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Detroit Tigers to mark 125 years of baseball on island with Puerto Rico Day

Comerica Park in Detroit


The Atlantino company is organizing a series of events to commemorate 125 years of baseball in Puerto Rico, including Puerto Rico Day today at Comerica Park in Detroit.

The events are sponsored by the Puerto Rico Convention District Authority.

“This is a special day to celebrate Puerto Rico and its rich history in baseball,” an Atlantino representative said. “We are excited to offer a unique experience for fans in Detroit.”

The day will include music and videos alluding to Puerto Rico, the first pitch delivered by a representative of the island, and a pre-game presentation on the field in honor of Puerto Rican players, coaches and managers. In addition, a table will be set up with gifts and promotions televised through Bally Sports.

Honorees will include Detroit Tigers players Javier Báez, Alex Lange and Riley Greene, and pitching coach Juan Nieves, all of whom will receive special recognition during the presentation on the field. The event will be held before today’s game between the Tigers and the Los Angeles Angels scheduled for 6:40 p.m. (Bally Sports network).

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