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Jim Leyland celebrated Motown Night with a nifty moonwalk

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Motown was a revolutionary record label in Detroit famous for its development of countless soul legends and chart-topping hits. With a stable of artists including The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5 and a famed group of studio musicians dubbed "The Funk Brothers," the label's trademark "Motown sound" remains a popular and familiar cultural touchstone.

On Saturday, the Tigers held Motown Night to celebrate the legacy of that famous Detroit institution. As part of the pregame ceremony, the team played a video of Marvin Gaye's performance of the national anthem from the 1968 World Series.

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And, of course, no celebration of Motown would be truly complete without some Michael Jackson impersonators:

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Lots of Michael Jackson impersonators:

Jackson

Even manager Jim Leyland had to join the fun:

Leyland

Fun fact: Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. isn't the only musician in his family. You might be familiar with his son Stefan and grandson Skyler -- probably not by that name, however:


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