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October 31, 2012 | Associated Press
DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers said Tuesday that Jim Leyland would be back in 2013 with a one-year contract extension, two days after the Tigers were swept by San Francisco in the World Series. Leyland, 67, leads all active managers with 1,676 wins, a total that puts him 15th on the career list. Next season will be his 22d as a major-league manager and his eighth in Detroit. He has led the Tigers to the postseason three times and the World Series twice. The Tigers also exercised a $6 million option on shortstop Jhonny Peralta and a $3.5 million option on righthander Octavio Dotel.
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July 3, 1998 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Mike Stanton's five-game suspension was upheld yesterday by AL president Gene Budig, who rescinded a $1,000 fine he imposed on the New York Yankees reliever for his role in a brawl. Stanton hit Baltimore's Eric Davis with a pitch on June 15. NL All-Star Game manager Jim Leyland of Florida said his decision to leave Chicago Cubs phenom Kerry Wood off the all-star team was based strictly on numbers. Leyland said he used a formula to pick his pitchers that was based on wins, losses, ERA, wins against teams over .500, quality starts, games with averaging more than one strikeout per inning and games averaging less than one hit per inning.
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September 20, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
From a mile high on down to sea level, the Los Angeles Dodgers' pitching staff continues to make a statement. This time it was Ramon Martinez, who pitched a six-hit shutout as visiting Los Angeles yesterday beat San Diego, 7-0, in the opener of a four-game series and took a 1 1/2-game lead over the Padres in the National League West. "I would say this is my best game this year," said Martinez (14-6), who won his sixth straight decision. "It keeps the team in first place. " Martinez's masterful game followed Hideo Nomo's no-hitter at Colorado on Tuesday night and Ismael Valdes's seven-inning dominance of the Rockies on Monday.
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October 4, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Soon after Alan Trammell was fired yesterday morning as manager of the Detroit Tigers, Jim Leyland was en route to the Motor City as the leading candidate to replace him. Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski planned to have interviewed former Phillie Juan Samuel and Bruce Fields - both from Trammell's staff - before discussing the opening with Leyland shortly after the regular season ended. "I am driven to move quickly because I think there could be a lot of interest in Jim Leyland," said Dombrowski, adding his search could end as soon as today.
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September 20, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Florida Marlins manager John Boles yesterday endorsed the idea of hiring Jim Leyland as manager, who said Tuesday he would leave Pittsburgh after this season. "I hope we do everything we can to get Jim Leyland," Boles said. "He is the best man for the job. I would be crushed if somebody else hired him. " Boles, who replaced Rene Lachemann at the all-star break, has long had a reputation of putting the organization's interests ahead of his own. If the Marlins hire Leyland, Boles would return to his former job as vice president of player development.
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September 19, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Randy Johnson was much more upset about losing his concentration than he was losing a no-hitter. Johnson, the National League's most dominating pitcher since being traded to Houston, took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before giving up four hits in beating the host Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-2, last night. Johnson (9-1) suddenly lost his control after six dominating innings, surrendering four hits, hitting a batter and walking another over the next 1 1/3 innings. "I kind of lost my focus, for whatever reason, and it didn't come back," Johnson said.
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January 27, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
DETROIT - Saying "dreams come true," Prince Fielder was introduced yesterday by the Detroit Tigers. Fielder appeared at a news conference at Comerica Park after finalizing a $214 million, 9-year contract, the fourth-largest deal in baseball history. "This is awesome," Fielder said. "I just never thought this could happen. " With Detroit desperate to win its first World Series title since 1984, the big first baseman will combine with Miguel Cabrera to give the Tigers perhaps the most formidable Nos. 3-4 hitters in the major leagues.
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October 10, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Detroit Tigers are wet and wounded. After Game 2 of the ALCS in Texas was postponed yesterday because of more rain in the forecast, manager Jim Leyland said the Tigers have lost their second starting outfielder for the series. Magglio Ordonez is done for the postseason after he refractured his right ankle, which was surgically repaired in July 2010. He had missed more than a month this summer because of problems with the ankle, then came out of the twice-interrupted series opener.
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October 5, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Jim Leyland's baseball career has come full circle. The Detroit Tigers hired Leyland yesterday as their manager to replace Alan Trammell, fired a day earlier after three seasons. Leyland, 60, started his baseball career as a catcher in the low minors for the Tigers. He guided the Florida Marlins to the 1997 World Series championship, but has not managed since 1999 with Colorado. "That passion that Jim Leyland has had throughout his career is back within him to manage," Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski said.
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October 19, 1995 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Gene Michael stepped down as general manager of the New York Yankees yesterday and was named director of the club's major-league scouting. The New York Times said yesterday that Michael, who had been GM since 1990, was permitted by owner George Steinbrenner to develop his own job description, and that he would be involved in selecting his successor. Yesterday's New York Post said Michael chose to resign as GM and accept a scouting role rather than take a pay cut. He is said to have made $550,000 this year.
