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Jim Leyland's managing career is over after leading USA to WBC title

Veteran manager Jim Leyland steps away for good after capping his career with WBC win                

With Team USA's victory, World Baseball Classic (finally) lived up to its potential

When the World Baseball Classic was set to take off nearly 20 days ago, the anticipation for the event was a mixture of genuine baseball intrigue, along with trepidation about the tournament’s future, as well as its viability. Now, as the fourth entry of the WBC has come to a more intriguing and exciting conclusion than most anyone could have anticipated, the questions now don’t...
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Adam Jones, Giancarlo Stanton create indelible memories at World Baseball Classic

SAN DIEGO – If there was no such thing as Team USA lore in the World Baseball Classic before, there is now. Or at least, there should be.Center fielder Adam Jones’ catch Saturday was the stuff of legend, the kind of play that, had it happened in the World Series, would be celebrated for generations. Giancarlo Stanton’s home run, while not as shocking, was also memorable - your...
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8 days ago

Dominican Republic and its fans electrify World Baseball Classic

 SANTO DOMINGO NORTH – That’s what this was, the capital of the Dominican Republic relocated to Miami, the closest major city in the United States.The crowd of 37,446 – the largest for baseball in the five-year history of Marlins Park – seemed at least 80 percent Dominican and sounded 180 percent that way.The good news for Team USA – and yes, there was good news Saturday...
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15 days ago

Ex-Tigers manager Jim Leyland ‘crushed’ by Ilitich’s death

The words of former Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland show just how many Detroit sports fans feel about the death of Mike Ilitch.Ilitch, the Little Caesars Pizza co-founder and owner of the Red Wings and Tigers, died on Friday at the age of 87. The Wings were a power under his watch, winning four Stanley Cups, while his spending helped turn the Tigers into a contender from a laughingstock...
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February 10, 2017  |  Discuss

MLB Network Presents Jim Leyland: A Life in Baseball review

The latest installment of the MLB Network Presents series is another film that focuses on a person that has spent most of his life in baseball with a variety of organizations, and this edition focuses on recently-retired former Pirates and Tigers (among others) manager Jim Leyland. The film featured archival behind the scenes footage along with a plethora of interviews, including...
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January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Jim Leyland to manage US team at 2017 World Baseball Classic

After retiring as manager of the Detroit Tigers in 2013, it looked like Jim Leyland was going to leave his managerial career behind for good and ride into the sunset. Leyland was 69 when he said goodbye to the dugout. But the allure of managing his country seems to be a strong one. BREAKING: Jim Leyland will manage @USABaseball in 2017 @WBCBaseball tournament. Tune into @MLBNetwork...
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April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Leyland clearly enjoying retirement, takes first selfie, does karaoke (pic/vid)

Jim Leyland, up until his resignation as manager of the Detroit Tigers on Oct. 21, 2013, has been involved in professional baseball in some way, shape or form, since the early 1960s. Sure, the Tigers gave him the token title of special assistant last winter, but that is more an honorary position than one that...Read More The post Jim Leyland clearly enjoying retirement, takes first...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kornacki: Give it up for Leyland

DETROIT -- When Jim Leyland throws out the first pitch before Saturday's game against the Minnesota Twins, I hope he gets a standing ovation. That will get to him, and Leyland will have to step off the rubber to wipe tears from his eyes. It will be another moment to remember. It also will be a time to remember just what Leyland brought to this town, the Detroit Tigers teams he...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Leyland joins Tigers in Lakeland

LAKELAND, Fla. -- It's not easy for former Tigers manager Jim Leyland to arrive at spring camp quietly. But he did get in without much fanfare Tuesday morning, just hours before the Tigers played their annual exhibition game against Florida Southern. Looking casual in shorts and a white, long-sleeve shirt, Leyland first visited the front offices upstairs at Joker Marchant Stadium...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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