Jim Leyland's career in Detroit

Jim Leyland is turning in his fungo, hanging up his cleats and walking away from the diamond.




The news comes just two days after Leyland's Tigers were dispatched from the ALCS by the Boston Red Sox in six games. Leyland joined the Tigers in 2006, won two pennants, three division titles and accrued a 700-597 record. He is 68 years old and just completed a one-year contract he signed after reaching the World Series last fall.

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Detroit Tigers baseball manager Jim Leyland announces his retirement during a news conference at Comerica Park in Detroit, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Jim Leyland steps down as Detroit Tigers manager
Detroit Tigers baseball manager Jim Leyland announces his retirement during a news conference at Comerica Park in Detroit, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Jim Leyland #10 and Torii Hunte4 #48 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with champagne in the clubhouse after the Tigers defeated the Twins 1-0 on September 25, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers clinched the American League Central Division title. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Jim Leyland #10 and Torii Hunte4 #48 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with champagne in the clubhouse after the Tigers defeated the Twins 1-0 on September 25, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers clinched the American League Central Division title. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Jim Leyland #10 and Torii Hunte4 #48 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with champagne in the clubhouse after the Tigers defeated the Twins 1-0 on September 25, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers clinched the American League Central Division title. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 3: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox and manager Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers talk before the game at Fenway Park on September 3, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)
Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 3: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox and manager Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers talk before the game at Fenway Park on September 3, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)
Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers is helped off the field by manager Jim Leyland #10 and a team trainer after he was injured while trying to score in the eighth inning at Kauffman Stadium on August 6, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. Martinez was tagged out by Brayan Pena of the Kansas City Royals on the play. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers is helped off the field by manager Jim Leyland #10 and a team trainer after he was injured while trying to score in the eighth inning at Kauffman Stadium on August 6, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. Martinez was tagged out by Brayan Pena of the Kansas City Royals on the play. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers is helped off the field by manager Jim Leyland #10 and a team trainer after he was injured while trying to score in the eighth inning at Kauffman Stadium on August 6, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. Martinez was tagged out by Brayan Pena of the Kansas City Royals on the play. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Manager Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers stands on the field prior to playing the Texas Rangers in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 12, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Manager Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers stands on the field prior to playing the Texas Rangers in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 12, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Manager Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers stands on the field prior to playing the Texas Rangers in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 12, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Managers Joe Torre (left) of the New York Yankees and Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers spend some time together during batting practice at Yankee Stadium before the start of Game 1 of the American League Division Series. (Photo by Corey Sipkin/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Managers Joe Torre (left) of the New York Yankees and Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers spend some time together during batting practice at Yankee Stadium before the start of Game 1 of the American League Division Series. (Photo by Corey Sipkin/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Managers Joe Torre (left) of the New York Yankees and Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers spend some time together during batting practice at Yankee Stadium before the start of Game 1 of the American League Division Series. (Photo by Corey Sipkin/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after being thrown out of the game by first base umpire Chris Guccione, right, as third base umpire Tim Tschida steps between them in the second inning at Fenway Park May 28, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after being thrown out of the game by first base umpire Chris Guccione, right, as third base umpire Tim Tschida steps between them in the second inning at Fenway Park May 28, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after being thrown out of the game by first base umpire Chris Guccione, right, as third base umpire Tim Tschida steps between them in the second inning at Fenway Park May 28, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Manager Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers looks on from the dugout before the start of the Tigers game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 14, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Manager Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers looks on from the dugout before the start of the Tigers game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 14, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Manager Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers looks on from the dugout before the start of the Tigers game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 14, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Manager Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers runs back to the dugout against the Boston Red Sox during the game on August 1, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Manager Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers runs back to the dugout against the Boston Red Sox during the game on August 1, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Manager Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers runs back to the dugout against the Boston Red Sox during the game on August 1, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers tries to catch a foul ball hit by Jhonny Peralta of the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on October 3, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers tries to catch a foul ball hit by Jhonny Peralta of the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on October 3, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers tries to catch a foul ball hit by Jhonny Peralta of the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on October 3, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Oct 14, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland (10) talks to the media during practice the day before game three of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
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Oct 14, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland (10) talks to the media during practice the day before game three of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland is restrained by an umpire after the benches cleared during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Detroit, Thursday, July 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland is restrained by an umpire after the benches cleared during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Detroit, Thursday, July 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland is restrained by an umpire after the benches cleared during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Detroit, Thursday, July 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 19: Jim Leyland #10 manager of the Detroit Tigers signals to the batter during the game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on May 19, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
Detroit Tigers v Texas Rangers
ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 19: Jim Leyland #10 manager of the Detroit Tigers signals to the batter during the game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on May 19, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 30: Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers is congratulated by manager Jim Leyland #10 after hitting a two run home run to right field scoring Miguel Cabrera #24 during the fifth inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 30, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Minnesota Twins v Detroit Tigers
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 30: Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers is congratulated by manager Jim Leyland #10 after hitting a two run home run to right field scoring Miguel Cabrera #24 during the fifth inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 30, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland hits balls during batting practice before Game 4 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Detroit. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland hits balls during batting practice before Game 4 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Detroit. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland hits balls during batting practice before Game 4 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Detroit. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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