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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