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Former Pirates manager retires

October 21st, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Jim Leyland has decided to step down as manager of the Detroit Tigers. The announcement made official during a Monday press conference and comes just two days after his team was eliminated in the American League Championship series. Going into the post season, the Tigers were favored by many to win the World Series. Leyland is 700-597 in his eight years with the Tigers, a .540 winning percentage. He has guided the team to the American League Championship Series the last three seasons and the World Series in 2012. Overall, in 22 years as a major league manager, he is 1,769-1,728, for a .506 winning percentage. He previously managed the Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins and Colorado Rockies.

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