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Tigers manager Jim Leyland announces retirement

Jim Leyland managed the Tigers for eight seasons. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images) Jim Leyland managed the Tigers for eight seasons. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Jim Leyland announced Monday that he is stepping down as Tigers manager. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal first reported that Leyland planned to retire.

Leyland, 68, reportedly told his players it was time for someone younger to step in and do the job at the end of the ALCS. The Tigers were eliminated by the Red Sox in Game 6 Saturday.

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Leyland won two pennants (2006 and 2012), three AL Central titles and made the playoffs four times with a record of 700-597 in his eight seasons in Detroit. He amassed a record of 1769-1728 in 22 MLB seasons with the Pirates, Marlins, Rockies and Tigers.

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