Jack White is hauling his baseball love out onto the field at Detroit’s Comerica Park next week. The Motor City-bred rocker announced over Twitter on Friday that he’ll be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on Tuesday, July 29th when the Tigers host the Chicago White Sox.
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.
Jack White was caught looking miserable at a Chicago Cubs game earlier this week, but 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.
In taking on the first pitch duties next week, White will join a long and illustrious list of musicians that includes Eddie Vedder, Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber and Snoop Dogg. Here’s hoping he can manage a bit better than 50 Cent’s hilariously disastrous pitch for the Mets in May.