With Ordonez’s family present at Comerica Park, along with Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski, manager Jim Leyland, Al Kaline, and owner Mike and his wife, Marian, the Tigers hosted a 20-minute long ceremony that included the unveiling of a painting commemorating Ordonez’s 2006 ALCS-clinching home run.
After Tigers radio play-by-play man Dan Dickerson opened the ceremony with a few comments and a tribute video aired on the scoreboard, Ordonez walked in, fittingly, from right field. The large crowd at Comerica Park greeted him with a raucous standing ovation.
Ordonez then spoke briefly and said thanks to the organization and fans (Turn up your volume for the videos):
Here’s the video of Ordonez making his entrance onto the field:
And here’s the tribute video that aired at the start of Sunday’s ceremony: