Jim Leyland is announcing his retirement from baseball

After seeing Prince Fielder bellyflop at third base, Jim Leyland has decided it's time to retire

10/21/13 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Oct 17, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland addresses the media prior to game five of the American League Championship Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsAccording to multiple sources, the Tigers are holding a news conference at 11:30 a.m. today to announce that manager Jim Leyland is stepping down.

Leyland is 68 years old, and just finished his 8th season with the Tigers. He has managed 22 seasons total in MLB, and has an overall record of 1769-1728, for a .506 winning percentage.

With the Tigers, he went 700-597 in 8 seasons, and his Tigers won the AL Central the past three years.

Reportedly, he's leaving so the Tigers can hire someone younger for the job. But I'm pretty convinced that he just never wants to see something like this again:

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