Posted October 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Jim Leyland
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
Jim Leyland's career in professional baseball has come full circle. The Detroit Tigers put Leyland back in the dugout six years ago after employing him as a light-hitting catcher in the minors and a manager in their farm system. It has been a win-win reunion. Leyland led the Tigers to the World Series in 2006, giving the franchise a chance to win its first title since 1984, and helped them get back to the Fall Classic this year against San Francisco. The old-school, 67-year-old manager can crack a joke one moment and turn crotchety the next. Leyland says he's old, not grumpy. --- Follow Larry Lage on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/larrylage
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