41 Years On, Tigers’ Clubhouse Manager Readies Spring Training

Jim Schmakel As he prepared for the 1,167-mile trek of equipment from Comerica Park in Detroit to Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium for Spring Training, Tigers Clubhouse ManagerJim Schmakel reflects on the changes he’s seen over 41 years with the team. The first of two trucks arrives in Lakeland on Wednesday. Pitchers and catchers work out for the first time Feb. 13, and the full team joins them Feb. 18.