tigers http://michiganradio.org en 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 Tiger cub exhibit called off at West Michigan mall http://michiganradio.org/post/tiger-cub-exhibit-called-west-michigan-mall <p>A newspaper reports a tiger cub exhibit has closed at a Grand Rapids mall after public complaints and a planned protest. <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/12/threat_of_protest_closes_tiger.html">The Grand Rapids Press reported Friday</a> that mall officials canceled the touring display that allows shoppers to play with and be photographed with the cubs for a price.</p><p>Sarah Hale tells the newspaper she had planned a protest for Saturday against the exhibit but called it off.</p> Sun, 18 Dec 2011 21:29:06 +0000 The Associated Press 5456 at http://michiganradio.org Tiger cub exhibit called off at West Michigan mall Tigers fall to Yankees in season opener http://michiganradio.org/post/tigers-fall-yankees-season-opener <p>The Detroit Tigers started off their 2011 season on a cold, dreary day in&nbsp;New York. The disappointing day ended in a disappointing 6 to 3 loss to the Yankees.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Associated Press report recounts the game&#39;s highlights:</p><blockquote><p><span lang="EN">Curtis Granderson hit a go-ahead homer leading off the seventh inning and Mark Teixeira had a three-run shot off </span><span lang="EN">Justin Verlander, lifting New York over the Detroit Tigers 6-3 </span><span lang="EN">Thursday in the first regular-season game played in the Bronx in </span><span lang="EN">March. </span><span lang="EN">CC Sabathia pitched six workmanlike innings, Derek Jeter added a </span><span lang="EN">sacrifice fly in the seventh using his new stride-less swing and </span><span lang="EN">Mariano Rivera, wearing his socks high for perhaps the first time, </span><span lang="EN">earned his first save and 560th of his career. </span><span lang="EN">Newcomers Russell Martin and Rafael Soriano did their part as </span><span lang="EN">the Yankees got off to a quick start on a gray, blustery, 42-degree day.</span> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 20:29:24 +0000 Steve Carmody 1873 at http://michiganradio.org Legendary baseball manager Sparky Anderson dies http://michiganradio.org/post/legendary-baseball-manager-sparky-anderson-dies <p><span class="article-content"><span>From the Associated Press:</span></span></p><p><span class="article-content"><span>Family spokesman Dan Ewald says Anderson died from complications from dementia.<br /> <br /> Anderson guided the Cincinnati Reds to World Series championships in 1975 and 1976 and then led the Detroit Tigers to the 1984 title.</span></span></p><p>You can see photos of Sparky at the <a href="http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=C4&amp;Date=20101103&amp;Category=SPORTS&amp;ArtNo=11030802&amp;Ref=PH&amp;Profile=1318">Detroit Free Press</a></p> Thu, 04 Nov 2010 18:25:29 +0000 Mark Brush 270 at http://michiganradio.org Legendary baseball manager Sparky Anderson dies