Jim Leyland will step down as Tigers manager

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

After 8 seasons managing the Tigers, the 68 year-old plans to resign.

Jim Leyland will hold a press conference today at 11:30 ET to announce his intentions to retire. Leyland told the team of the news after the Tigers were eliminated from the ALCS, saying it was time to let someone younger manage the team.

The Tigers won the 2006 AL pennant in Leyland's first season, and made the postseason four times in his eight year run. While they never reached the ultimate summit of winning the World Series under his direction, the Tigers will now be faced with the task of replacing the man that has led them to three straight AL Central titles. He was 700-597 in his time with Detroit.

Detroit GM Dave Dombrowski signed Leyland to a one-year deal last offseason, so the transition won't be complicated by the need to sever a long-term deal. Leyland has helped to make the Tigers managerial position one of the most prestigious in the game today, so Dombrowski won't likely have much trouble attracting some of the more desirable candidates in his search for a successor.

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