There's a mark in the manager's office in the clubhouse there to denote his presence back then. It's a Ty Cobb picture with a tear at the bottom that has been taped up. The wound, and the tape that holds it together, dates to Leyland in 1976.
"[That] was the year I spiked Ty Cobb," Leyland said. "The picture's still there with the Scotch tape still on it. That's hard to believe that it's still there."
Leyland remembers how he did it, too.
"I was ticked off after a game and I threw my spike," Leyland said. "And it flew and got the Ty Cobb picture and sliced him up a little bit. ... It wasn't the smartest thing to do."