August 27, 1992 |
Mike Ilitch took over as owner of the Detroit Tigers and said his goals include signing Cecil Fielder to a long-term contract, retaining Manager Sparky Anderson and bringing back broadcaster Ernie Harwell. Ilitch, who completed his purchase of the Tigers from Thomas Mongahan, said he would take at least a year to study whether the team should rebuild Tiger Stadium or move to a new ballpark. He also said he hoped to bring back former general manager Bill Lajoie, who quit in January 1991.
August 25, 1992 |
The sale of the Detroit Tigers from Thomas Monaghan to Mike Ilitch was unanimously approved, and the formal transfer of control will take place today. Baseball owners from the American and National leagues approved the sale in a few minutes by telephone conference call. Ilitch also owns the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL and Little Caesar's Enterprises Inc., a pizza rival of Monaghan's company, Domino's Pizza Inc. The sale price was about $85 million.
August 14, 1992 |
Detroit Tiger owner Tom Monaghan made official what everyone has known for weeks: The team has been sold to Mike Ilitch, owner of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings. Major league owners are to decide next week whether to approve the Tigers' sale. Officials have indicated an owners' committee will recommend approval.