DETROIT -- Not long ago, Quintin Berry almost gave up on baseball and searched for a "real job."
Instead, he stuck with his dream and is headed to the World Series with the Detroit Tigers.
"I'm just trying to take this in," Berry said. "It is all a little hard for me to believe."
This past offseason, Berry was released by his fourth team in six years, leading him to wonder whether it was time to find a new career.
But Tigers assistant general manager Al Avila knew about Berry because some of the team's scouts had recommended him for organizational depth.
"Al worked extremely hard in getting him on board because we wanted to add speed in the organization, because we just didnt have a lot of speed," Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski said of Berry. "He was at the top of our list of trying to get to sign.
"He was coming out of Double-A last year, so you have to tip your cap to the guys that recommended him, too."
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