It's still TBD if Tigers' Alan Trammell, Jack Morris will get statues at Comerica
Detroit — The party is just getting started for Alan Trammell and Jack Morris.
The Tigers legends and cornerstones of the 1984 world championship team are fresh off a whirlwind weekend in Cooperstown, N.Y., where they finally took their places among the game's immortals in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Next up: Number retirements at Comerica Park.
Morris' No. 47 will be retired prior to the Sunday, Aug. 12, game against the Minnesota Twins. Trammell's No. 3 will be retired two weeks later, Sunday, Aug. 26, prior to the game against the Chicago White Sox.
Details still are being finalized for the number-retirement ceremonies, but here's what we know so far: Each man will address the crowd during his respective ceremony, and among those committed to attending both are former teammates Lou Whitaker, Kirk Gibson, Dan Petry, Lance Parrish and Larry Herndon, among others.
The Tigers also have confirmed the numbers will be placed on the brick wall where the other retired numbers are, but it's still not exactly clear where. They appear to be running out of room on the brick wall in left-center field, where Willie Horton's No. 23, Hank Greenberg's No. 5, Charlie Gehringer's No. 2 and Al Kaline's No. 6 are immortalized. On the right-center field wall sits Sparky Anderson's No. 11 and Jackie Robinson's No. 42, the latter which is retired throughout all of Major League Baseball, as well as the names of several other legendary Tigers figures, including Ernie Harwell.
The Tigers say it's still to be determined if and when there will statues for Morris and Trammell, like there are for Horton, Greenberg, Gehringer, Al Kaline, Hal Newhouser and Ty Cobb, whose number isn't retired because he played when they didn't wear numbers.
Both ceremonies will start at 12:35 p.m., before the 1:10 first pitch.
They are the first numbers being retired by the Tigers since Anderson's in 2011, a year following the legendary manager's death.
There is another Trammell/Morris event on the schedule — a VIP dinner with the two Thursday, Aug. 9, at MotorCity Casino Hotel. Dinner starts at 6:30, and will feature Dan Dickerson as host, appearances by other members of the 1984 Tigers and a pre-event photo opportunity with the 1984 World Series trophy. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased at tigers.com. The $400 VIP packages are sold out.