No obvious choice to replace Leyland in Detroit

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DETROIT The Detroit Tigers have won three straight division titles, and they went to the World Series twice in Jim Leyland's eight years as manager. Now that Leyland has stepped down, whoever the new manager is will have a chance to win right away, but he'll also face immediate expectations.

If there's a precedent the Tigers can hope to repeat, it took place three decades ago, when Joe Altobelli took over for Earl Weaver and led the Baltimore Orioles to a World Series title in 1983 in his first year at the helm. That's proof that you don't always need a big name in charge to succeed.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email:
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 228869461 -
Gray Television, Inc.