Ron Gardenhire, whose debut season as Tigers manager will mark a major reconstruction of the team’s roster, will join Tigers general manager Al Avila, as well as catcher-first baseman John Hicks, as celebrity speakers at the 2018 Detroit Baseball Dinner.
The dinner is set for 6 p.m. Jan. 27, at the Polish American Cultural Center in Troy.
Gardenhire begins his first season with the Tigers after having earlier been a regular tormentor of the Tigers during his years with the Twins. He will speak, along with Avila, who will head the usual Tigers front-office dinner delegation, about the Tigers’ multi-season makeover.
Hicks will receive the Bill MacAdam Tenth Man Award as the Tigers’ top reserve player during the 2017 season.
The Detroit Baseball Dinner is in its 17th year and offers a multi-course dinner, open bar, video show, and zesty program. Ontario-based author and producer, Dave Chilton, whose Tigers baseball insights and humor are a dinner staple, will be part of the evening entertainment.
Dinner tickets are $95 and can be reserved at (248) 701-4800. The deadline is Jan. 20.
More information can be obtained at detroitbaseballdinner.com.