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July 25, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
LOS ANGELES Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who finished runner-up to Ryan Braun in voting for the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player award, thinks the suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger should be stripped of the honor. Braun finished with 388 points and 20 first-place votes, to 332 and 10 for Kemp. Major League Baseball attempted to suspend Braun following a positive test that October for elevated testosterone, but the penalty was overturned by an arbitrator who ruled Braun's urine sample was handled improperly.
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July 17, 2013 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The starting pitchers in tonight's All-Star Game possess two of the three highest swinging strike percentages. This, MLB Network's Brian Kenney said during an All-Star Game press conference yesterday, was "a victory" for sabermetrics. Minutes later, 68-year-old American League manager Jim Leyland tied the score, explaining that he selected Baltimore's Chris Tillman over New York's Hiroki Kuroda to replace Justin Verlander because "I'd almost be embarrassed not to take a guy who is 11-3 to the All-Star Game . . . You get 11 wins by the All-Star break.
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July 12, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
IT WAS HARD to tell who was happier when Joshua Phegley's sixth-inning grand slam cleared the fence - Phegley himself, or the pitcher who would benefit from those four runs. Phegley's drive gave Chris Sale some long-awaited offensive support, and visiting Chicago went on to beat the Detroit Tigers, 6-3, yesterday in a game that included a bench-clearing altercation shortly after the White Sox took the lead. Sale was 0-6 in his previous seven starts despite an ERA of 3.10 over that span.
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November 1, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
JIM LEYLAND is returning next year as manager of the Detroit Tigers. The team and its manager quickly ended any remaining speculation about his status by announcing Tuesday that Leyland's contract was extended through 2013. He managed on a 1-year deal this year and led the Tigers to the World Series, where they were swept by the San Francisco Giants. "Detroit is a tremendous baseball town and I couldn't dream of a better place to manage," Leyland said in a statement. "Tigers fans and the people of Michigan have supported us so well during my time here, I can't even begin to express how much that means to me. " The team said Leyland's coaching staff also has been invited to return.
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October 31, 2012 | Associated Press
DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers said Tuesday that Jim Leyland would be back in 2013 with a one-year contract extension, two days after the Tigers were swept by San Francisco in the World Series. Leyland, 67, leads all active managers with 1,676 wins, a total that puts him 15th on the career list. Next season will be his 22d as a major-league manager and his eighth in Detroit. He has led the Tigers to the postseason three times and the World Series twice. The Tigers also exercised a $6 million option on shortstop Jhonny Peralta and a $3.5 million option on righthander Octavio Dotel.
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October 25, 2012 | By the Daily News
ED BARKOWITZ: IT'S IRONIC THAT banished centerfielder Melky Cabrera's All-Star Game MVP performance gave the Giants homefield advantage, which will make for a long World Series. Picking against Justin Verlander is akin to tugging on Superman's cape or spitting into the wind. It's just not a good idea. The Tigers stud is on one of those Orel Hershiser/Josh Beckett-like postseason runs with a 3-0 record and a 0.74 ERA in three postseason starts. This, after winning each of his last four starts and posting a 0.64 ERA. The guy is scorching.
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October 21, 2012 | Associated Press
DETROIT - Jose Valverde threw a few pitches during Detroit's workout, then returned to the dugout as upbeat as usual. Valverde's role for the World Series still isn't clear, but the righthander doesn't seem to mind. "I don't care. All I want is to be a champion," he said. "If I had to start, I'd do it. " Valverde has been Detroit's closer for three years and didn't blow a save through all of 2011, but this postseason has been ugly. He lost Game 4 of the division series against Oakland and gave up four runs in the AL Championship Series opener against the New York Yankees.
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October 20, 2012 | By Noah Trister, Associated Press
DETROIT - Prince Fielder waved his arms frantically, gleefully calling off his teammates before catching the final out. From the moment Fielder signed his massive contract in January, an entire city had been waiting for a moment like this. Max Scherzer capped a stupendous stretch for Detroit's starting rotation, and the Tigers advanced to the World Series for the second time in seven seasons by beating the New York Yankees, 8-1, Thursday for a four-game sweep of the AL Championship Series.
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October 9, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
IDEALLY, JIM Leyland would have everybody hug it out and play ball. Just as Detroit's Justin Verlander and Coco Crisp of Oakland did on the field for Monday's workout day ahead of their teams' Game 3 in the ALDS on Tuesday. The Tigers lead 2-0 and are one win from advancing to a second straight ALCS. Leyland insists reliever Al Alburquerque meant no ill-will toward the Athletics when he fielded Yoenis Cespedes' ninth-inning comebacker and quickly kissed the ball before throwing to first.
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January 27, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
DETROIT - Saying "dreams come true," Prince Fielder was introduced yesterday by the Detroit Tigers. Fielder appeared at a news conference at Comerica Park after finalizing a $214 million, 9-year contract, the fourth-largest deal in baseball history. "This is awesome," Fielder said. "I just never thought this could happen. " With Detroit desperate to win its first World Series title since 1984, the big first baseman will combine with Miguel Cabrera to give the Tigers perhaps the most formidable Nos. 3-4 hitters in the major leagues.
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