Simmons, 60, was born in Detroit, and grew up a Tigers fan.
In 1999 Simmons played make believe Tiger manager Frank Perry in For Love of the Game alongside fellow baseball fan Kevin Costner.
Simmons won the Best Actor Oscar this year for his portrayal of music teacher Terence Fletcher in the movie Whiplash.
My favorite Simmons role is that of former psychiatrist Dr. Emil Skoda on Law & Order.
Opening Day, my beloved Tigers, and Dr. Skoda....PLAY BALL!