On the eve of 50, Hinch reflects on life, baseball before his 50th birthday Amazing saying…

Tigers manager A.J. Hinch turns 50 years old on Wednesday. He has had great and bad moments during his half-century, from being the winningest manager in Astros history to being suspended for the 2020 season for his involvement in the 2017 sign-stealing scandal.

Now at the helm in Detroit, Hinch said the rebuilding is over and the Tigers are thinking about the postseason this year. MLB.com caught up with the Tigers skipper for a sit-down interview at Yankee Stadium and talked about turning 50 and what he hopes to accomplish during the next 50 years. Two things are obvious: He loves his family and baseball.

MLB.com: On May 15, you will turn 50 years old. Can you believe how much time has flown?

Hinch: No, because I feel like it was yesterday where I looked at coaches and managers [as a player], and they would be in their 50s and 60s and I’m like, ‘Man, those guys are old.’ Now I’m one of those guys. Time flies, and I’ve been very fortunate to be in the game the majority of my life, and it’s a fun journey that continues.