June 3, 2014 at 1:00 am

RoboCop throws pitch, not punch at Comerica Park before game

RoboCop throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the Detroit Tigers take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Comerica Park on Tuesday. (Photos by Robin Buckson / The Detroit News)

Iconic crime fighter RoboCop threw out the first pitch at Comerica Park on Tuesday when the Tigers hosted the Toronto Blue Jays.

A statue honoring the futuristic figure first featured in “RoboCop,” a cult-classic in 1987 about a crime-ridden Detroit, is expected to be installed in the city this year.

The first 10,000 fans were to get a RoboCop cheer card when they got inside the stadium.

A movement to erect a RoboCop statue began in 2011 on social network sites. A new “RoboCop” film premiered in February.

The activities Tuesday were part of “RoboCop Day” in honor of the DVD release of the sequel.

Other activities planned for Tuesday announcing the status of the statue and a police meet-and-greet were canceled.

Rajai Davis strikes a hero pose and measures himself against RoboCop. (Robert Bruce Photography)