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Encyclopedia > PASS Sports
PASS
Type regional sports network
Country  United States
Availability    Michigan
Owner Post-Newsweek Stations (1992-1997)
Tom Monaghan (1984-1992)

Pro Am Sports System, better known as PASS Sports, was a regional sports network that lasted from 1984-1997. It covered Detroit sports. A Regional Sports Network, or RSN, is a cable television station that presents sports programming to a local market. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) is an American media company, best known for owning the newspaper it is named after, The Washington Post, and Newsweek magazine. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A Regional Sports Network, or RSN, is a cable television station that presents sports programming to a local market. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1984. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1997. ... Detroit, Michigan, is the home to six professional sports teams. ...

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History

Pro Am Sports System was started by Tom Monaghan in 1984 who at the time also owned the Detroit Tigers. In 1992, Monaghan sold the Tigers to Mike Ilitch and PASS was sold to Post-Newsweek Stations and merged with the Post's Detroit television station WDIV(Detroit's NBC affiliate). This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Bennett Park (1894-1911) Major league titles World Series titles (4) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1935 AL Pennants (10) 2006 â€¢ 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 1940... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Mike and Marian Ilitch founded Little Caesars Pizza in 1959. ... The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) is an American media company, best known for owning the newspaper it is named after, The Washington Post, and Newsweek magazine. ... WDIV (Local 4) is the NBC television station based in Detroit, Michigan. ...


Following the purchase, PASS moved its studios and offices from Ann Arbor, MI to WDIV's in Detroit. PASS became available on basic cable, (under Monaghan it was a premium cable network). Post-Newsweek made the station 24-hours, (under Monaghan it only airing in the evening and on weekends). Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


Competion with Fox Sports

FSN Detroit was launched as a competitor to PASS. After a surprise bid in 1996 to pick up the rights to the Detroit Pistons, FSN Detroit began planning to launch their network two years later. The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ...


When Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers rights were up for bid, FSN Detroit decided to accelerate to launch date by bidding and winning the rights to the Red Wings beginning with the 1997-98 season and the Tigers beginning in 1998. The Washington Post Company, the parent company of Post-Newsweek Stations sold the remaining year (1998) of the Tigers, Pistons contracts and the contract of broadcaster John Keating to FSN Detroit. The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Bennett Park (1894-1911) Major league titles World Series titles (4) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1935 AL Pennants (10) 2006 â€¢ 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 1940... The Washington Post Company is an American media company, best known for owning the newspaper it is named after, The Washington Post, and Newsweek magazine. ... The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) is an American media company, best known for owning the newspaper it is named after, The Washington Post, and Newsweek magazine. ...


Personalities

William Ashley Freehan (born November 29, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played his 15_year career with the Detroit Tigers (1961, 1963-76). ... Ernie Harwell William Earnest Ernie Harwell (born January 25, 1918 in Washington, Georgia) is a former American sportscaster, known for his long career calling play-by-play of Major League Baseball games. ... John Keating is a Fox Sports Net sportcaster. ... Gregory (Greg) Kelser (born September 17, 1957, in Panama City, Florida) is an African-American broadcaster for the National Basketball Associations Detroit Pistons. ... Fred McLeod joined FSN Ohio prior to the 2006-07 NBA season as the play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers. ... Jim Northrup (November 24, 1939), born James Thomas Northrup in Breckenridge, Michigan, is a former Major League Baseball center fielder/right fielder and left-handed batter who played for the Detroit Tigers (1964-1974), Montreal Expos (1974) and Baltimore Orioles (1974-75). ... Jim Price can refer to: Jim Price, an American basketball player Jim Price, an American baseball player Jim Price, an American football player Jim Price, a trumpet player This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Mickey Redmond (born December 27, 1947, in Kirkland Lake, Ontario) is a former hockey player. ... Dave Strader is a veteran NHL broadcaster who joined FSN Florida and the Florida Panthers as the play-by-play voice beginning with the 2005-06 NHL season. ... Peter Kelly Tripucka (born February 16, 1959 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey) was a National Basketball Association player for the Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz, and Charlotte Hornets from 1981 to 1991. ...

Trivia

  • Many people believe that PASS became FSN Detroit, when infact the 2 networks were on at the same time for a brief period.

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