Tigers honor Tori Hunter with African American Legacy Award

DETROIT – Friday afternoon’s luncheon event in the Tiger Club at Comerica Park kicked off Negro Leagues weekend: an event made to recognize and celebrate players like Torii Hunter. Players who took game of baseball from a time when African Americans couldn’t even play in the Major Leagues to where it is today.

“These guys had dreams of playing in the Major Leagues one day and starting a league. And these guys were very talented…the Negro League players were…and these guys kind of paved the way,” Hunter said.

On Sunday, Hunter will be formally presented with the Tigers’ Willie Horton African American Legacy Award, but Friday’s lunch was to celebrate him and every…

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