Ex-Tigers manager to take part in Detroit parade

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Detroit hosts the second largest Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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DETROIT - Jim Leyland may no longer be manager of the Detroit Tigers, but he has picked up a new position in the city.

He's the grand marshal of the Thanksgiving Day parade.

Leyland stepped down as Tigers manager after this season. He says it's an honor to be part of the parade, which he calls "a cherished tradition" in Detroit.

Known as "America's Thanksgiving Parade," it boasts of being one of the oldest and most celebrated such parades in the country and second in size only to the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York City.

Other celebrities scheduled to attend Thursday's festivities include singer Ruben Studdard and actor Garrett Clayton.

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