It’s been more than a year since Houston Astros owner Jim Crane fired manager A.J. Hinch following the fallout of the Astros sign-stealing scandal. But that didn’t stop Astros fans giving him a warm welcome in his first visit back to Houston since the scandal.

Hinch, now the manager of the Detroit Tigers, returned to Houston on Monday to face his former club. The fans gave him a huge cheer when he was introduced prior to the start of the game. Astros players also came out to greet Hinch.

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