Flying Tigers to Take on SEU in April 6 Exhibition

The Lakeland Flying Tigers will take on Southeastern University in a pre-season exhibition at Joker Marchant Stadium on April 6th at 6pm. Tickets are below regular season cost at $2 per seat. The 7-inning contest will benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation of Florida. The 2011 is the 45th season Lakeland has been a Detroit Tigers […]

Dave Huppert Set to Manage the Flying Tigers

Perennial minor league manager Dave Huppert was announced today as the new manager of the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Huppert replaced Andy Barkett who left the Flying Tigers earlier this month to manage the AA Jacksonville Suns. Huppert has managed 21 seasons in the minor leagues in the Brewers, White Sox, Marlins, Expos and Phillies organizations. […]

Flying Tiger GM Named Fl State League Executive of the Year

Yesterday, the Florida State League, a Class A division of Major League Baseball, named Zach Burek Executive of the Year for 2010.

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Burek led the team to a new single-season attendance record for the Flying Tigers. 64,010 fans filed into Joker Marchant Stadium for the 2010 season, surpassing the 61,255 record set in 1987.

“I am very honored and humbled to be recognized by a league with such great history and tradition as the Florida State League” commented Burek. “This award is a credit to the hard work and passion of our entire staff.” 2010 marked Burek’s tenth season with the Detroit Tiger’s organization and his fifth as the Flying Tigers GM.

The Lakeland club has been a Detroit Tigers affiliate since 1967, the second longest consecutive affiliation in Major League Baseball. The team moved into Joker Marchant Stadium 45 years ago.

Creative Commons License photo credit: Tom Hagerty for Lakeland Local