Tigers and Make-A-Wish surprise 18-year-old with trip to MLB All-Star Game

Posted at 11:58 PM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-22 08:39:34-04

The Tigers made a dream come true for an 18-year-old from Hartland on Friday night.

Kyle Van Houten has been to all 30 MLB parks. His wish is to attend the All-Star Game. Van Houten has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which causes progressive weakening of the muscles. 

Through Make-A-Wish and the Tigers, Michael Fulmer surprised Van Houten before Friday night's game. The teen threw the first pitch to Fulmer, and the Tigers pitcher took a microphone to announce to the Comerica Park crowd he had a message for Van Houten.

A group of former All-Stars joined Fulmer on the field, and approached Van Houten with a giant ticket to the 2018 All-Star Game and a giant plane ticket to Washington, D.C. 

Victor Martinez, Jordan Zimmermann, Francisco Liriano, Jose Iglesias helped make Van Houten's wish become a reality.

Watch the moments unfold in the video below or by clicking here.