Tagged: Dodd Stadium

Playoff Push Homestand

The Tigers completed their final homestand of the regular season this week.

Photos from the Games:

Jeff Holm was named Player of the Game.  The Michigan State product went 2-4 with a triple and scored a run as the Tigers won 5-0 to take the Stedler Division lead.

Cars from Thompson Motor Speedway were out front,

as the Nickelodeon Quartet, the national anthem signers, warmed up their voices on the concourse.

 Montville High School Baseball, the 2-time defending Class M State Champions, was recognized for their accomplishments before the game.

 There was a doubleheader on Friday night.

In Game 1, Tigers’ pitcher Luis Angel Sanz was 2 outs away from a perfect game.  After retiring 19 Spinners batters in a row, Lowell’s Jose Garcia belted a 3-2 Sanz offering over the wall in left field to not only break up the perfect game, but also to take away the shutout. The right hander from Guatire, VZ  earned his team-leading sixth win of the year and lowered his ERA to 2.81 on the season, while he struck out seven and now leads the league with 76 strikeouts this year.

Following the pair of Tigers wins, “Wild Bill” from Comix at Foxwoods performed for fans and the final fireworks show of the season occured.  Saturday was Norwich Navigators Night 

The refurbished Tater Statue made its return. 

A new generation of kids will now be able to have their picture taken in front of the Tater Statue, a permanent fixture at Dodd Stadium for many seasons, before games.

The first 500 fans received a Navigators’ mini bat.  (Blame “Tropical Storm Irene” for the date change).

Former Navigator Jeff Clark threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Shane wore a game worn Navigators jersey from 1995 Saturday night.

The videoboard graphics were changed to reflect the night.

Players wore Navigators jerseys, which were auctioned off to fans during the game.

The players then presented and signed their jersey to the winning bidders after the game.

Sunday afternoon was Fan Appreciation Day.

The entire team was on the concourse to greet fans as gates opened; signing autographs,

and taking pictures.

As always, children could run the bases

and play catch on the field following the game.

The Tigers’ thank fans for attending the games this season.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  See you in 2012.

-KY

“Hurricane Homestand” Recap: August 26, 27

First, the Tigers hope that everyone is safe following the visit of Hurricane Irene this weekend.  (Photo from PrintActivities.com)

The Tigers were home Friday and Saturday with a cruical series against the Vermont Lake Monsters.  The two home games, plus two games in Vermont tonight, have the potential to alter the Stedler Division standings.  As of this morning, Connecticut sits a half game out of first place behind the Lake Monsters.

Photos from the homestand:

All children recieved a book from the Captain Underpants series, sponsored by Scholastic.

Covanta Energy collected non-perishable food items.

Comedian Roddy Thomas, sponsored by Comix at Foxwoods, performed

before the fireworks show following the Tigers victory.

Because of the storm, the Tigers moved the game up to 1:05 pm instead of the originally scheduled 7:05 pm.

Dean Green scored the only run for the Tigers on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers will  begin the final homestand of the regular season this Tuesday with 3 games against Hudson Valley and 4 against the Lowell Spinners.

 

 Friday’s game is a doubleheader with Game 1 scheduled to begin at 5:05.

 Saturday will be Norwich Navigators Night 

Sunday afternoon is Fan Appreciation Day.

For tickets visit www.cttigers.com or call (860) 887-7962

Homestand Recap: August 17-22

The Tigers completed a 7-game, 6-day home stand on Monday.

A few roving instructors were in “The Rose City” for the homestand, sent by Detroit to help finetune some players’ techniques.

Toby Harrah helped with the hitters,

Dave Owen assisted with the infielders fielding techniques, while Gene Roof gave instruction in the areas of base running and playing the outfield.

The added instruction must have helped the team’s on-field results, as the Tigers took 5 of 7 games from the Yankees and IronBirds.

Some photos from the homestand:

The two Tigers outfielders signed autographs on the concourse with former MLB pitcher Frank Tanana, the headline speaker of the Home Plate Event.

Tanana also threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The homestand also marked the debut of a brand new promotion, the Affinity Dental Center Brush off the Bases.

Sunday was Bark in the Park at the stadium and many fans brought their dog(s) to the game.

Promotions also had a canine-theme to them.

Old Lyme’s Ryan Zrenda had a large contigent of supporters in the stands all series to see him play for the IronBirds.

Tyler Collins and Javier Azcona hit home runs for the Tigers.

The Tigers are home again Friday and Saturday with a cruical series against the Vermont Lake Monsters.  The Lake Monsters lead the Stedler Division and the Tigers look to use the games to make up ground in the standings.

Friday there will be post-game fireworks

and Saturday will be Norwich Navigators Night.

For tickets call (860) 887-7962 or visit www.cttigers.com

Homestand Photos – July 7-11, 2011

The game will be made up in early September when Lowell returns to Dodd Stadium.

Colin and Al Kaline pose together after the ceremonial first pitch. (Photo Credit: Kevin Pataky)

Luis Sanz threw 7 innings of 1-hit ball.

Tuesday’s game was postponed due to rain and made up as part of a Doubleheader on Wednesday.

The Tigers finished up the homestand with a shutout victory over Jamestown. 

Starting pitcher Brennan Smith hurled 7 shutout innings

and DH/1B Dean Green hit two homeruns for the Tigers.

The Tigers travel to State College for a 3 game series before the AllStar Break.

Tails from the Road: Auburn and Lowell

The Tigers are in the midst of a 5 game roadtrip to Auburn and Lowell.

The Doubledays play at Falcon Park.

Falcon Park was built in 1995 and has a capacity of 2,800.

Auburn is the New York-Penn League affliate of the Washington Nationals.

Andrew Graham’s club then visited Lowell, a quick drive up 395 (and 290), for 2 games.

The Spinners, a Stedler Division rival, play at LeLacheur Park, located on the campus of UMass-Lowell.

The Tigers and Spinners continue their series with 2 games at Dodd Stadium Sunday and Monday.

Tomorrow, it is C.T.’s Birthday Party and Sunday Funday.

Monday night, Hall of Famer Al Kaline will visit Dodd Stadium.

Kaline will sign autographs before the game and throw out the ceremonial first pitch to his grandson, Tigers’ infielder Colin Kaline.

Stadium Upgrade

As the Tigers visit Auburn and Lowell this week, staff completed a few projects to improve stadium experience at Dodd.

The doors to “The Tigers’ Den”,

and the front office received a new coat of paint.

Staff also hung up signage on the concourse.

The Tigers return home Sunday afternoon.

 

On Sunday, it is C.T.’s Birthday Party and Sunday Funday.

 

Monday night, Hall of Famer Al Kaline will visit Dodd Stadium.

 

Kaline will sign autographs before the game and throw out the ceremonial first pitch to his grandson, Tigers’ infielder Colin Kaline.