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Rainbow appears during Tigers’ tribute to Aretha Franklin

The Detroit Tigers honored the memory of the late Aretha Franklin on Tuesday before facing the Chicago Cubs at Comerica Park.

During the moment of silence to honor Franklin’s passing last Thursday at the age of 76, a rainbow appeared above the ballpark in the city the Queen of Soul called home.

Tuesday’s game marked the first time the Tigers played in Detroit since Franklin’s passing. However, the team previously did take note of the beloved local icon’s death.

The Tigers also honored Franklin with tributes to her songs in the team’s game notes for an Aug. 16 showdown with the Minnesota Twins.

The Tigers were joined by other local pro sports teams in mourning the death of Franklin and honoring her remarkable legacy.

The Lions tweeted out an image of Franklin from her memorable performance of the national anthem during the team’s Thanksgiving game against the Minnesota Vikings in 2016.

Little Caesars Arena, home to the NBA’s Pistons and NHL’s Red Wings, also took to Twitter to honor Franklin.

The Pistons also posted video of Franklin performing the anthem ahead of Game 5 of the 2004 NBA Finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

It goes without saying that when it comes to Detroit’s teams, Aretha Franklin may be gone but she’s certainly not forgotten.