Tigers fire Trammell after 71-91 season

Updated: October 4, 2005, 1:09 AM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Soon after Alan Trammell was fired Monday morning as manager of the Detroit Tigers, Jim Leyland was en route to the Motor City as the leading candidate to replace him.

Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski planned to have interviewed Juan Samuel and Bruce Fields -- both from Trammell's staff -- before discussing the opening with Leyland about 24 hours after the regular season ended.

"I am driven to move quickly because I think there could be a lot ...

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