Detroit Tigers to sport "Mr. I" patch in honor of Mike Ilitch

Posted at 9:21 AM, Feb 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 11:40:00-05

The Detroit Tigers will be honoring city champion Mike Ilitch when they hit the field this season. 

The team revealed a new "Mr. I" patch that the players will be wearing on their jerseys to celebrate his legacy. 

Ilitch passed away February 10 at the age of 87. 


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Earlier this month, the Detroit Red Wings revealed a similar patch for their uniforms.