Monday, October 10, 2005
Mike Illitch Buys Detroit Tigers
Illitch hasn't exactly won himself a lot of support in
The reason this story caught my eye, however, was the nature of the sale. Illitch, as you may or may not know, made his fortune through the Little Caesar's pizza chain. His pizza money was used to buy the team from Tom Monaghan. Monaghan, who had bought the team in 1983, made his fortune from the Dominos pizza chain. I'll resist some joke here about how for the last two decades the Tigers owners have always had a lot of dough, but I'm guessing the Tigers are the first team to ever have a pizza magnate ownership dynasty.