Following the passing of Detroit Tigers owner Mike Ilitch, the baseball world began an immediate outpouring of grief, condolences, and well wishes to the Ilitch family.
Agent Scott Boras, on Mike Ilitch: "In the end, what made Mike Ilitch a winner was his passion. This was something very close to his heart."
— anthony fenech (@anthonyfenech) February 11, 2017
— Red Sox (@RedSox) February 11, 2017
Sad to hear the news about Mr. I. I'm glad I got to meet him and be able to play for his team. #RIP
— Jordan Zimmermann (@JZimmermann27) February 11, 2017
Heartbroken hearing of Mr I's passing. He was a family man. A self made man. A giving man. An icon for our city and nation. #RIPMrIllitch
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) February 11, 2017
Saddened to hear of Mr. Ilitch passing. He was a remarkable human and a champion for the city of Detroit. I am honored to play for his team.
— James McCann (@JamesMcCann34) February 10, 2017
The Mud Hens are saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Ilitch, and we'd like to extended our deepest condolences to the city of Detroit.
— Toledo Mud Hens (@MudHens) February 11, 2017
Mike Ilitch influenced a city’s sports culture — and the city itself — to a degree rarely (if ever) seen before in American history. @MLB
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 11, 2017
RIP Mr I. Ive not been n ur organization long but I knew it was one I wanted to be a part of. We will rejoice in all u have done for Detroit
— Daniel Norris (@DanielNorris18) February 11, 2017
— J.D. Martinez (@JDMartinez14) February 11, 2017
— Gerald L Laird lll (@laird_lll) February 11, 2017
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) February 11, 2017
Our thoughts are with the Ilitch and Tiger families tonight. https://t.co/PXR4KxtfpI
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) February 11, 2017
Leyland on Ilitch: "He was a proud man, and he was so proud of Detroit, and I think that's what sticks out in my mind. That was his baby."
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) February 11, 2017