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Jim Leyland

Baseball Manager
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Born Dec 15, 1944

James Richard "Jim" Leyland is a Major League Baseball manager, currently with the Detroit Tigers. He led the Florida Marlins to a World Series championship in 1997, and previously won three straight division titles with the Pittsburgh Pirates. With the Tigers' victory in the 2006 American League Championship Series, Leyland became the seventh manager in history to win pennants in both the National and American Leagues.… Read More

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Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jim Leyland.

CHILDHOOD

1944 Birth Born on December 15, 1944.

TEENAGE

1963 18 Years Old Leyland began his baseball career with the Tigers when they signed him as a catcher on September 21, 1963.

TWENTIES

1970 25 Years Old He spent seven seasons as a minor leaguer in the Tigers organization (1964–1970), but mainly served as a coach with the Montgomery Rebels in 1970 while playing in just two games for the team. … Read More
1972 27 Years Old In 1972, Leyland became a minor league manager in the Tigers organization; beginning with the Clinton Pilots of the Midwest League; from 1979–1981, he was the manager of the Evansville Triplets winning two divisions (1979, 1981) in the American Association.

THIRTIES

1982 37 Years Old Leyland left the Tigers organization for the first time in 1982 when he became Tony La Russa's third base coach for four seasons (1982–85) with the Chicago White Sox, including the team's 1983 AL West division title, before being named the 33rd manager in Pittsburgh Pirates history on November 20, 1985.

FORTIES

1986 41 Years Old Leyland was the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1986 to 1996.
1990 45 Years Old He won two Manager of the Year trophies with the Pirates in 1990 and 1992, and finished as runner-up in 1988 and 1991. … Read More

FIFTIES

1997 52 Years Old 1 More Event
He led the Florida Marlins to a World Series championship in 1997, and previously won three straight division titles (1990, 1991, and 1992) with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
1998 53 Years Old Leyland indeed remained as the manager, but resigned after the 1998 season, when the Marlins went 54–108. … Read More
1999 54 Years Old 1 More Event
Leyland was subsequently hired by the Colorado Rockies for the 1999 season, walking away from the final two years of his contract.

LATE ADULTHOOD

With the Tigers victory in the 2006 American League Championship Series, Leyland became the seventh manager in history to win pennants in both the National and American Leagues. … Read More
2011 66 Years Old In 2011, Leyland led the Tigers to another 95–67 regular season record, winning the American League Central Division. … Read More
2012 67 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 1, 2012, Leyland gained his 1,600th victory as a major league manager, passing Tommy Lasorda on the all-time wins list.
2013 68 Years Old 1 More Event
On September 25, 2013, Leyland won his 700th game with the Tigers. … Read More
2016 71 Years Old On April 15, 2016, Leyland was named the manager of Team USA at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. … Read More
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