Batter Up: Jack White Will Throw Out 1st Pitch at Tigers Game


Presumably because there is no Nashville team?

By Uncle Blurt

A number of years ago Jack White departed Detroit for Nashville, for while he cut his musical teeth (and came to fame) in Motor City USA, things eventually got a little too close to comfort, and he’s subsequently thrived in Music City USA (where, among other activities, he established the beloved Third Man Records label and store). Now, though, he plans to return to Detroit for a mini-homecoming: on Tuesday (July 29), he’ll throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the Tigers-White Sox game.

As Rolling Stone points out, on Friday White announced over Twitter he’ll be doing the deed,, and RS additionally reports that “White also revealed that he’ll be bringing along the Third Man Rolling Record Store van, which will be parked at the stadium from 4 – 7 pm that day. On their website, Third Man Records noted that they’ll be getting in on the action that day as well all the way from Nashville by celebrating “Tiger Tuesday” in the shop. Any customers coming in sporting Detroit Tigers gear will get a 15% discount on purchases…. his Detroit baseball roots run deep. In 2009, he was rumored to be the anonymous donor behind a $170,000 gift to help restore the baseball field at his hometown’s Clark Park, where he spent his childhood playing the game. White also happens to have two stops on his Lazaretto tour scheduled for his hometown on July 28th and 30th.”

Photo of Jack White exclusively for BLURT by Michael Plumides.

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