Jim Leyland is an American former professional baseball player, coach and manager. He serves as a special assistant to the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Leyland led the Florida Marlins to the 1997 World Series championship over the Cleveland Indians, and previously won three straight division titles (1990, 1991, and 1992) with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He is one of eleven managers to lead three different teams to the postseason. With the Tigers’ victory in the 2006 American League Championship Series, Leyland became the seventh manager in history to win pennants in both the National and American Leagues.
He is a three-time Manager of the Year Award winner, twice in the National League (1990 and 1992), and once in the American League (2006).
On December 3, 2023, Leyland was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2024.
Jim Leyland age
Jim Leyland is 78 years old as 2023. He was born James Richard Leyland on December 15, 1944 in Toledo, Ohio, United States.
Leyland graduated from Perrysburg High School in Perrysburg, Ohio, in 1962. Leyland began his baseball career with the Detroit Tigers when they signed him as a catcher on September 21, 1963.
He also coached the Montgomery Rebels. In 1985, he became the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and spent the next ten years with the team. He was named National League Manager of the year in 1990 and 1992, while with the team.
He became the Manager for the Florida Marlins in 1997, and led them to their first World Series victory. He left the franchise in 1998, after almost the entire team was sold or traded to other organizations.
He spent one season with the Colorado Rockies, before signing on as Manager for his first team, the Detroit Tigers in 2006. He was named American League Manager of the Year in 2006, and went on to lead the team through 2013, when he stepped down.
Jim Leyland net worth
Jim Leyland is an American former Major League Baseball manager who has a net worth of $15 million dollars, According to celebritynetworth.com
Jim Leyland wife
Jim Leyland is married to Katie Leyland, who he met when he was the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates and she had just joined the team right after college.
Jim and Katie have been together for over 36 years and have supported each other through Jim’s long and successful career as a baseball manager.
Jim Leyland was previously married to Joanna Grow in 1976, but they divorced after 13 months.
Jim Leyland children
Jim Leyland has two children, Patrick and Kellie, with his wife Katie Leyland.
Patrick Leyland is a former professional baseball player who was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2010 and also played in the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles organizations.
Kellie Leyland is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and works as a marketing manager at a software company.
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