"Those guys were the group I remember him saying, these guys are coming and I just give him a lot of credit for seeing that and changing the whole attitude," Mattingly said. "The guys he brought in, he brought in attitude guys, we brought in Spike Owen, guys you wouldn't think about. Guys who played the game right: Mike Gallego. Then we get [Paul] O'Neill, then [Wade Boggs] and Jim Abbott, and then 'Black' Jack McDowell, guys who went about it the right way and he changed the whole attitude. That's where we were at the whole time. We needed attitude. The whole tone changed around our club and he did that."