On Friday, prior to the Detroit Tigers first Grapefruit League matchup of Spring Training, the team took the field and honored Mike Ilitch by raising a “Mr. I” flag at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, FL.
He made a positive impact in the world of sports, in business and in the community. pic.twitter.com/LkpxU11WD0
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) February 24, 2017
The team also honored Ilitch by revealing a “Mr. I” insignia near the on-deck circle.
Tigers players unveil insignia on field near on-deck circle honoring Mike Ilitch. pic.twitter.com/WR5OYgRiQL
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) February 24, 2017
Earlier on Friday, the Tigers tweeted out a photo of the “Mr. I” patches they will wear on their jerseys.