Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland will retire today according to multiple sources. The move comes two days after a disappointing loss in the ALCS.
Sources telling our @TomMazawey that Leyland informed team of his decision to retire on the flight home from Boston.
— Detroit Sports 1051 (@DSports1051) October 21, 2013
Leyland enjoyed wild success with the Tigers taking them to the playoffs 4 times in 8 seasons. But his team’s were never able to get over the hump, losing in the World Series twice. At 69-years-old, it appears both Leyland and the Tigers need a different voice, perhaps from a much younger manager.