Leyland's career has come full circle with Tigers

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 27, 2012
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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