All MLB teams playing today are wearing poppy patches on their jerseys for Memorial Day. But the Tigers, in partnership with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), have taken the additional step of honoring four fallen military service members from Michigan by inscribing their names on players’ caps.
The four players and the four service members they’re honoring are as follows:
- Outfielder Riley Greene is wearing the name of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Bryan Pitney, who was from Deerfield:
- Outfielder Akil Baddoo is wearing the name of U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Vincent J. Bell, who was from Detroit:
- First baseman Spencer Torkelson is wearing the name of U.S. Army Specialist Randy Stevens, who was from Flint: