Leyland to be part of Tigertown reunion
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Jim Leyland was known to be a crooner around the clubhouse during his playing days, and he'll still hum a tune or two. This weekend, he'll be singing in public to some of the former Tigers who used to be his teammates, as more than 100 players who called Tigertown home at one point or another return to honor the place.
Former Detroit player John Young is organizing a reunion of former Tigers who have come through Tigertown over the years. He said 121 players have committed to attending the reunion this weekend in Lakeland, Fla., returning to a complex that stands as the longest-running current home for a Major League team.
Among the events will be a baseball clinic with Lakeland area youth on Saturday in Lakeland's Central Park, a musical performance from former Tiger Bill Slayback on Saturday night, and Leyland on Sunday.