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Tigers to honor '68 World Series champions Saturday


DETROIT -- The Tigers are encouraging fans attending Saturday's game against the Twins to find their seats early so that everyone can watch a pregame ceremony honoring the 45th anniversary of the 1968 World Series championship team.

More than a dozen players and coaches from that squad are scheduled to take part, including Hall of Fame Al Kaline, Denny McLain, Mickey Lolich, Gates Brown, Jim Price, Mickey Stanley, John Hiller, Jon Warden, Don Wert, Daryl Patterson, Wayne Comer, Tom Matchick and Hal Naragon. Radio broadcaster Ray Lane is also slated to take part.

Jose Feliciano, famous for his performance of the National Anthem before Game 5 of the 1968 World Series, will perform the anthem again prior to Saturday's game.

The ceremony includes a special tribute video on the Comerica Park scoreboard created specifically for the occasion.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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