Cameron Maybin has always viewed himself as a center fielder. That will change this season as an Angel. He also viewed himself as the center of the Detroit Tigers’ clubhouse in 2016, and that, he said, will not change on his new team. “I was, like, the heartbeat to that locker room last year,”...
If you only went by what you read in the Detroit papers this week, you’d think Mike Ilitch—the pizza baron and owner of the Detroit Red Wings and Tigers who died last week at the age of 87—was a god incarnate. And for the last three decades, if you’d asked anyone in Michigan, you’d have gotten the sense he was revered… Read more...
Those who knew Mike Ilitch, the Little Caesars founder and Detroit Tigers owner who died last Friday, have spent the past few days fondly remembering his impact on friends, on Detroit residents, and on the sports community. Ilitch also had an impact on the daily life of one of the most iconic figures from the civil rights movement. Show More Summary
Mike Ilitch may have been best known as the founder of pizza chain Little Caesars; he was also the owner of the Detroit Tigers MLB and Red Wings NHL teams, as well as the unlikely benefactor of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. Parks was...Show More Summary
Mike Ilitch, who founded Little Caesars and who owned the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers, died on Friday at the age of 87. Now, as Detroit marks the loss of the pizza magnate, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has shared the story of how Ilitch paid Rosa Parks' rent for over a decade. Show More Summary
Billionaire businessman Mike Ilitch, who founded the Little Caesars pizza empire before buying the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, and won praise for keeping the professional sports teams in the city as others relocated to new suburban stadiums, has died. He was 87. His family released a statement...
In Saturday’s Say Hey, Baseball, we reflect on the passing of Tigers owner Mike Ilitch, consider the future of the Marlins, and meet another former NFLer trying to make it in baseball. Mike Ilitch, owner of the Detroit Tigers, has passed away at age 87. Show More Summary
The lifelong Detroiter opened his first store with his wife, Marian, in the Detroit suburb of Garden City in 1959. Today its parent company says it's the world's largest carryout pizza chain.
The Little Caesars founder also owned the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers. He was a giant in Detroit, where his company is transforming dozens of blocks of vacant land into a vibrant sports and entertainment district.
RIP Mike Ilitch.
Mike Ilitch, the owner of the Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Red Wings, died Friday at the age of 87. A family spokesman said that Ilitch died while in the hospital, per the AP. Ilitch, who founded the Little Caesars pizza chain in 1959, bought the NHL’s Red Wings in 1982 and presided over four […]
(Reuters) - American entrepreneur Mike Ilitch, owner of the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings, died on Friday at the age of 87, his company announced in a statement. Ilitch, a first generation American of Macedonian descent who founded international...Show More Summary
Mike Ilitch, owner of the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings and founder of Little Caesars, died at the age of 87.
Ilitch bought the Red Wings in 1982 and Tigers in 1992
The Detroit native turned the Red Wings into the NHL’s gold standard. Mike Ilitch, of the most famous Detroit natives of all time and owner of two of the city’s most iconic teams, passed away on Friday. Ilitch rose from humble beginnings...Show More Summary
Mr. Ilitch, who founded the Little Caesars pizza chain in 1959, went on to purchase the Detroit Red Wings of the N.H.L. and the Detroit Tigers of M.L.B.
Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch died this afternoon. He was 87 years old. Read more...
Ilitch, who founded Little Caesars, owned the Red Wings since 1982 and Tigers since 1992.
Mike Ilitch, founder of the Little Caesars Pizza empire and owner of the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, has died. He was 87. Ilitch, who was praised for keeping his professional hockey and baseball teams in Detroit as other urban sports franchises relocated to new suburban stadiums,...
Detroit Tigers owner Mike Ilitch -- who also founded Little Caesars Pizza -- has died at 87... his family confirmed. Ilitch was worth a fortune -- reportedly more than $6 BILLION -- he also owned the Detroit Red Wings... who won 4 Stanley Cups…