Mickey Stanley, who was a Tigers star centerfielder and World Series shortstop during the 1960s and '70s, will be guest of honor at the 14th Annual Detroit Baseball Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. For the second consecutive year, The Dinner will be held at the elegant Bloomfield Hills Country Club, with cocktails beginning at 6 p.m. – followed by a special evening for Tigers fans. There will be lively discussion and a flavorful program put together by Detroit News sports writer Lynn Henning, along with the Detroit Baseball Society’s co-founder and first president Bill MacAdam and current president Steve Clarfelt.
As one of the evening’s highlights, Stanley will be presented with The Dinner's first-ever Tigers Legend Award. A member of the 1968 World Champion team, Stanley is remembered most by Tigers fans for making a dramatic switch to shortstop during the World Series and for his versatility in playing every position except pitcher and catcher. The newly created Tigers Legend Award will be given this year in place of a Tenth Man Award, which had been presented at recent Dinners to a non-everyday player who contributed beyond his utility role.
Tigers president/CEO/general manager Dave Dombrowski has been a past keynote speaker at the Dinner, heading a large contingent of Tigers a few days before the team heads to Lakeland, Fla., for the beginning of spring camp. Tigers front-office members Al Avila, John Westhoff, Mike Smith, and Ron Colangelo, etc., also have been past dinner regulars.
The public is invited to attend the Detroit Baseball Dinner. However, seating is limited and reservations are required. There is a $150 charge per person, which includes cocktails, dinner and wine with the meal. The Bloomfield Hills Country Club is located at 350 West Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304.
Guests may make reservations and specify their dinner choices by emailing Steve Clarfelt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations can also be made by phone either at the Detroit Baseball Society’s dedicated number 248-562-7142 or by leaving a message at 248-701-4800.
Checks may be mailed in advance to:
c/o Detroit Baseball Dinner,
7035 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 450,
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Checks should be made out to Detroit Baseball Dinner