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Jim Leyland, who led the Detroit Tigers to two pennants in eight seasons and got them to the verge of a third this season, will not return for a ninth.
Leyland announced in a press conference Monday that he is stepping down as Detroits manager.
“Im going to be 69 years old,” he said. “Im not ashamed of that. Im proud of it. The fuels getting a little low.”Leyland will be accepting another position with the club, which is yet to be determined.
Jim Leyland is returning next year as manager of the Detroit Tigers.
The team and its manager quickly ended any remaining speculation about his status by announcing Tuesday that Leyland’s contract was extended through 2013. He managed on a one-year deal this year and led the Tigers to the World Series, where they were swept by the San Francisco Giants.
“Detroit is a tremendous baseball town and I couldn’t dream of a better place to manage,” Leyland said in a statement. “Tigers fans and the people of Michigan have supported us so well during my time here, I can’t even begin to express how much that means to me.”
The team said Leyland’s coaching staff also has been invited to return. FOX Sports Detroit.
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