Jim Leyland will retire as Tigers manager

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland will retire today according to multiple sources. The move comes two days after a disappointing loss in the ALCS.

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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.