MIAMI (AP) — Former manager Jack McKeon is back in Miami for a weekend reunion of the Marlins' 2003 World Series championship team, joking that he's ready to mount another comeback after undergoing double-bypass heart surgery two months ago.
Thirteen of McKeon's players were introduced before Sunday's game as they celebrated the 10th anniversary of their improbable run to the title. Among those present were Juan Pierre — still active with the Marlins — and first-year Marlins manager Mike Redmond.
McKeon was 72 when he came out of retirement in May 2003 and led the Marlins' run to the World Series title. In the postseason they beat the Giants, Cubs and Yankees.