Tigers pounce quickly, hire Leyland to manage

Updated: October 4, 2005, 9:06 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Jim Leyland was enjoying his leisurely life working as a major-league scout for the St. Louis Cardinals.

The 60-year-old could've been content with his managerial career that included a World Series title, two NL Manager of the Year awards and three division championships.

But he wasn't -- so Leyland accepted the challenge of trying to turn around the Detroit Tigers.

Detroit signed Leyland on Tuesday to a three-year contract to replace manager ...

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