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Jim Leyland managed his 3,000th career game last night

Sep 20, 2010, 11:49 AM EDT

In beating the White Sox last night Jim Leyland became the 18th person in baseball history to manage 3,000 career games, joining active (or recently active) skippers Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox, Joe Torre, and Lou Piniella in the club.
Leyland has had a winning record in four of his five seasons in Detroit while winning the AL pennant in 2006, and previously won three division titles in Pittsburgh and a World Series in Florida, but along with Connie Mack, Bucky Harris, and Gene Mauch he’s one of just four managers with 3,000-plus games and a losing record.
Dusty Baker figures to join the 3,000 club in late 2012 and Bruce Bochy is in line for 3,000 career games in mid-2013.

  1. BC - Sep 20, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Joe Torre hasn’t managed 3000 games?

  2. GoGigantos - Sep 20, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    the big headed guy in SF,,,, I hope he gets to that milestone somewhere else, unless of course he gets it done here,,,,,,, win or go away, win or I hate you, thankless job it is,, play some of the youngsters or go away,,, win or go away,,, Chi town looks good for you big headed one,, damn, GoGigantos or die,,,

  3. Detroit Michael - Sep 20, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    See the first sentence of the blog post.

  4. BC - Sep 20, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    Ah. Much better. Thank you.

  5. Omega - Sep 20, 2010 at 5:18 PM

    Ole Jimmy there looks like he is feeling every one of those 3k games too….

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