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Tigers to honor 1968 Tigers throughout year

Tony Paul
The Detroit News

Detroit — During a year in which the rebuilding Tigers are expected to lose close to 100 games or more, they’ll at least give fans some happy memories to reminisce about.

The Tigers will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Tigers’ World Series-championship team throughout the 2018 season with giveaways and on-field ceremonies, culminating with a weekend to celebrate the 1968 Tigers from Sept. 7-9. On Sept. 8, the 1968 Tigers will be honored before the game, as the 2018 Tigers will take the field in an alternate uniform — a home rarity for the storied franchise.

Fans also will be given 1968 Bobbleheads throughout the season, including Al Kaline (May 26), Bill Freehan (June 2), Willie Horton (July 7) and Mickey Lolich (Aug. 25).

Also back are the popular 1968 replica road jerseys, which will be given away Sept. 8.

The 1984 Tigers will see plenty of love, too — notably Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, who will have their Nos. 47 and 3 retired in ceremonies set for Aug. 12 and Aug. 26, respectively, following their July inductions into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

On Aug. 12, fans will receive a replica Morris Hall of Fame jersey, and on Aug. 26, they’ll receive a replica Trammell Hall of Fame jersey.

In all, the Tigers are planning 29 giveaways, to go with many more special events.

Here’s the complete list.


March 31: Magnetic schedule

April 14: April in the D skyline beanie

April 15: Kids Opening Day item

May 12: 1968 tote bag

May 13: Pink Out The Park hat

May 26: Al Kaline Bobblehead

May 27: Nick Castellanos Bobblehead

June 1: Pure Michigan koozie

June 2: Bill Freehan Bobblehead

June 3: Play Ball Weekend item

June 9: Detroit Stars hat

June 10: Kids coin bank

July 6: Patriotic pitcher

July 7: Willie Horton Bobblehead

July 8: Kids item

July 20: Floppy hat

July 21: Ron Gardenhire gnome

July 22: Kids back-to-school water bottle

July 27: Tote bag

July 29: Kids back-to-school item

Aug. 11: Fiesta Tigres hat

Aug. 12: Jack Morris HOF replica jersey

Aug. 25: Mickey Lolich Bobblehead

Aug. 26: Alan Trammell HOF replica jersey

Sept. 7: 1968 “Sock It To ‘Em” socks

Sept. 8: 1968 replica road jersey

Sept. 9: 1968 replica pennant

Sept. 22: Visit Central Florida item

Sept. 23: Kids compression sleeve


March 29: Opening Day

April 15: Kids Opening Day

April 19: Class outside — Journalism Day

April 21: Girl Scouts Day

April 22: Earth Day

May 2: Class outside — Career Day

May 11: “Star Wars” Night

May 12: On-field Photo Day

May 13: Pink Out The Park

May 14: Bark In The Park

May 15: Firefighters Night

May 16: Class outside — Math Day

May 25: First of postgame fireworks; Polish American Night

May 30: Law Enforcement Night

May 31: Class outside -- Weather Day

June 1-3: Play Ball Weekend

June 2: Pre-game on-field clinic

June 8-10: Negro Leagues Weekend

June 9: Negro Leagues tribute game

June 12: Canadian Tigers Fan Night

June 13: Teacher Appreciation Night

June 26: Henry Ford Night

June 27: University days — Western Michigan

July 6: Armed Forces Day

July 20: University days — Central Michigan

July 21: University days — Eastern Michigan

July 22: Boy Scouts Day

July 28: Kids Club Day; Yooper Night

July 31: University days — Grand Valley State

Aug. 10: Fiesta Tigres special player appearance

Aug. 11: Fiesta Tigres

Aug. 12: Jack Morris No. 47 retirement ceremony

Aug. 14: University days — Oakland

Aug. 15: Yoga Day

Aug. 21: Bike Night

Aug. 23: Grandparents Day

Aug. 24: University days — Michigan State

Aug. 26: Alan Trammell No. 3 retirement ceremony

Sept. 7: Health Care Professionals Night

Sept. 7-9: 1968 Tigers Weekend

Sept. 8: 1968 Tigers on-field celebration

Sept. 9: 1968 Tigers concourse Q&A

Sept. 11: First Responders Night

Sept. 17: Bark In The Park

Sept. 18: University days — Wayne State

Sept. 19: Class outside — Career Day No. 2

Sept. 20: University days — Detroit Mercy

Sept. 21-23: Fan Appreciation Weekend

Sept. 21: Irish Heritage Night

NOTES: Fireworks shows will be after Friday night home games, starting May 25. Also, university days feature a special ticket package that include a ticket, hat and a donation to the school’s scholarship fund.