Jim Leyland

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Birthday
15, 1944
Birthplace
Perrysburg, OH
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
15, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace
Perrysburg, OH

About

Legendary MLB manager who won the World Series with the Florida Marlins in 1997 and took the Detroit Tigers to the World Series in 2006 and 2012.

Before Fame

He managed the Pittsburgh Pirates for a ten-year span beginning in 1986, being honored as the manager of the year two times.

Trivia

His Florida Marlins shocked the world in 1997 when they defeated the Cleveland Indians in seven games. His team became the first ever wild card team to capture a World Series crown.

Family Life

He met his wife Katie Leyland in Pittsburgh, and the couple had two children together.

Associated With

Star pitcher Justin Verlander helped his Detroit Tigers defeat the New York Yankees in the 2012 ALCS.