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Reuters Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland addresses the media prior to Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Thursday in Detroit. Leyland stepped down Monday after 22 years of managing in the major leagues.

Tigers' manager Leyland announces retirement

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Jim Leyland has resigned as manager of the Detroit Tigers after leading the team to three consecutive division titles and two World Series appearances in eight seasons but plans to stay with the club, he said on Monday.

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Leyland, 68, spent 22 years as a major league manager and has been part of professional baseball for 50 years.

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