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Shirtless Tigers fan becomes social media sensation

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A Comerica Park bleacher creature turns into a viral sensation and all he had to do was take in a ball game - topless.

“I never expected this,” Sam Vosburgh said.

You may have seen the 60-year-old’s glorious gut pop up on Twitter in an image that's been shared thousands of times.

He made himself at home for the Tigers homestand by going shirtless for a first pitch temperature of 36 degrees.

The Battle Creek man said he was shocked to learn of his new-found fame because the sports super fan goes to games topless all time.

“I just went to watch the ballgame with my grandkids and my son-in-law and all the sudden all this. It's overwhelming, it's beyond,” Vosburgh said.

Vosburgh said he rarely wears a shirt because he “runs hot,” but his 15 seconds of fame has also earned him the nickname “Chewbacca.”

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