The Tigers' Jim Leyland by the numbers

Oct 21, 2013

"I hope you enjoyed me as much as I enjoyed you." - Jim Leyland in a statement to fans

Here are some of the significant numbers from Leyland's career as an MLB manager (numbers from the Detroit Tigers):

  • Managed 4 MLB teams over 22 years
  • 11 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1986-96)
  • Two with the Florida Marlins (1997-98)
  • One with the Colorado Rockies (1999)
  • And eight with the Detroit Tigers (2005-2013)
  • 14th in MLB for "all-time in games managed" with 3,499
  • Ranks third on the Tigers "all-time games managed" list with 1,297
  • Won 700 games while managing Tigers, third-most in franchise history
  • The Tigers advanced to the postseason four times during Leyland’s run as manager
  • Three straight division titles with Tigers (2011-2013)
  • Two American League pennants with Tigers (2006, 2012)
  • Went to the postseason eight times in his 22 seasons as a Major League manager
  • Had a 44-40 record (.524) during the playoffs
  • Three straight National League East Division titles with Pittsburgh Pirates (1990-92)
  • Won National League Wild Card with the Florida Marlins 1997
  • Won World Series with the same Florida Marlins team in 1997
  • 14th all-time in games managed with 3,499, including