Found October 02, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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He may look gruff and crusty and old-school, but for the second year in a row, Jim Leyland teared up while his players celebrated a division-clinching victory. Leyland found out Monday night after Detroit's 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals that he's just the second Tigers manager to take his team to postseason play three times. The other was Hughie Jennings in the early part of the last century. Like all managers, Leyland feels he's been criticized more than he should. A team he said he felt in the spring would win 90-95 games stood at 87 victories after clinching the AL Central crown. "In this business, you gotta be able to take some hits," he said. "Some justified, some not. But I'm a tough old bird, and I can take some hits. "We lost some games and we probably underachieved until (Monday night). Now we've achieved. We don't have to listen to the underachieving anymore. We got the postseason. Now it's a crapshoot." ...
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