MIAMI, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Jack McKeon will return as manager of the world champion Florida Marlins in 2004.
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria made the announcement Tuesday during the team's victory parade and celebration. Florida beat the New York Yankees in six games in the World Series.
"The good news is Jack is coming back," Loria said after hoisting the World Series trophy.
Financial terms of the 2004 contract for the 72-year-old McKeon were not disclosed.
He took over when Jeff Torborg was fired in May and led the Marlins to a 75-49 record the rest of the way. The team had baseball's best record over the last four months and secured a wild card berth.
The Marlins beat San Francisco in the National League Division Series, and rallied from a three games to one deficit to beat the Chicago Cubs in the NL Championship Series, winning the last two games at Wrigley Field.
The Marlins celebrated with parades and throngs of supporters in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.