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October 27, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
DETROIT - In the wake of one of his pitchers' getting hit in the head by a line drive, Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland had a blunt rebuke to critics calling for mandatory headgear for pitchers. "That's crazy. Turn the page," Leyland said Saturday. Detroit pitcher Doug Fister , hit in the second inning Thursday, remained in the game into the seventh inning. The Tigers checked him every inning for dizziness, confusion, headache or other signs of a concussion, athletic trainer Kevin Rand said.
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March 31, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Barry Bonds, long reviled by many in Pittsburgh after leaving the Pirates after the 1992 season to sign a free-agent deal with the San Francisco Giants, will get a chance to make amends Monday. Bonds, now a special instructor with the Giants, will present Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen with his National League MVP award before the Pirates play the Chicago Cubs. Pirates President Frank Coonelly joined Starkey and Mueller to explain the thinking behind this move and how it all came together.
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October 30, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Jim Leyland has decided to manage the Detroit Tigers for at least one more season. He has signed a one-year contract for 2013, the organization announced Tuesday morning. That's great news for the team he led to the World Series this year and two American League pennants in his seven seasons with the club. “Jim is as fine a manager as there is in baseball, he has done a fantastic job for the organization, and we are thrilled to have him back managing the Tigers in 2013,” Tigers president and General Manager Dave Dombrowski said in a statement.
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October 25, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Dodgers coach Tim Wallach said Friday that he has spoken with the Detroit Tigers about their managerial vacancy. Dave Dombrowski, the Tigers' president and general manager, served as general manager of the Montreal Expos from 1988-91. Wallach was the Expos' third baseman at that time. Wallach, 56, has been the Dodgers' third-base coach since 2011. On Tuesday, the Dodgers picked up his option for next season. The Dodgers also have granted the Tigers permission to talk to Wallach.
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October 21, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Jim Leyland announced Monday he is stepping down as manager of the Detroit Tigers after eight seasons that included three division titles and two trips to the World Series. Leyland announced his departure two days after the Tigers were eliminated from the AL Championship Series by Boston in six games. "I'm going to be 69 years old," he said at a news conference. "I'm not ashamed of that. I'm proud of it. The fuel's getting a little low. " Leyland has been working under one-year contracts the last couple of years, saying he was content to wait until after the season to address his status.
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November 21, 1985 | United Press International
The Pittsburgh Pirates, hoping new ownership and management will pull them out of the red and out of the cellar in the National League East, named former Chicago White Sox coach Jim Leyland as their manager Wednesday. Leyland, 40, who spent 11 seasons managing in the Detroit Tigers' farm system before he joined the White Sox as third-base coach in 1982, became the 33rd man to manage the Pirates since they joined the National League in 1887.
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September 28, 2013
"If they'd offered me a five-year contract, I wouldn't have come back here. " - Seattle Mariners Manager Eric Wedge , who rejected a one-year offer to return, citing differences with the ownership and management of a team that has not appeared in the playoffs since 2001. "Two years ago, if you would've said 'Washington Nationals, postseason,' people would've laughed you out of town. " - Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond , after last week's elimination of a Nationals team popularly regarded as the class of the National League.
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March 21, 1993 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
October is old news. Jim Leyland doesn't dream about Francisco Cabrera and never really did. The anguish that was the ninth inning of Game 7 of the National League playoffs against the Atlanta Braves was acknowledged, then forgotten. In the spring of a new season, the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates has more to do than dwell on Cabrera and old wounds. The specter of a nearly anonymous Atlanta catcher snatching the 1992 pennant from him has been replaced by hard reality.
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January 23, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jim Leyland agreed to a five-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, ending speculation that he might leave in 1993 to manage the expansion Florida Marlins. Monetary terms were not announced.
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October 21, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Jim Leyland announced Monday he is stepping down as manager of the Detroit Tigers after eight seasons that included three division titles and two trips to the World Series. Leyland announced his departure two days after the Tigers were eliminated from the AL Championship Series by Boston in six games. "I'm going to be 69 years old," he said at a news conference. "I'm not ashamed of that. I'm proud of it. The fuel's getting a little low. " Leyland has been working under one-year contracts the last couple of years, saying he was content to wait until after the season to address his status.
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September 28, 2013
"If they'd offered me a five-year contract, I wouldn't have come back here. " - Seattle Mariners Manager Eric Wedge , who rejected a one-year offer to return, citing differences with the ownership and management of a team that has not appeared in the playoffs since 2001. "Two years ago, if you would've said 'Washington Nationals, postseason,' people would've laughed you out of town. " - Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond , after last week's elimination of a Nationals team popularly regarded as the class of the National League.
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September 7, 2013 | Times staff
"I'd rather have a pitcher nobody is talking about who has won 15 games than somebody everyone is raving about who has won five. I'm a baseball manager, not a statistician. " Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland , on analysts pointing out that Tigers ace Max Scherzer (19-2) has the second-highest run support of any major league pitcher. "It felt like it was one of those dreams where you can't run fast enough. " San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence , who missed by inches on a diving catch that would have clinched a perfect game for Yusmeiro Petit on Friday.
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August 10, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Detroit completed a four-game sweep of Cleveland on Thursday night, turning a three-game lead in what for months was a tight American League Central race into a seven-game bulge, when the message came across Twitter. "Congratulations to the Tigers, who just won the AL Central after sweeping the Indians," wrote Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Detroit Manager Jim Leyland didn't get the memo. "I know better than that, I'm not a fool," Leyland said. "There's a lot of baseball left.
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October 31, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
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, in which they were swept by the San Francisco Giants. The team said Leyland's coaching staff also has been invited to return. Next season will be Leyland's 22nd as a major league manager and his eighth in Detroit.
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October 27, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
DETROIT - In the wake of one of his pitchers' getting hit in the head by a line drive, Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland had a blunt rebuke to critics calling for mandatory headgear for pitchers. "That's crazy. Turn the page," Leyland said Saturday. Detroit pitcher Doug Fister , hit in the second inning Thursday, remained in the game into the seventh inning. The Tigers checked him every inning for dizziness, confusion, headache or other signs of a concussion, athletic trainer Kevin Rand said.
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October 25, 2012 | By Phil Rogers
SAN FRANCISCO - Twenty-seven seasons after their first game together, Jim Leyland was in the dugout, Gene Lamont the third base coach's box. Like spouses who gravitate to the far side of the house. But the two baseball men had cause to talk late Thursday night. Unfortunately for Detroit Tigers fans, it was a universal reason that would bring them together - misery loves company. Snap decisions meant a lot in Game 2 of the World Series. Everything, really. And when it mattered the most, Leyland and Lamont got it wrong.
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