Jim Leyland cries, does awesome dance during celebration (Video)
Jim Leyland gave us a few memorable moments on Wednesday after his Detroit Tigers topped the Minnesota Twins 1-0 to clinch the AL Central for the third straight year.
Leyland began crying during an interview with FOX Sports Detroit, and he profusely thanked the fans for their support. As he was breaking down, veteran outfielder Torii Hunter, who is in his first season with the team, busted in to hug the manager. Hunter picked up Leyland and carried him into the main locker area to celebrate with the team. That’s when Leyland busted out a dance for the ages.
Jimmy Leyland began moonwalking and breaking out the finger guns. It was priceless. GIF below:
Max Scherzer went seven scoreless for the win in the 1-0 game, making him an incredible 21-3 on the season. Scherzer then celebrated with his custom dual-colored goggles, which match his off-colored eyes:
— Tom Leyden (@TomLeyden) September 26, 2013
Yes, Scherzer has heterochromia iridum, and his right eye is blue while his left is brown.
The Tigers are now 93-66 and can post their most victories in a season since 1987 if they win their final three games. They’re looking for their first World Series title since 1984.