Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Leyland Back to Lead Tigers Manager Signs Up for Another Year at Helm in Detroit

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Leyland Back to Lead Tigers Manager Signs Up for Another Year at Helm in Detroit

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Jim Leyland is staying around and will try to become the first Detroit Tigers manager in more than a century to win three American League pennants.

The Tigers announced on Tuesday morning that Leyland has signed a one-year contract for next season.

The club also announced that all six members of Leyland's coaching staff have been invited back for next season and that Toby Harrah has been invited back as the assistant hitting coach.

Harrah won't be formally listed as a coach, but he will put in the same long hours as the rest of the staff.

"Detroit is a tremendous baseball town, and I couldn't dream of a better place to manage," Leyland said. "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 Tigers this season won their second AL championship in Leyland's seven years on the job.

The only Tigers manager to win three AL pennants was Hughie Jennings in 1907-09. …

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