Found December 26, 2011 on
PLAYERS: Jim Leyland
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
When manager Jim Leyland used to talk about the Twins and how they ruled the American League Central year after year, he pointed out that at one time, they had the reigning batting champ, the AL's Cy Young Award winner and the league Most Valuable Player. It was the Tigers' turn to boast that in 2011.

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