The Detroit Tigers have their home opener at Comerica Park against the New York Yankees today, but the team’s game on May 21 against the Tampa Bay Rays could be one to watch as well.
Why? Well, on that day, 89-year-old Holocaust survivor Hermina Hirsch will be singing the national anthem. Hirsch appeared on WWJ 950 and said that on her bucket list, she would love to sing the national anthem at a Tigers game.
“At my age, I figure that this would do it,” Hirsch said. “I don’t want to die before I sing at a baseball game.”
Hirsch appears to have a decent set of pipes, and it’s great that Tigers VP of Communications Ron Colangelo pulled the necessary strings to grant her wish.
“On Saturday, May 21, Hermina is going to perform the National Anthem,” Colangelo said live on WWJ Newsradio Friday morning. “That’s the beauty of baseball, isn’t it? She has gotten a tremendous amount of support and it’s just fantastic that she has wanted to do this and that she’s a Tigers fan. Maybe it brings us a lot of luck for a magical 2016 season.”
Congrats on achieving a dream!
*Featured Photo (above) credit to WNJ Detroit