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Tigers set to honor '68 World Series champs

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ARLINGTON -- The Tigers will celebrate one of their most beloved teams when the 1968 World Series champions are honored on Saturday, May 25 at Comerica Park.

Gates will open at 2 p.m. ET for the 3:40 pregame festivities, followed by that afternoon's game against the Minnesota Twins at 4:05.

The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a 1968 Tigers 45th anniversary commemorative coin, courtesy of Belle Tire.

Jose Feliciano, who performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to Game 5 of the '68 Series between the Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals at Tiger Stadium, will reprise his rendition for the May 25 game.

More than a dozen players and coaches from the '68 team are expected to be in attendance, including Al Kaline, Mickey Lolich, Denny McLain and Mickey Stanley.

Jim Reeves is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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