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89-year-old Holocaust survivor to have wish granted by Tigers

Hermina Hirsch, an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor will get her wish granted by the Detroit Tigers on May 21st when they face-off against the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park.

Hirsch will sing the star spangled banner in front of fans in attendance.

She came to the Detroit area from Czechoslovakia in 1953 with her husband Bernard and they instantly became Detroit Tigers fans.

Although the Tigers offered her the 21st date, it came with a little bit of an issue. The Jewish Shabbat just so happens to be on the same date. The Shabbat or otherwise known as the Sabbath is observed from a few minutes before sunset on Friday evening until the appearance of three stars in the sky on Saturday night, which would fall right into the game time for the ballgame.

The Tigers offered Hirsch other dates to sing the national anthem, but she agreed to the original proposal from the Tigers, stating the date presented was the best time for her.

Way to go Hermina!

Take a look at the video above for a sneak peak of what fans in attendance can expect once May 21st comes along

 

Daniel Willim
Born & raised in the mitten. Grew up in Traverse City, but moved down to the Redford, MI area after my Dad tragically passed away in 1999 because that's where he was being buried and we wanted to be down there with him. I'm an avid Detroit sports fan, growing up in the state of Michigan and having such a solid block of teams to root for is something special. Iv'e always liked discussing Detroit sports whether it be about the past, the present or even what the future holds for Michigan sports teams. It's a long time coming as I am very excited to be apart of the DSN team and be able to construct interesting features to be posted for Detroit Sports fans to read/discuss about.

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