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Report: Jim Leyland stepping down as Tigers manager following ALCS loss to Red Sox

10.21.13 at 10:06 am ET
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Jim Leyland is quitting as Tigers manager following the team’s loss to the Red Sox in the American League Championship Series, according to a report from Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

The team has called a press conference for 11:30, at which time it is expected to announce the move.

The Rosenthal report indicates Leyland told the team after the ALCS that it was time for someone younger to do the job. Leyland is 68, with 22 years of managerial experience on his resume.

Leyland has been Tigers manager since 2006, leading the the team to two World Series (but no titles). He was working on a one-year contract extension the past two seasons.

Prior to Detroit, Leyland had stints managing the Rockies (1999), Marlins (1997 and ’98) and Pirates (1986 through ’96). His career record is 1,769-1,728 (.506). He won a World Series with the Marlins in 1997, and he was named Manager of the Year three times (1990, 1992 and 2006).

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