In September 2011, Auburndale police officer Stacy Booth suffered assault-rifle shots while investigating a domestic disturbance. Last week, the Detroit Tigers honored Booth as their Local Hero for her bravery on the job.
[box type=”shadow”]Editor’s note: The Detroit Tigers open their 76th season of Lakeland-based Spring Training this afternoon. Photographer Tom Hagerty has spent some time at the team practices this year. You bet he has a few photos…[/box] A Kaline Solo A Leyland Duo A Verlander Solo A Fielder Quartet That’s just a taste of […]
Ed. Note: The Lakeland Flying Tigers season starts tonight as the team hosts the Tampa Yankees. What better way to kick off the season then display a few of the 300+ photos Tom took during the 2011 Spring Training season? Check out the full 2011 Spring Training set. photo credit: […]
A BackChannel video and Tom Hagerty’s 2011 Spring Training Photos [box type=”shadow”]The BackChannel Film Crew This is the fourth edition of BackChannel, our collaboration with with Lakeland-based NFocus, producer of feature films, corporate videos, commercials, events and more. Working with Lakeland Local staff and area students, NFocus is branching out into spot news and feature […]
From Zach Burek Lakeland Flying Tigers GM: “Individual tickets for Detroit Tigers Spring Training home games will go on sale Saturday, January 8th at 10:00 a.m. at the Joker Marchant Stadium box office. The box office is located at 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd. Tickets may also be purchased at 10:00 a.m. through the Tigers website, […]
A player sure to make his way through the Gulf Coast League Tigers and the Lakeland Flying Tigers is Nick Castellanos. Drafted yesterday by the Detroit Tigers, Castellanos received a $3.45 million dollar signing bonus. The Miami native is seen as a third-baseman by the Tigers, who paid Castellanos the highest signing bonus ever for […]
Joker Marchant Stadium will be hopping Saturday. The Detroit Tigers merchandise store will open from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. The club promises to have a selection of the 2010 gear. The store will also be open Feb. 15-20 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. While you’re there you can pick up Spring Training tickets.
Joker Marchant Stadium is located at 2301 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland. For more information, please contact the Tigers at (863) 686-8075.
It was a busy Saturday morning for Lakeland Local photographer Tom Hagerty. The baseball fan saw a few old-timers at the Detroit Tigers Baseball Fantasy Camp then he found a few teens battling robots at the University of South Florida Polytechnic’s FIRST Tech Challenge. Check out the pics…
Ed: The Detroit Tigers held a fan fantasy camp yesterday. Of course, photographer and baseball fan Tom Hagerty was there… Dave Bergman Micky Lolich & Ike Blessit Ed: Click a photo to see a larger version, or view the whole set. Check back next week. Tom’s known to add photos days later.
Don’t get too excited, but there is time to see a fantasy camp tomorrow. A baseball fantasy camp game. Wait. What other kind of “fantasy camp” did you expect? At 10 am Saturday morning, the Detroit Tigers fantasy camp attendees will culminate a week of training by taking on the Tiger greats. Participants scheduled to […]
Yesterday, Norine Rathbone had her wish. She tried out for the Detroit Tigers with a couple of hundred men, and no one treated her like a lady. “It was so much better than I expected. They were ballplayers who treated me as another ballplayer,” Rathbone said after the full day tryouts at Joker Merchant Stadium….
Close your eyes and simply listen to Norine Rathbone. You can hear the excitement, the determination, the understanding that this is her shot, and she plans to make the most of it. Five minutes talking to Norine Rathbone and you’re convinced she can do anything. Even play baseball for the Detroit Tigers. At 51. After surviving breast cancer.
So you say you’re stuck in the snow in Michigan? You’re not going to make the games this year? Well, we’re here to help. Lakeland Local photographer Tom Hagerty is often on the scene. (We can’t be there everyday. It’s not like we do this for money.) Sooner or later, we’ll publish a picture of […]
It’s baseball season and coverage is about to start. This year we plan to do a lot more than our Spring Training report. What to we mean by more? Read on…
Tom Hagerty presents a collection of photos from two weeks of the Detroit Tigers Fantasy Camp held at Joker Marchant Stadium.