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The Tigers win baseball’s Philanthropic Excellence Award

Nov 14, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

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In 2010 Major League Baseball came up with the Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence which, as the name suggests, was created to recognize the charitable and philanthropic efforts of MLB Clubs. The Red Sox won it the first year. The White Sox won it in 2011. The Blue Jays won it in 2012. This year? Detroit:

The Tigers were acknowledged for their “Detroit Tigers Anti-Bullying” program, which works with Michigan schools to prevent bullying. The Detroit Tigers Foundation will receive a $10,000 grant from Major League Baseball as a result of the award. From the press release:

The Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Tigers Foundation partnered with “Michigan KIDS” and the “Newspaper In Education” programs to develop “Strike Out Bullying,” a component of the “Detroit Tigers Anti-Bullying” program that provides students and educators with tools to address and manage the issue of bullying in schools. The program is a baseball-themed educational supplement that is distributed throughout Michigan schools, reaching 90% of the state’s counties. Since its launch in 2011, the “Detroit Tigers Anti-Bullying” program has reached nearly 250,000 students in schools throughout the state. Tigers players, including All-Star first baseman Prince Fielder, serve as role models in speaking out against bullying.

Good cause. Congrats on the award, Detroit.

  1. larrymahnken - Nov 14, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    The tiger in the logo clearly just ate a bunch of ‘shrooms.

    • jwbiii - Nov 14, 2013 at 12:43 PM

      Or is an Oingo Boingo fan.

      http://fanart.tv/fanart/music/166bc1cb-a2b7-412d-bcd5-5f439d2cf5f1/albumcover/oingo-boingo-ep-4ffc5758301fb.jpg

      These are not mutually exclusive.

      • yahmule - Nov 14, 2013 at 2:27 PM

        I can personally assure you they’re not.

  2. nbjays - Nov 14, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Red Sox, White Sox, Jays, Tigers…

    So apparently National League clubs aren’t philanthropic (or at least not excellently so).

    • jcmeyer10 - Nov 14, 2013 at 12:50 PM

      The Marlins bring the average down that bad.

    • historiophiliac - Nov 14, 2013 at 2:37 PM

      It’s the DH that does it!

      • jwbiii - Nov 17, 2013 at 9:28 PM

        Designated Humanitarian?

  3. ptfu - Nov 14, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    And now we know the real reason why the Tigers didn’t bring back Delmon Young after 2012: their anti-bullying program.

  4. jcmeyer10 - Nov 14, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    They won it for their bullpen giving the Red Sox the ALCS.

    • historiophiliac - Nov 14, 2013 at 2:32 PM

      Your magnanimous comment on the Scherzer Cy Young post about his post-season no-hit/2 SO against Big Papi was so considerate.

      • jcmeyer10 - Nov 14, 2013 at 2:37 PM

        Got the wrong man Miss.

      • historiophiliac - Nov 14, 2013 at 2:37 PM

        No, I know. Think about it.

      • jcmeyer10 - Nov 14, 2013 at 4:31 PM

        Good lady, I may have ingested the same thing the Tigers logo has, can you help me out? :D

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