MotorCity Casino, one of Detroit’s zestiest entertainment venues, will play host to the16th annual Detroit Baseball Dinner, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in the casino’s elegant 16th floor Amnesia Room. The event begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and appetizers, followed by dinner, special guests, and a lively and insightful program put together by Lynn Henning and the gang, all designed for Detroit baseball devotees.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, as well as super-sub Andrew Romine, will be the headliners at this year's dinner, which formerly was held at Bloomfield Hills Country Club, and earlier at the Townsend and Ritz-Carlton hotels. Tigers general manager Al Avila, a regular attendee, will be busy the same evening in New York helping present sterling pitcher Michael Fulmer with the American League Rookie of the Year Award, presented at the New York Baseball Writers Dinner.

Romine will be honored with the Bill MacAdam Tenth Man Award, which is given each year to a Tigers utility player who makes extraordinary contributions to the team. Romine will attend, as have past winners Don Kelly and Quintin Berry.

Ausmus will offer Tigers thoughts and insights and will be joined by a typically full Tigers contingent, including assistant GMs David Chadd and John Westhoff. The Dinner, which annually falls on the night of TigerFest, serves as a ribbon-cutting for 2017 and an antidote to a typically frosty and low-key winter month of January. Author and Tigers follower extraordinaire, Dave Chilton, a fixture at past dinners, will again regale the audience with his mix of wit and baseball scholarship.

Tickets are $150, including a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres hour, with wine served during dinner.

To view the full dinner menu, click here

Reservations can be made at 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.


We have reserved a block of rooms at MotorCity Casino at a discounted rate of $149. These rooms will be held for the next 30 days, so please advise if you plan on spending the night. Motor City Casino is located at 2901 Grand River Ave. Detroit MI 48201.