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.
October 30, 2012 |
Jim Leyland has decided to manage the Detroit Tigers for at least one more season. He has signed a one-year contract for 2013, the organization announced Tuesday morning. That's great news for the team he led to the World Series this year and two American League pennants in his seven seasons with the club. “Jim is as fine a manager as there is in baseball, he has done a fantastic job for the organization, and we are thrilled to have him back managing the Tigers in 2013,” Tigers president and General Manager Dave Dombrowski said in a statement.
June 12, 1992 |
John Ziegler's tenure as NHL president began in 1977 with cantankerous Harold Ballard mocking him, in public, as an "office clerk" and a "know-nothing shrimp." Such comments by the late owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs became much of the soundtrack for Ziegler's tumultuous 15-year reign as the league's president. Ziegler, 58, is expected to announce today that he will resign on Sept. 30.