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Tigers Honor Former Manager Jim Leyland

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DETROIT – Detroit-based photographer Lisa Luevanos is a Detroit Tigers fan. On Saturday, May 10, prior to the Tigers 9-3 win over the Minnesota Twins, the Tigers honored their former manager, Jim Leyland in a special pre-game, on-field ceremony at Comerica Park.

Here’s MLB.com recap:

On Saturday, Leyland returned to the ballpark as the guest of honor of a pregame ceremony. He again made the walk he made so many times out to the mound — only this time, it wasn’t to remove a pitcher from the game but to throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

Leyland received a loud standing ovation as he strode out to throw his pitch to bench coach Gene Lamont, whom Leyland worked with for decades.

“I didn’t really want all this hoopla, to be honest with you,” Leyland said before the ceremony. “I certainly didn’t ask for anything like this, but it certainly means a lot to me that the Tigers thought enough of me to bring me back.”

Before Leyland delivered his remarks, a video tribute to him was played on the scoreboard. Though all of the festivities might have been more than Leyland bargained for when he stepped away from the job less than seven months ago, there were benefits to returning.

“It gives me a chance to say ‘Thank you’ to the fans,” Leyland said. “Everything happened so fast last year that I didn’t get a chance to thank them, so I’m going to briefly do that today.”

Image Credit: Lisa Luevanos

Image Credit: Lisa Luevanos

Image Credit: Lisa Luevanos

Image Credit: Lisa Luevanos

Image Credit: Lisa Luevanos

Image Credit: Lisa Luevanos

Image Credit: Lisa Luevanos

Image Credit: Lisa Luevanos

Image Credit: Lisa Luevanos

Image Credit: Lisa Luevanos

Image Credit: Lisa Luevanos

Image Credit: Lisa Luevanos

Image Credit: Lisa Luevanos

Image Credit: Lisa Luevanos

About Lisa Luevanos

Born and raised in Southwest Detroit, Lisa was introduced to the art of the photography by her mother, Mary Puente Luevanos, a noted artist in her own right. Over time Lisa’s interest grew from curiosity to passion as she learned to manipulate light and images in the small darkroom housed in the basement of the Luevanos home.

Lisa Luevanos captures the history, culture, and daily interactions of the beautiful and diverse communities of Metropolitan Detroit in vivid, provocative images. Her photography has been exhibited at galleries, festivals and art shows throughout the state of Michigan, and has appeared in a variety of magazines, newspapers, websites and other publications.

For more information, go to LisaLuevanos.com.

About Lisa Luevanos

Born and raised in Southwest Detroit, Lisa was introduced to the art of the photography by her mother. Over time, Lisa’s interest grew from curiosity to passion as she learned to manipulate light and images in the small darkroom housed in the basement of the Luevanos home. For more information, go to LisaLuevanos.com.

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