Jim Leyland steps down as Tigers manager

Jim Leyland steps down as Tigers manager
October 21, 2013, 10:15 am
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By Paul Roumeliotis

Jim Leyland has stepped down as manager of the Detroit Tigers.

Leyland, 68, began managing the team in 2006, the year after the White Sox won the World Series, where he won AL Manager of the Year.

Despite two pennants in 2006 and 2012, Leyland never won a World Series in Detroit. His team reached the playoffs four times including three AL Central titles.

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The Tigers made it to the ALCS this season but were eliminated by the Boston Red Sox in six games.

Leyland's record against the division-rival White Sox was 76-70 with one tie.

The now ex-Tigers skipper worked for a while in Chicago, too. Before his time in Detroit, Leyland spent four seasons as the White Sox third base coach from 1982-1985.