A new venue, with fresh appeal, will highlight the 17th annual Detroit Baseball Dinner, 6 p.m., Jan. 27, 2018, at the Polish American Cultural Center in Troy.

Tigers General Manager Al Avila will be the headliner and will join the Tigers front office for this year's tradition, along with John Hicks, who will receive the 2017 Bill MacAdam Tenth Man Award for his work in 2017 as a vital Tigers back-up player. Another potential guest is new manager Ron Gardenhire.

Indeed, The Detroit Baseball Dinner has been regularly graced by a Tigers cast led by general manager Al Avila, and in previous years by Dave Dombrowski. Assistant GMs John Westhoff and David Chadd are regulars, as well as Ron Colangelo, and assorted staffers. Jim Leyland has been a past dinner guest, as has manager Brad Ausmus, while it is hoped new skipper Ron Gardenhire will this year make his Dinner debut. All past celebs have said, candidly, they enjoy this group and evening because of the ambiance, warmth and knowledge of a sophisticated baseball audience, as well as the superb food, drink, and friendship this January evening embodies. Guests can also count on appearances from a past or current Tigers player, which this year will be Bill MacAdam Tenth Man Award winner John Hicks.

More good news: Our dinner price has been rolled back to $95, the same price charged at our first Detroit Baseball Dinner in 2002. Folks, this will be a feast. A premium, open bar will extend from the cocktail dinner throughout the evening, with only a brief interlude as dinner is being served. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be offered beginning at 6, with dinner set for 7. To view the full dinner menu, click here.

Please book your reservation promptly as we are expecting a big turnout. You can R.S.V.P. at sclarfelt@gmail.com or by calling our dedicated phone number: 586-549-8564 or leaving a message at 248-701-4800. Steve Clarfelt will be handling this year's dinner reservations.

           You can mail your check in advance to:

            Steve Clarfelt
            c/o Detroit Baseball Dinner
            316 Lake Forest Dr.
            Waterford, MI 48327

Checks should be made out to: Detroit Baseball Dinner.


The Polish AmericanCultural Center is located at 2975 E. Maple Rd. in Troy, MI 48083. Simply stated: at the corner of Maple and Dequindre roads in Troy.