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mike ilitch, owner of tigers, red wings, dead at 87

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mike ilitch, owner of tigers, red wings, dead at 87

detroit — detroit red wings and detroit tigers owner mike ilitch, who founded the little caesars pizza empire, has died. he was 87.

family spokesman doug kuiper says ilitch died friday at a hospital.

ilitch and his wife opened their first little caesars restaurant in suburban detroit in 1959, and the business eventually grew into the world’s largest carry-out pizza chain.

ilitch paid a reported $8 million for the detroit red wings 1982, and the team won at least four championships under his ownership.

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a decade later, ilitch paid $85 million for the detroit tigers and began pumping money into player salaries. the tigers a nced to the world series in 2006, but lost to the st. louis cardinals.

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