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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 Jim 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

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.
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

2005 60 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Leyland returned to the franchise with which he spent the first 18 years of his professional baseball career, managing in the AL for the first time.
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
2007 62 Years Old On October 2, 2007, the Tigers extended Leyland's contract through the 2009 season.
2008 63 Years Old Despite a disappointing 2008 season, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski announced on September 24, 2008, that Leyland would be back for the 2009 season.
2009 64 Years Old On June 19, 2009, the Tigers extended Leyland's contract through the 2011 season.
2011 66 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 8, 2011, the Tigers extended Leyland's contract through the 2012 season.
On May 1, 2012, Leyland gained his 1,600th victory as a major league manager, passing Tommy Lasorda on the all-time wins list.
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