Tigers to honor '68 World Series team

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Detroit Tigers honored the 45th anniversary of the 1968 World Series championship team before Saturday's game against the Twins.

Comerica Park paid tribute to the '68 squad in a pregame ceremony that was scheduled for 3:40 p.m.

Jose Feliciano will perform the national anthem. Feliciano is well-known for singing "The Star Spangled Banner" prior to Game 5 of the 1968 World Series between the Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals.

More than a dozen players and coaches from the World Series team will take part in the ceremony including John Hiller, who will throw out the first pitch.

Among those joining Hiller: Hall of Famer Al Kaline, Denny McLain, Mickey Lolich, Gates Brown, Jim Price, Mickey Stanley, Jon Warden, Don Wert, Daryl Patterson, Wayne Comer, Tom Matchick and Hal Naragon.

The ceremony includes a tribute video honoring the team on the Comerica Park scoreboard, followed by an on-field ceremony to recognize the members of the 1968 team.

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