Saturday, June 8 - Cleveland Indians @ 4:08 (Gates open at 2:30 p.m.)
Game Ball Delivery: Lieutenant Rachel Barton from Sterling Heights, Michigan will deliver the game ball. She is a 2007 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. She received her wings in 2009 and serves as a helicopter pilot in the United States Navy. Lieutenant Barton has completed four deployments to Bahrain and has proudly served the United States Navy for six years.
3rd Annual Classic Car Show: Fans of the Detroit Tigers will be able to enjoy over 100 unique classic cars on display in front of Comerica Park prior to Tigers vs. Indians game. The Detroit Tigers Classic Car Show, presented by MotorCity Casino Hotel and Total Lubricants will take place from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Witherell Street, Columbia Plaza and within Lot 2 and is open to the public. This event gives fans the rare opportunity to enter their own classic vehicles through an official Detroit Tigers nomination process. All selected cars would be judged in six categories: best overall, best pre-1960, best 1961 - 1970, best 1971 - 1989, best custom paint job and best sports car. The event will include celebrity judges, live music and much more! Fans are encouraged to arrive early for this event.
Sunday, June 9 - Kids Day - Cleveland Indians @ 1:08 p.m. (Gates open at 11:00 a.m.) - GATES OPEN EARLY FOR PHOTO DAY
All kids 14-and-younger will receive an "Every Kid, Every Sunday" PAWS Cereal Bowl, courtesy of the Detroit Free Press.
Photo Day: Sunday marks the annual pregame on-field Photo Day, courtesy of Ballpark and Meijer. All Tigers fans will be allowed to enter a special section of the Comerica Park outfield from 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (weather permitting) as Tigers players and coaches pose for photographs taken by Tigers fans. Although it is not an autograph event, it is a great way to get an up-close look at all of your favorite players and get some great pictures.
All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park, presented by Radio Disney. All kids 14-and-younger will receive a free promotional item as part of the "Every Kid, Every Sunday" giveaway guarantee, can enjoy free rides on the Comerica Bank Carousel or the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel, courtesy of Kroger, can take part in free face painting, have the chance to win a bicycle and are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases, courtesy of Aquafina, following the game.
Verlander's Victory for Veterans: When Justin Verlander takes the mound at Comerica Park, he strives for victory. This season, his outings on the hill take on a new meaning. For each of his home starts, Verlander hosts Veterans from Veterans Affairs Medical Centers throughout the state of Michigan. These Veterans sustained injuries or illness in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom or in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. The Veterans along with their families cheer on the Tigers from the comfort of Verlander's personal luxury suite. After serving our country, the special day provides American veterans the opportunity to enjoy a Tigers game with their family. Veterans share 18 luxury suite tickets and parking passes in the Tigers Parking Garage. Food and beverage is provided for the guests courtesy of Verlander. Veterans receive a personalized welcome letter from Verlander; all guests receive a Verlander's Victory for Veterans t-shirt and are welcomed on the videoboard during the game.
When you see Verlander on the mound, he is not only playing for his team and Tigers fans around the world, he is also playing for America's heroes.