hill of the United States Air Force and native of Battle Creek will deliver the game ball. Technical Sergeant Hill has toured in Korea, Qatar, Turkey and Iraq. He is currently on leave for the first time in five years while stationed in Germany.

All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park. Aside from an "Every Kid, Every Sunday" Inside Out Rally Cap, all kids 14-and younger can enjoy:

  • Free rides on the Comerica Bank Carousel and the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel courtesy of Red Robin, and
  • Free face painting at Gates A and B from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Kids who enter to win at participating Gardner-White stores have the exclusive chance to take the field prior to the start of the game, deliver the lineup card to home plate or announce the first Tigers batter over the public address system as part of the Gardner-White Kids Take the Field program. Additionally, there is a chance for all kids to win one of three kids' bicycles, compliments of Meijer. After the game all children are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases, courtesy of Pepsi.

Monday, August 9 vs. Rays @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

2010 WINTER FANTASY CAMP RECOGNTION CEREMONY: During an on-field pregame recognition ceremony the Tigers will honor the 2010 Winter Fantasy Camp participants. Each participant will be suited up in their uniform and will be individually introduced as they line the field.

  • Jerry Kruso, who attended his 30th fantasy camp, will throw a ceremonial pitch.
  • Lance Corporal Matthew Falardeau of the United States Marine Corp and native of Sterling Heights will be delivering the game ball. Lance Corporal Falardeau recently returned from his first deployment to Afghanistan in two years of service.

Tuesday, August 10 vs. Rays @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

PEPSI REFRESH RECESS RALLY: The Detroit Tigers and Pepsi will host a Refresh Recess Rally in Detroit at the Diehl Club located on 4242 Collingwood starting at noon. The rally will include a skills clinic led by Tigers strength coach, Javair Gillett, bullpen catcher, Scott Pickens, founder of the Padres Baseball Organization, Leon McKissic, Athletic Director of Southeastern High School, Henry Washington. Tigers outfielder, Johnny Damon, will also participate by visiting each of the skills stations.

CANADIAN NIGHT: The Detroit Tigers will host Canadian Night in honor of fans across the border on at Comerica Park. Highlighting the special event will be Canadian-themed features at Comerica Park with music from Canadian artists played between innings all evening long.

  • Canada's own 2010 Ice Dancing Olympic Gold Medalists, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, will present the game ball prior to the start of the game. They will also be available 6:00-6:30 p.m. to meet with fans for photos and autographs at the Big Cat Court.
  • Fans that purchase a Canadian Tigers Fan Package for $35 will be offered an upper box seat ticket to the game, a hot dog, small soda, and bag of chips, as well as a Canadian Tigers Fan T-shirt. For every package sold, $5 will be donated to the United Way of Windsor-Essex County.

DISABILITY AWARENESS CEREMONY: During an on-field pregame ceremony the Exceptional Parents Magazine will be honoring the lifetime commitment, work and support of an outstanding individual with a recognition plaque. The magazine seeks to increase public awareness of disabilities and those affected by them.

  • Motivational speaker Tom Willis will throw a ceremonial first pitch. Willis was born with phocomelia of the arms and legs and will use his legs and feet for the pitch.

Wednesday, August 11 vs. Rays @ 1:05 p.m. (Gates open at 11:30 a.m.)

AMERICA'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE DAY AT THE BALLPARK: The Detroit Tigers and the Parade Company are partnering to showcase America's Thanksgiving Day Parade. A number of exciting elements from the parade will be stationed at the ballpark, including floats, clowns from the Distinguished Clown Corps, PAWS in clown costume and a marching band!

  • The first 10,000 fans will receive a free Foam Clown Nose, courtesy of The Parade Company.
  • Breanna O'Malley, America's Thanksgiving Day Parade Queen will throw a ceremonial first pitch.
  • The Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School Marching Band will be performing at Columbia Plaza prior to the start of the game and will also perform the national anthem.
  • The Mid-American Pom Pom All-Star Team will perform outside of Big Cat Court prior to the start of the game and will also perform an on-field pregame dance exhibition.

THE Y PARADE: During an annual on-field pregame parade campers and counselors of The Y's summer camps will line the field. An individual from each troop will be recognized during the event.

· Specialist Craig Niedbala of the United States Army and native of Posen will deliver the game ball. SPC Niedbala is currently home on leave during his first deployment to Afghanistan with two years of service. He has received the Army Achievement Medal.

TIGERS OFFER DETROIT'S NO. 1 SPORTS VALUE

  • $5 Single-game tickets available for every Tigers home game.
  • $5 Kids Value Meals every game - includes a hot dog, chips, juice box and a PAWS finger puppet.
  • $5 Adult Value Meals every game - includes a hot dog, chips and a soda.
  • $5 Parking available in Lots M, R, P and Q, Columbia St. between Cass Ave. and Grand River Ave.
  • $5 Tigers Magazine every game - Includes a scorecard and game notes.
  • Weekday Value Pack - includes four tickets, four hotdogs, four bags of chips, and four sodas for just $55, valid for all remaining Monday through Thursday home games.
  • "All-You-Can-Eat" seating- available for all Tigers home games in individual and group tickets. Seats include an endless supply of hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, popcorn, vegetables and pasta salad and a select amount of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist or Mountain Dew.
  • Group tickets, including suites and indoor and outdoor picnics, offer reduced ticket prices in certain seating sections on specific days for groups of 15-or-more.
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