Detroit Tigers Pay Tribute to Lou Whitaker at Comerica Park
This weekend I'm going to a Detroit Tigers baseball game, not only to watch the Tigers play, but also to watch a special tribute for one of MLB's best players ever.
I'm talking about Tiger great Lou Whitaker, or as you may remember "Sweet Lou." Lou Whitaker played 2nd base as a professional baseball player from 1977 to 1995.
Saturday night at Comerica Park, the Detroit Tigers franchise is going to officially retire Lou Whitaker's baseball jersey in front of the home crowd in Detroit.
According to en.wikipedia.org:
Lou Whitaker won the American League Rookie of the Tear Award in 1978, and was a five-time MLB All-Star in his career. He also won four Silver Slugger Awards and three Gold Glove Awards
So as Detroit Tiger fans get fired up for Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, we also get the chance to see the legendary Lou Whitaker at Comerica Park.
I'm also looking forward to seeing Miguel Cabrera do his thing against Tampa Bay. Hopefully Cabrera will be in the lineup for Saturday's game.
It's almost like the entire stadium gets quiet when Cabrera steps up to the plate because you never know what the big man is going to do with his lucky bat.
Did you know that Miguel Cabrera's contract is due to expire sometime in 2023? Here's what mlive.com has to say:
Cabrera, who turns 40 next April, is due to be paid $32 million in 2023, the final season of the massive extension he signed in 2014. After that, the Tigers could buy out his option years in 2024 and 2025 for $8 million. He has previously said that he would might be interested in a coaching role after his playing days are done.
I guess we'll have to wait and see. I plan on taking pictures at the game Saturday night at Comerica Park, and I will share them with you next week during one of my posts.