Leyland Named AL Manager of the Year

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Tigers manager Jim Leyland has said many times he was simply in the right place at the right time for the Tigers resurgence, but on Wednesday he received some well-deserved credit for Detroit’s sudden ascension to the AL pennant when he was named the AL Manager of the Year. Leyland becomes just the second Tiger in history to win the honor.- mlb.com

As you read Lakeland Local you’ll find I’m a big baseball fan. There is a Lakeland connection to this story though. Jim Leyland managed the Lakeland Tigers in 1976, ’77, and ’78.

Photo of Jim Leyland Oct. 8, 2006 by MontageMan