"He did a lot of [my games], I'm sure, over the years, but I always had a great relationship with him," Leyland said. "I went out and talked to him a few times. We never had any history whatsoever, I mean nothing serious. I really liked him. He always gave a good effort and was a very good umpire, but he was a great guy.
"I just really liked Wally. He was from around Youngstown [Ohio]. Well, I'm not far from there in Pittsburgh. He was just a great guy. That just breaks your heart. I was just shocked."