The Detroit Tigers will open their 2019 season on March 28th at home against the Kansas City Royals.
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Opening Day in Detroit
The Detroit Tigers are set to open their season on April 3, 2021 on the road against the Cleveland Indians. This will be the first time since 2019 that the Tigers have played on Opening Day. The game is set to start at 4:10pm EST and will be televised on ESPN.
When is opening day?
The Detroit Tigers are a professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the American League (AL) Central division. They are one of four major league teams located in Michigan.
The team’s home ballpark is Comerica Park, located in Downtown Detroit. The ballpark opened in 2000 and seats 41,297 fans.
Opening day is the first game of the regular season for a baseball team. The Detroit Tigers have played in 14 opening day games, with a record of 8–6. Opening day is typically held at the beginning of April, but the specific date varies from year to year.
2020 will mark the Tigers’ 15th opening day game. The game is scheduled for March 26th against the Cleveland Indians.
What is the schedule?
The Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day is April 5, 2021. The game will be against the Cleveland Indians and will start at 1:10 p.m. EST.
Who are the opponents?
The Detroit Tigers will face the Kansas City Royals on Opening Day, Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 1:10 p.m. at Comerica Park.
The Royals will also be in town for the home opener on Friday, April 5 at 1:10 p.m., and the series will conclude on Sunday, April 7 at 1:10 p.m.
The History of Opening Day in Detroit
The Detroit Tigers are a professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. The team plays its home games at Comerica Park in Downtown Detroit.
How did it start?
The Detroit Tigers have been playing baseball on Opening Day for over 100 years. The tradition started in 1901, when the Tigers played their first game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Since then, Opening Day has been a special event for baseball fans in Detroit.
It wasn’t always easy to get tickets to Opening Day games. In fact, for many years the games were only open to season ticket holders. But in recent years, the Detroit Tigers have made a concerted effort to make Opening Day accessible to everyone. Now, tickets to Opening Day games are available to the general public.
The Detroit Tigers have a long and storied history on Opening Day. The team has played in some of the most iconic moments in baseball history. In 1968, Tiger Stadium was the site of Bob Gibson’s famous seventeen strikeouts en route to a shutout victory for the Cardinals. In 1984, Kirk Gibson hit one of the most famous home runs in baseball history, off of Goose Gossage, to win Game 5 of the World Series for the Tigers. And in 2006, Justin Verlander pitched a no-hitter on Opening Day against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Opening Day is always a special day for Detroiters. It’s a day when we come together as a community and celebrate our love for baseball.
What are some memorable moments?
The first game in Detroit Tigers history was played on April 25, 1901, at Bennett Park. The Tigers lost to the Milwaukee Brewers, 9-3. The first home run in Detroit Tigers history was hit by Pete McCaffrey off of Amos Rusie in the sixth inning. The first player to ever wear a Detroit Tigers uniform was George Mullin. He pitched a complete game shutout in the Tiger’s first ever game. The first base hit in Detroit Tigers history was by Sam Crawford off of Joe McGinnity in the first inning.
What has changed over the years?
Since the Detroit Tigers first took the field in 1901, Opening Day has been an annual tradition in the city. The holiday has been celebrated in a variety of ways over the years, with the most recent change happening in 2018 when the city switched from celebrating on Easter Sunday to the more universally recognized date of April 1st.
In the early days of Opening Day celebrations, parades were a common occurrence. These would wind their way through the streets of Detroit, often culminating at Babe Ruth Plaza outside of Comerica Park. This tradition began to fade in the later part of the 20th century, but was brought back in 2006 with a parade featuring members of the 1968 World Series winning team.
Over the years, there have also been a number of changes to how Opening Day is celebrated at Comerica Park itself. In 2006, for example, the ceremonial first pitch was thrown by none other than Tiger Woods. And in 2017, Justin Verlander made history by becoming the first pitcher to ever threw three consecutive no-hitters when he achieved the feat on Opening Day.
One thing that has remained constant throughout all of these changes is the excitement and anticipation that surrounds Opening Day in Detroit. It is truly a holiday like no other and one that always manages to bring together fans from all walks of life.
The Future of Opening Day in Detroit
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the future of Detroit Tigers Opening Day is uncertain. The last time Opening Day was canceled was in 1945, during World War II. However, many fans are hopeful that the 2021 season will go on as planned.
Will there be changes?
In recent years, the Detroit Tigers have opened their season at home on a Thursday. This year, they are set to open at home on Friday, April 3. However, there is a possibility that this could change in future years.
Starting in 2020, Major League Baseball is planning to experiment with having teams open their seasons on a Thursday or Friday, rather than the traditional Monday-Wednesday schedule. This would allow for more weekend games and allow teams to have an All-Star break in early July.
If this experiment is successful, it is possible that the Detroit Tigers could open their seasons at home on a Thursday or Friday in future years. However, there is no guarantee that this will happen, and it remains to be seen what Major League Baseball’s plans will be for future seasons.
What can fans expect?
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things about baseball, and it looks like things will continue to be different in 2021.
While the Detroit Tigers are scheduled to open their season at home against the Cleveland Indians on April 1, it’s still unclear if fans will be allowed in Comerica Park.
If fans are allowed, they can expect some changes. Capacity will be limited, and there will be social distancing measures in place. Fans will also be required to wear masks.
It’s still unclear what the future of Opening Day in Detroit will look like, but one thing is for sure: things will be different.
What is the long-term outlook?
The Detroit Tigers have been a part of the American professional baseball landscape for over a hundred years. The team has a rich history and has been the home to some of the greatest players to ever step on a diamond. Despite all of this, the future of Opening Day in Detroit is very much in doubt.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the Detroit Tigers. The team was forced to play their home games in an empty stadium and they were unable to generate any revenue from ticket sales or concessions. This had a significant impact on the team’s finances and they are now facing significant financial difficulties.
It is unclear at this time what the future holds for the Detroit Tigers and Opening Day in Detroit. The pandemic has changed the landscape of professional baseball and it is possible that the Tigers will not be able to recover financially. If this is the case, it is possible that Opening Day in Detroit will be cancelled indefinitely. Only time will tell what the future holds for the Detroit Tigers and Opening Day in Detroit.