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Jim Leyland

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  • Tigers stay grounded after sweeping Indians

    Detroit completed a four-game sweep of Cleveland on Thursday night, turning a three-game lead in what for months was a tight American League Central race into a seven-game bulge, when the message came across Twitter. "Congratulations to the Tigers,...
  • They said it: This week's baseball quotes

    "I'd rather have a pitcher nobody is talking about who has won 15 games than somebody everyone is raving about who has won five. I'm a baseball manager, not a statistician." Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland, on analysts pointing out that Tigers ace...
  • Jim Leyland resigns as Tigers' manager

    Jim Leyland resigns as Tigers' manager
    Jim Leyland announced Monday he is stepping down as manager of the Detroit Tigers after eight seasons that included three division titles and two trips to the World Series. Leyland announced his departure two days after the Tigers were eliminated from...
  • Joe Nathan gets All-Star save, Mariano Rivera gets the baseball

    Joe Nathan gets All-Star save, Mariano Rivera gets the baseball
    NEW YORK — In the final All-Star game of Mariano Rivera's distinguished career, who got the save for the American League? "That could be a trivia question," Joe Nathan said. "I'm sure everyone will get it wrong." Nathan had better not miss the...
  • Mariano Rivera is the star of All-Stars

    Mariano Rivera is the star of All-Stars
    NEW YORK — He stood alone, atop the mound, atop a city, atop his profession. The fans gave him a standing ovation. So did the players, on both teams, from the top step of each dugout. Mariano Rivera touched his cap to his heart, waved it at the...
  • Mariano Rivera's final All-Star game ratings flat from last year

    Mariano Rivera's final All-Star game ratings flat from last year
    New York Yankee closer Mariano Rivera's last All-Star game appearance may have been bad news for the National League, but it did little to boost ratings for the midsummer classic. The 84th All-Star contest -- won by the American League -- drew an...
  • MLB All-Star Week 2013 coverage on MLB Network

     
    MLB All-Star Week 2013 coverage on MLB Network includes more than 13 hours of news, highlights, analysis, interviews and the MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show. MLB Network’s programming for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game in New York will feature more than 13...
  • Baseball quotes: Alex Rodriguez says he's 'fighting for my life'

    "I know people say ownership turned a blind eye to it, and they probably did in some circumstances. But people were going to start losing interest in watching a bunch of clowns out there on drugs, doing things normal people couldn't even think about...
  • Jim Joyce has been there at some big moments

    Jim Joyce has been there at some big moments
    There is a leftover tidbit to this year's World Series Game 3, when umpire Jim Joyce called obstruction at third base to end the game and send the Boston Red Sox to defeat. When Joyce's father died in 2009, among the things buried with him was a Red Sox...
  • Phillies fire Charlie Manuel, name Ryne Sandberg manager

    Phillies fire Charlie Manuel, name Ryne Sandberg manager
    The Philadelphia Phillies hired Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg as their manager on Friday after firing Charlie Manuel. Manuel, 69, had managed the Phillies since 2005, a run that included five consecutive National League East championships and a World...
  • Marlins will honor Archbishop McCarthy baseball team

    The Miami Marlins will honor Archbishop McCarthy baseball coach Rich Bielski and the rest of his team before Friday's home game against Detroit at Marlins Park. McCarthy became the first team in state history to win four consecutive state titles this...
  • Justin Verlander wanted to pitch the ninth inning against the A's

    Justin Verlander wanted to pitch the ninth inning against the A's
    How good is Justin Verlander? Not only did he shut down the Oakland Athletics in Detroit's clinching 3-0 victory in the American League division series on Thursday, he wanted to pitch the ninth inning despite being exhausted. Verlander gave up two hits,...