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MLB – The Skipper – Jim Leyland Retires From The Detroit Tigers

Posted on October 22, 2013 in Professional Sports News.

The search is on for the next manager of the Tigers, after skipper Jim Leyland stepped down after eight years with Detroit.

In a press conference yesterday, Leyland said he told his wife, team president and general manager Dave Dombrowski, and bench coach Gene Lamont and of his decision in early September.

He did not tell his players until after they were eliminated by Boston from the American League Championship Series over the weekend.

He will remain within the organization in a yet to be determined position.

The 68-year-old led Detroit to its third consecutive AL Central title this year, and guided the Tigers to the World Series in 2006 and 2012.



By:  Mike Plourde     –     for Great Lakes Radio Sports



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