ARLINGTON -- Tigers rookie center fielder Austin Jackson will be playing before family and friends all weekend. He played his high school baseball at nearby Denton Ryan High School, which is 20 miles north of Arlington.
"It's going to be fun playing in front of a bunch of family and friends who haven't gotten to see me play," Jackson said. "They'll be getting to see me play for the first time."
Jackson said he has several relatives coming from Oklahoma for Saturday's game. His former high school coach and several former teammates will also be coming to see him play.
"It's cool that he put that together," Jackson said.