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The Detroit Tigers traveled across Michigan – through our first “major” winter snow – as part of their annual Winter Caravan to thank fans and get them excited about the upcoming baseball season.
(Spring training and warmer weather are right around the corner!)
Henry Ford Hospital was one of many Detroit-area destinations on the 2012 Winter Caravan route.
We were thrilled to welcome Tigers Vice President and Assistant General Manager Al Avila and players Collin Balester, Brennan Boesch, Miguel Cabrera, Matt Hoffman, Andy Oliver, Ramon Santiago and Tyler Stohr, as well as the “voice of the Detroit Tigers” on Fox Sports Mario Impemba.
Tigers’ team physician Dr. Michael Workings of the Henry Ford Department of Family Medicine was also in attendance.
Our hospital team gave the Tigers an amazing Henry Ford welcome, cheering and swinging Tigers towels in the air.
Some employees even had the chance to ask the Tigers about their most memorable moments during the 2011 season, and a few lucky employees received special prizes from the Tigers.
The visit got me thinking about how much Henry Ford Hospital and the Detroit Tigers actually have in common when it comes to our long history in Detroit.
Take 1968. It’s the year the Tigers won the World Series AND Henry Ford Hospital performed Detroit’s first kidney transplant. Continue reading