Former Detroit Tigers catcher and broadcaster Jim Price passed away on Monday at the age of 81, leaving a gap in the hearts and minds of everyone both in baseball and in his personal life who knew him well.
The Tigers announced the passing in a social media post
Fans everywhere were informed of the unfortunate news earlier today when the Tigers announced on their social media profile of Price's passing. Immediately afterward, tributes began pouring in not only from the fans but from the Ilitch Family.
Price was honored with a special tribute video
Ahead of tonight's game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park, both teams held a moment of silence in Price's memory. Additionally, the Tigers played the following touching tribute video on the scoreboard in left field:
- Former Detroit Tigers catcher and broadcaster Jim Price passed away at 81 years of age
- Both the Tigers and Minnesota Twins held a moment of silence in his memory
- A special video tribute was played at Comerica Park
Bottom Line: We'll miss Jim Price
Any untimely passing is a tragedy, especially for the family and friends that they leave behind.
But in the case of Price, he leaves behind a lifetime of memories as a World Series champion and a beloved broadcaster and member of the metro-Detroit community.