Al Avila will join Lance Parrish at Detroit Baseball Dinner

The Detroit News

Lance Parrish, who owns an eternal niche on the Tigers’ 1984 world championship team, will join Tigers general manager Al Avila as a headliner at the 2020 Detroit Baseball Dinner, set for 6 p.m., Jan. 25, at the Detroit Athletic Club.

Al Avilia

Parrish is a past Tigers coach and minor-league manager who this autumn was named a special assistant to Avila. He will receive the Tigers Legend Award, presented by The Detroit Baseball Society.

Tigers play-by-play broadcaster Dan Dickerson will likewise appear at the 19th annual dinner, while Canadian author and Detroit sports scholar Dave Chilton will again be a featured speaker.

The Detroit Baseball Dinner was founded in 2001 as a means for baseball devotees to savor dinner and conversation at a winter get-together ahead of spring training’s resumption in Lakeland, Fla.

The dinner offers a cocktail hour, appetizers, and entrees from the D.A.C. menu, as well as a full program, including a video retrospective from Parrish’s playing days as a generational Tigers catcher.

Tickets are $150 and can be reserved by calling 248-701-4800. Deadline is Jan. 20. Additional information is available on the dinner website,

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