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STERLING HEIGHTS, MI–(WWJ) Some of the stars of the Detroit Tigers turned into fans, as they spent some time with classic Corvettes, Bel Airs and other vehicles from General Motors history. The players mingled with fans, and were given a private tour of the vehicles at the GM Heritage Center.

“This is awesome,” said Tiger pitcher Justin Verlander. “You see stuff you never see anyplace else. Unbelievable.”


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Verlander, Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera and other Tigers visited the Heritage Center as part of the Tiger Caravan, that will take them across Michigan. They were greeted by members of the military, and Chevy dealers, who were GM’s guests. Chevy is the offical car of Major League Baseball.

The players posed for photos with fans. While the fans were impressed by the opportunity to meet their favorite players. The players were also impressed.

“This place is absolutely amazing, the amount of history that’s in this building,” said Tiger reliever Phil Coke.

One of the newest members of the team, Torii Hunter, also walked away impressed.

“There’s a Cadillac over there that I like,” he said. “I think they’re coming back with it. I want to see how much it costs. But, I’m not gonna buy it. I’m gonna get Verlander to get it.

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