Willie Horton, a longtime member of the Detroit Tigers and a particular assistant to the basic manager, is headed to the 2022 All-Star Activity on July 19 at Dodger Stadium.
He approved an invitation from American League manager Dusty Baker — the manager of the Houston Astros — to serve as the AL’s honorary coach for the Midsummer Basic.
“It will be just one of my biggest honors to stand along with just one of the finest baseball adult males I know, Mr. Dusty Baker, as an honorary mentor at this year’s All-Star Sport,” Horton explained in a assertion.
“Some of the best reminiscences from my enjoying profession came from my 4 All-star appearances, and I’m psyched to aid depict the Tigers among baseball’s ideal and brightest at Dodger Stadium future thirty day period.”
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On the Countrywide League aspect, Atlanta Braves supervisor Brian Snitker requested Washington Countrywide supervisor Dave Martinez and Los Angeles Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts to be a part of him as honorary coaches.
Horton, 79, performed 15 of his 18 seasons for the Tigers, from 1963-77. A four-time All-Star and 1968 Entire world Sequence winner, Horton strike .273 with 1,993 hits and 325 house runs in 2,028 occupation video games.
Along with profitable the World Collection, Horton built the All-Star team in 1968. That normal year, he strike .285 with a job-substantial 36 house operates in 143 video games. He went 7-for-23 (.304) with a person dwelling operate in seven video games in the World Sequence.
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Horton also joined the All-Star group in 1965, 1970 and 1973.
Besides the Tigers, Horton performed for the Texas Rangers (1977), Cleveland Indians (1978), Oakland Athletics (1978), Toronto Blue Jays (1978) and Seattle Mariners (1979-80).
The Tigers retired Horton’s No. 23 jersey in July 2000. He has worked as a unique assistant to the basic manager given that 2003.