Tigers To Honor Late Owner By Cutting His Name Into Their Outfield Grass
The 87-year old owner of the Detroit Tigers, Mike Ilitch passed away in February, but his legacy will live on, not only on the Tigers uniform sleeves, but in their outfield grass.
On Opening Day Friday, the Detroit Tigers will unveil their latest tribute to Ilitch, his nickname 'Mr. I,' cut into the outfield grass at Comerica Park.
will be wearing a patch that also says 'Mr. I' similar patch on their jerseys.