Throughout Black History Month, Ilitch Companies recognizes the rich legacy of our diverse community. That’s why, throughout the month of February, Little Caesars Arena will host a mixed-media display that pays homage to the impact Black athletes have had on hockey and baseball.
The second-annual Black History Month exhibit, a joint undertaking from the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers, gives fans the chance to see a curated collection of artifacts from influential Black athletes throughout NHL and MLB history. From game-winning pucks to signed Louisville Sluggers, this display highlights the milestones of Black players throughout baseball and hockey history — both in the game and beyond.
Specific items in the display include:
- The bat used by Willie Horton in the Tigers 1968 World Series win against the St. Louis Cardinals.
- First-goal pucks of current Black Red Wings players.
- A Detroit Tigers yearbook from 1961, featuring Ozzie Virgil, Jake Wood, Billy Bruton and Bubba Morton.
- Current Detroit Red Wings player Trevor Daley’s Stanley Cup Championship rings.
The exhibit is located at the Little Caesars Arena concourse and will run during each Red Wings home game:
- Feb. 18 against the Montréal Canadiens
- Feb. 23 against the Calgary Flames
- Feb. 25 against the New Jersey Devils
- Feb. 27 against the Minnesota Wild