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To pay homage to the prominent legacy of African Americans in the game of baseball and to the rich history of the Negro Leagues, the Tigers host an annual Negro Leagues Weekend celebration. This celebratory weekend consists of long-standing traditions to honor former Negro Leagues players, past and current African American Tigers players, and youth baseball players.

The Detroit Tigers are committed to celebrating the legacy of players along with continuing to educate Tigers fans about the history and impact of the Negro Leagues to the game of baseball.


This is such an important moment in our history - and we have to make sure we don't miss this opportunity to affect real change. Let's celebrate our shared humanity, and enjoy the experience of working together with someone new - someone who maybe doesn't look like us - to make real changes. And recognize that those changes benefit all of us. - Dan Dickerson, Lead Play-by-Play Voice of the Detroit Tigers