“I can’t tell you how happy I am. This was a dream for me to manage the Tigers someday. It took me a long time and to be involved with this I’m very thankful to God for all the blessings and the opportunity to manage this team and return to this organization.”
-Tiger Manager Jim Leyland in Party Time in the Freep
“When you’ve lived through the World Series here in Detroit, and the earlier pennant races, and you’ve seen how bad the Tigers were for so many years afterward, you realize just how much Tigers baseball means to this city, and to the whole surrounding area.”
-Bill MacAdam, president of the Detroit Baseball Society from Dream team ends 19 year drought in the Detroit News.