Jim Leyland

Jim Leyland
Birthdate 12/15/1944
Death Date
Debut Year 1986
Year of Induction
Teams Marlins, Pirates, Rockies, Tigers
Position Manager

Three-time Manager of the Year Jim Leyland is well within Hall of Fame consideration with 1,769 wins and the 1997 World Series triumph.

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Jim Leyland is commended for second place finish in 1988

Jim Leyland is commended for second place finish in 1988

After Chuck Tanner’s “We Are Family” Pirates won the World Series in 1979, the Pittsburgh franchise stumbled. Over the next nine seasons the team finished in fourth place or lower six times. When Tanner was fired after consecutive last place finishes in ’84 and ’85, the
Jim Leyland was Pittsburgh Man of the Year in 1988

Jim Leyland was Pittsburgh Man of the Year in 1988

In the collection is this plaque presented to Pirates manager Jim Leyland after the 1988 season. The Pirates excited Pittsburgh with their second-place finish in the National League’s Eastern Division. No team since the 1979 championship club finished higher than the ’88 club. For his ef
Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce salutes Jim Leyland, the 1990 NL Manager of the Year

Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce salutes Jim Leyland, the 1990 NL Manager of the Year

Jim Leyland guided the Pittsburgh Pirates to the National League East crown in 1990. The roster featured first-time MVP Barry Bonds and Cy Young winner Doug Drabek. For his efforts, Leyland was received his first Manager of the Year Award. In the collection is

One response to “Jim Leyland”

  1. Jay Gauthreaux says:

    Earl Weaver won one World Series title, 1970, and he’s in. Wilbert Robinson, HOF, won 1,399, lost 1,398, .500. He’s in. Can’t see how Leyland would not have a shot for Cooperstown.

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