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Lakeland Flying Tigers
Founded in 1963
Lakeland, Florida
Team Logo
Cap Insignia
  • Advanced-A (1963–present)
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
  • Lakeland Flying Tigers (2007–present)
  • Lakeland Tigers (1963–2006)
Minor league titles
League titles 1976, 1977, 1992
Division titles
Owner(s)/Operated by: Detroit Tigers, Inc.
Manager: Mike Rojas
General Manager: Zach Burek

The Lakeland Flying Tigers are a minor league baseball team based in Lakeland, Florida. Home games are played at Joker Marchant Stadium; opened in 1966 and renovated in 2003. The park, which also doubles as the Detroit Tigers spring training home, seats 8,500 fans. It plays in the Florida State League and has been the High-A affiliate of the Tigers since 1967, one of the longest unbroken affiliate relationships currently existing. Until November 2006, the team was known as the Lakeland Tigers, with branding similar to the parent club.

The team's new name and colors pay homage to the Lakeland School of Aeronautics, later the Lodwick School of Aeronautics, which trained over 8,000 pilots between 1940 and 1945, some of whom later flew with the Flying Tigers in China during World War II.[1] The school was actually located at the current site of Joker Marchant Stadium.[2]

Current roster

Lakeland Flying Tigers roster
Players Coaches/Other
  • 12 Trevor Feeney
  • 26 Charles Furbush
  •  3 Drew Graham
  • -- Scott Green
  • 44 Rayni Guichardo
  • 49 Andrew Hess
  • 15 Matt Hoffman
  • -- Josh Kite ‡
  •  8 Chad Linder
  • 38 Miguel Mejia
  • 50 Nolan Moody
  • 14 Mark Sorensen
  • 13 Austin Wood
  • 45 Richard Zumaya
  • 21 William Alvino
  •  7 Jordan Newton
  • 34 Julio Rodriguez


  • 50 Chris Carlson
  • 20 Justin Henry
  • 39 Francisco Martinez
  • 35 Hernan Perez
  • 43 Devin Thomas
  •  1 Justin Tucker


  • 19 Jordan Cruz
  • -- Kody Kaiser
  • 45 Kyle Peter
  •  4 Joshua Workman


† Disabled list
* On Detroit Tigers 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-11-20


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