A tribute tonight to sportswriter and radio host Jamie Samuelsen, who died last summer at 48 from colon cancer, gains a bonus as it coincides with The Miggy Watch for his 500th career homer.
"We are humbled by the Detroit Tigers & 97.1 The Ticket teaming up to honor and celebrate Jamie's life and memory with a night at the ballpark," posts his widow, journalist Christy McDonald. "Not only do we get to hang out in the same cheering section and enjoy a beautiful summer night at a game, but part of the ticket proceeds will go to free colonoscopies in underinsured communities around Detroit."
Tickets ($37) remain in Section 114 for Jamie Samuelsen Night as the Tigers play the Angels at 7:10 p.m. Each purchase provides a $5 donation for free colon cancer screenings.
McDonald, who says her late husband would "have a good laugh and a few jokes" about a Tigers game night named for him, invites admirers to "join the pre-party 4-6 p.m. at Tin Roof [47 E. Adams St.] across from the ballpark. Let's share memories of Jamie, the joy he brought to our lives and celebrate our ability to help others in his name."
A Detroit News sports columnist tweets:
The night is upon us. We get to honor our great friend and broadcaster, Jamie Samuelsen, and raise money for a great cause, colonoscopies. As a fun extra benefit Tuesday: You might catch Miggy's 500 HR ball! I honestly believe it's fated. See you there, for cheers and tears. https://t.co/kBwjEEUWdV— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) August 17, 2021