The Four Tops will sing the national anthem before Tuesday's American League Championship game. (Drumbeaters)
The Detroit Tigers confirmed that Motown legend Duke Fakir and his Four Tops will sing the national anthem before Tuesday’s American League Championship game between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox.
The Tigers’ former All-Star catcher Lance Parrish will throw out the first pitch Tuesday, and Michael Green will sing “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch. The game starts at 4:07 p.m. at Comerica Park, with Justin Verlander pitching for the Tigers.
On Wednesday, “Sweet” Lou Whitaker, All-Star second baseman and another 1984 World Series champ, will throw out the first pitch, gospel singer Marvin Sapp will sing the national anthem, and during the stretch, popular blues diva Thornetta Davis will tear the roof off with her rendition of “God Bless America.” Gametime is 8:07 p.m.
As for Thursday, former Tigers ace Jack Morris will hurl the first pitch, but the singers of the anthem and “God Bless America” have yet to be finalized. The game starts at 8:07 p.m.