Workers to dress Spirit of Detroit in Tigers' jersey Wednesday - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Workers to dress Spirit of Detroit in Tigers' jersey Wednesday

Posted: Updated:
The Spirit of Detroit statue outside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center in downtown Detroit (Credit: FOX 2 News) The Spirit of Detroit statue outside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center in downtown Detroit (Credit: FOX 2 News)

By Alexis Wiley
FOX 2 News Reporter


DETROIT -- Our beloved Tigers are in the World Series and Detroit is hungry for a ring.  Tigers' gear is flying off the shelves.  Everybody is wearing the Old English D except for the Spirit of Detroit.

Plenty of fans have noticed, including the self-proclaimed biggest fan Detroit Council President Charles Pugh.

"I was wondering where has the jersey been because usually we get it to the Spirit when we head into the American League Championship Series," he said.

So what's up?  Detroit's ambassador had plenty of team spirit when the Tigers went to the World Series in 2006.

We did a little digging.  Turns out the Spirit of Detroit may be a little tardy for the party, but he won't miss it.  The Building Authority tells us the Tigers organization is giving the Spirit of Detroit a brand new jersey.  Workers will put it on early Wednesday morning just in time for Game 1 of the World Series.  It will cost the Tigers about $8,000, including the cost of insurance and additional security.

Bottom line, it's time to celebrate and the Spirit of Detroit will be there every step of the way.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Livonia man dies after 2 dogs attack him

    Livonia man dies after 2 dogs attack him

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:49:30 GMT
    A 46-year-old Livonia man was killed Wednesday evening after he was attacked by two dogs while jogging in Metamora.
    A 46-year-old Livonia man was killed Wednesday evening after he was attacked by two dogs while jogging in Metamora.
  • Council considering land deal for US-Canada bridge

    Council considering land deal for US-Canada bridge

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:48:33 GMT
    The Detroit City Council is considering the transfer of 301 city-owned properties to the Michigan Land Bank in exchange for $1.4 million from the Canadian government as part of plans for a $2 billion international commuter bridge.
    The Detroit City Council is considering the transfer of 301 city-owned properties to the Michigan Land Bank in exchange for $1.4 million from the Canadian government as part of plans for a $2 billion international commuter bridge.
  • Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:48:56 GMT
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices