First number, last word

First number, last word

10: The number worn by Terry Collins in honor of Tigers manager Jim Leyland, his counterpart in the visitors' dugout Friday night.

• "Jim Leyland is one of the finest guys I ever have met in my life. And I owe the fact that I am sitting in this chair, in my opinion, to the guy who, for years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, liked me and kept me going.

"Jim Leyland got me to the big leagues. When I took this job and was asked what number I wanted to wear, there were about three [left] -- most of them were retired or taken. One of them was No. 10, so I said I would wear it in honor of Jim, as a thank you for helping me get here." -- Collins

Jay Greenberg is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.