Tigers manager Jim Leyland steps down - WNEM TV 5

Tigers manager Jim Leyland steps down

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TV5 has learned that Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland has announced that he will be stepping down as the team's skipper.

Leyland, 68, made the announcement Monday morning. Leyland told the team he'd be stepping down after the Tiger's loss to Boston in Game 6 of the ALCS.

Leyland has been Tiger manager since 2006, taking over for Alan Trammell. Leyland has led Detroit to two Worlds Series appearances and four American League Championship Series appearances, including the last three.

He is a three-time Manager of the Year winner, twice in the NL with Pittsburgh in 1990 and 1992 and with Detroit in 2006.

His career win-loss record is 1,757-1,711. In eight seasons with Detroit, his overall record is 700-597.

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