Sports fans gathered at the Max M. Fisher Music Center on Friday night to welcome the Class of 2017 to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, which included Mitch Albom, former Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, Oakland University football coach Greg Kampe, University of Michigan Fab Fiver Jalen Rose, former University of Michigan and Detroit Lion player Jon Jansen, and former MSU and NFL player Andre Rison. (Dennis Rodman and Dean Look were also Class of 2017 but could not attend due to scheduling conflicts).
Albom told the Free Press, for whom he has written for more than 30 years: “This is a huge honor for me, one that’s very humbling. When I came to start my column-writing career in Michigan, I was a stranger. To wind up in in its Hall of Fame 32 years later means an awful lot…Tthis honor would never have happened without the editors and colleagues who supported me and whom I share this with.”
The Mitch Albom Show broadcast live from the ceremony.
— Tyler Clifford (@_TylerTheTyler_) September 15, 2017