Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera’s last week as a Major League player is coming to an end, including “Miggy Appreciation Weekend” for the final series of the season against Cleveland.
The celebrations will begin on Friday at 6:40 pm ET against the Guardians. The pre-game festivities will focus on Miggy “The Person,” highlighting his Venezuelan roots, his connection to fans and his impact on the community. JK Simmons, a Michigan-born actor and Tigers fan, will narrate a presentation video prior to the game. A tribute video will showcase the beneficiaries of the Cabrera Family Scholarship, as well as others who have benefited from the efforts of the Miguel Cabrera Foundation.
In the Comerica Landing area, there will be Venezuelan music, Latin food and drinks. All fans who come through the doors will receive a commemorative Miggy comic book, celebrating his achievements. In lieu of Friday night’s fireworks, the Tigers have prepared their first postgame drone show, with drones flying in formation to depict some of the big moments and milestones of Cabrera’s career with supporting audio and video .
Saturday’s match at 1:10 pm is expected to be the highlight of the festivities in honor of Cabrera, centered on “The Player” and his incredible achievements on the field of play. The first 15,000 fans will receive a “Miguel Cabrera Print-All-Over” t-shirt. The pre-match ceremonies will include a series of guest speakers and video tributes, culminating in the presentation of gifts by the Tigers organization and Cabrera’s teammates in what is likely to be an emotional presentation.
On Sunday at 3:10, the curtain will rise and attention will focus on the last game and Cabrera’s farewell. All fans who attend will receive a banner to cheer on Miggy, which will be used as part of the festivities.
There are still tickets available for Friday’s game and that day’s festivities, but seating is more limited for Saturday’s game. For the last match of the campaign on Sunday, standing room only tickets remain. It is expected that more than 100,000 fans will be received at Comerica Park during the series, something that has not happened since 2016.
The Tigers began the week on Tuesday with a series against the Royals that will end Thursday at 1:10 pm The first 15,000 fans to attend Thursday’s game will receive a commemorative Miggy poster featuring an illustration of the gunner on a throne with a crown in front of Comerica Park, with a tiger by his side.
In addition to all the celebrations inside the park, a Miguel-themed dining experience featuring Venezuelan cuisine from El Rey de las Arepas, featuring some of Miguel’s favorite dishes, will be open all week at Woodward on W. Columbia Street. Cabrera. The Miggy sampler includes a mini arepa (chicken, meat or vegetarian), sweet plantains and a mini cachapa.
Part of the proceeds will go to the Miguel Cabrera Foundation, which supports youth sports, children and family and funds scholarships for first-generation college students in Detroit and Miami.
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