This morning’s Roar of the Tigers provides a humorous but insightful look at Detroit Tiger Manager Jim Leyland’s 1500th win. This is a huge milestone for a manager, something that only 18 other coaches in Major League history have done The Detroit News reports that Leyland is:
…only the second active one to reach that level, his good friend Tony LaRussa being the other.
Leyland eyes glistened too much and too often not to be able to tell. After quite a game for the Tigers, it was quite a moment. “It just means we’re old,” Leyland said. “But we’re not going to talk about that. Good win, that’s what you have to do — win tough games on the road.”
James Richard “Jim” Leyland (born December 15, 1944) is a Major League Baseball manager for the Detroit Tigers. He led the Florida Marlins to a World Series championship in 1997. With the Tigers victory in the 2006 American League Championship Series, Leyland has become the seventh manager in history to win pennants in both the National and American Leagues. He is a three-time Manager of the Year Award winner, twice in the National League (1990 and 1992), and once in the American League in 2006.