Bob Seger, Anita Baker to sing at Detroit Series games

Updated: October 19, 2006, 7:49 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Michigan natives Bob Seger and Anita Baker will sing before the first two games of the World Series at Comerica Park.

The Detroit Tigers said Thursday that Seger will perform "America the Beautiful" before Game 1, scheduled for Saturday night. Tigers greats Al Kaline and Willie Horton, accompanied by club owner Mike Ilitch, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Baker, a Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, will perform the national anthem before Game 2 on Sunday. Hall of Famer Sparky Anderson, manager of the 1984 World Series champion Tigers, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan will deliver the first game ball to the mound before each game. They will be accompanied to the mound before Game 1 by longtime Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell and before Game 2 by Alan Trammell, MVP of the 1984 world champion Tigers and Detroit's manager from 2003-05.


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