Jim Leyland To Step Down As Tigers Manager

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Tiger’s skipper Jim Leyland will not be back at Comerica Park in 2014, says Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports via Twitter.

The 68-year old longtime manager informed his players as well as the team following their Game 6 loss in the ALCS to the Boston Redsox that he intends to step down and that it was time for someone younger to take the reins.

A press conference has been called by the Tigers to announce Leyland’s resignation, scheduled for 11:30 Eastern Time.

Leyland, who managed the Pirates, Marlins, Rockies in addition to the Tigers, was at the helm for Florida’s first World Series title in 1997 and has amassed 1769 wins over his 22-year managerial career, ranking 15th all-time.

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