Jim Leyland resigned as the manager of the Detroit Tigers after being eliminated from the ALCS by the Boston Red Sox. Leyland, who has been with the team since 2006, brought back a franchise that had been all but non-existent in playoff contention for years.

Leyland managed 28 years with playoff success with the Pittsburgh Pirates in the early '90s and a World Series championship with the Florida Marlins in 1997.

He led Detroit to two pennants and a World Series appearance in which they lost in 2006 to the St.Louis Cardinals.