On February 10th, news broke that Mike Ilitch had passed away at the age of 87. Mr. Ilitch was not only loyal to his teams, but he was loyal to the city of Detroit. Thanks to Mr. I., the Detroit Red Wings won four Stanley Cups and the Detroit Tigers made two World Series appearances.

In honor of his legacy, let’s take a look at the Top 9 times Mike Ilitch brought joy to the fans of Detroit.

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