jim leyland http://michiganradio.org en Stateside for Monday, October 21st, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-monday-october-21st-2013 <p>There's a labor shortage in West Michigan. Construction jobs are going unfilled. We look at what that means for the housing industry and the economy as a whole.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And, after this weekend's loss to the Boston Red Sox, Tigers Manager Jim Leyland announced he's stepping down today.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We found out more about the man who led the Tigers to win the last three AL Central Division titles.</span></p><p>Also,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">George and Ira&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gershwin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;are important figures in the history of American music, but there has never been a definitive edition of their joint body of work, but now the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gershwin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;family is teaming up with the University of Michigan to change that.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We spoke to the editor-in-chief of the George and Ira&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gershwin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Critical Edition to find out more.</span></p><p>First on the show, <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bridge Magazine is taking a close look at the challenges Michigan faces as we try to improve our education system.</span> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:37:31 +0000 Stateside Staff 14928 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Monday, October 21st, 2013 More about Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland http://michiganradio.org/post/more-about-detroit-tigers-manager-jim-leyland <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tiger manager Jim Leyland brought the Detroit Tigers to the American League Championship Series for the last three years.</span></p><p>But Saturday night's elimination in Boston was the "final out" for Jim Leyland. Today he announced he is stepping down as manager.</p><p>John Keating, who covers the Tigers for Fox Sports Detroit, joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:13:14 +0000 Stateside Staff 14926 at http://michiganradio.org More about Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland Tigers manager Jim Leyland steps aside http://michiganradio.org/post/tigers-manager-jim-leyland-steps-aside <p><strong>Update 2:00 p.m.</strong></p><p>Here's the <a href="http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:9858387">video from the press conference</a>:</p><p><script src="http://player.espn.com/player.js?playerBrandingId=4ef8000cbaf34c1687a7d9a26fe0e89e&adSetCode=91cDU6NuXTGKz3OdjOxFdAgJVtQcKJnI&pcode=1kNG061cgaoolOncv54OAO1ceO-I&width=320&height=240&externalId=espn:9858387&thruParam_espn-ui[autoPlay]=false&thruParam_espn-ui[playRelatedExternally]=true"></script></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">11:30 a.m.</strong></p><p>It's official. <a href="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/det/jim-leyland-stepping-down-as-detroit-tigers-manager?ymd=20131021&amp;content_id=63201648&amp;vkey=news_det">Jason Beck writes for MLB.com</a>:</p><blockquote><p style="margin-top: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Jim Leyland is stepping down as manager of the Tigers, and he will announce his decision today at a news conference scheduled for 11:30 a.m. ET at Comerica Park ...</p><p style="margin-top: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The decision ends Leyland's eight-year tenure leading the team he grew up with, first as a Minor League catcher and then as a manager in its farm system. This season was his 50th in professional baseball, 22 of them managing at the big league level, the last eight in Detroit.</p></blockquote><p><strong>10:36 a.m.</strong></p><p>It's not official yet, but talk radio and Twitter are buzzing about the expected announcement that Tigers manager Jim Leyland will announce his <strike>retirement</strike>&nbsp;decision at an 11:30 press conference this morning.</p><p>This from <a href="http://espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs/2013/story/_/id/9857689/detroit-tigers-manager-jim-leyland-return-reports-say">ESPN.com</a>:</p><blockquote><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px;">Jim Leyland won't return as manager of the Detroit Tigers&nbsp;next season, a decision the team will announce in a Monday morning news conference, according to multiple reports.</span></p></blockquote><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px;">Here's how the news broke on Twitter:</span></p><p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Tigers holding an 11:30 am presser. Trying to track down rumblings that Jim Leyland may be announcing his retirement.</p>— Detroit Sports 1051 (@DSports1051) <a href="https://twitter.com/DSports1051/statuses/392282658753220608">October 21, 2013</a></blockquote><p><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p><p></p><p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sources telling our <a href="https://twitter.com/TomMazawey">@TomMazawey</a> that Leyland informed team of his decision to retire on the flight home from Boston.</p>— Detroit Sports 1051 (@DSports1051) <a href="https://twitter.com/DSports1051/statuses/392284162625138689">October 21, 2013</a></blockquote><p><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p><p>Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek will be at the news conference this morning.</p><p><em>*The headline for this story changed when the information was confirmed by MLB.com. Early reports used the word "retirement." He says he's taking another position with the Tigers, hence the strikethrough above.</em></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:00:07 +0000 Mark Brush 14921 at http://michiganradio.org Tigers manager Jim Leyland steps aside The Tigers' Jim Leyland by the numbers http://michiganradio.org/post/tigers-jim-leyland-numbers <p><em><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><span style="line-height: normal;">"I hope you enjoyed me as much as I enjoyed you." - Jim Leyland in a statement to fans</span></font></em></p><p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><span style="line-height: normal;">Here are some of the significant numbers from Leyland's career as an MLB manager (<a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/michigan/files/201310/Jim_Leyland_Announces_Retirement.pdf">numbers from the Detroit Tigers</a>):</span></font></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:44:00 +0000 Mark Brush 14923 at http://michiganradio.org The Tigers' Jim Leyland by the numbers The Detroit Tigers host the Oakland A's in baseball playoff game today http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-tigers-host-oakland-baseball-playoff-game-today <p>The Detroit Tigers take on the Oakland A&rsquo;s in today&#39;s game three of their American League Division Series.</p><p>The teams are tied one-one in the best of five game series. The series has been marked by strong pitching and little scoring by both sides.</p><p>Tigers&rsquo; manager Jim Leyland says he would like to see his players produce more runs in this afternoon&rsquo;s game at Comerica Park.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:44:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 14740 at http://michiganradio.org The Detroit Tigers host the Oakland A's in baseball playoff game today Leyland signs one-year contract with Tigers http://michiganradio.org/post/leyland-signs-one-year-contract-tigers <p>Jim Leyland will stay on as Tigers’ manager for at least one more year.</p><p>Leyland signed a one-year contract while all of his coaching staff have been invited back for next season, the Tigers announced.</p><p>“Detroit is a tremendous baseball town, and I couldn’t dream of a better place to manage,” Leyland said in a statement released Tuesday morning.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:10:59 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9690 at http://michiganradio.org Leyland signs one-year contract with Tigers Tigers manager Jim Leyland 'the bridge' to Detroit's past http://michiganradio.org/post/tigers-manager-jim-leyland-bridge-detroits-past <p>The odds makers are picking the Detroit Tigers, but the San Francisco Giants are a loose bunch.</p><p>They fought off three elimination games on their way to the World Series... twice.</p><p>Here's one statistic NPR's Tom Goldman pointed out this morning:</p><blockquote><p>"Three times in the past in World Series when a team that's swept its way into the Series, like Detroit did, played a team that went the full seven games, like the Giants did, the team that went seven won every time."</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:23:13 +0000 Mark Brush 9594 at http://michiganradio.org Tigers manager Jim Leyland 'the bridge' to Detroit's past Detroit Tigers sign contract extensions with manager Jim Leyland, general manager David Dombrowski http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-tigers-sign-contract-extensions-manager-jim-leyland-general-manager-david-dombrowski <p>The Detroit Tigers today announced contract extension for manager Jim Leyland and general manager David Dombrowski.&nbsp;&nbsp; Leyland received a one year extension.&nbsp; Dombrowski&nbsp;got a four year extension.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Aug 2011 16:32:42 +0000 Steve Carmody 3651 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Tigers sign contract extensions with manager Jim Leyland, general manager David Dombrowski