Jim Leyland is one of the recognized and respected names in the American Baseball history. The retired manager of Major League Baseball Jim has made some major contribution during the span of course of his career. Being the key person to lead Florida Marlins to a World Series, Leyland definitely is the man with extraordinary talents. During his tenure in Pittsburg Pirates, the team won straight division title for three times continuously in the year 1990, 1991 and 1992. As the manager of team, Leyland had always focused on the prosperity and success of the team. It’s only because of his vision and hard work that the team under his leadership has always come up with outstanding performance and awards. Because of his good managerial skills, he has been one of the searched and award winning team manager in the history. It was in 2006 after the victory of Tigers in 2006 American League Championship Series that led to rank himself in the 7th position as the manager to win the banner in National as well as American Leagues. His contribution has been honored with several prestigious awards and accolades including Manager of the Year Award for three times. He won the title twice in his tenure in National League from the year 1990to 1992 & one in American League in 2006. As for his talented skills and hard working he was offered with good amount of fortune. Therefore, she was able to manage 15 million dollar net worth.
Jim Leyland was born on 15 December 1944 as James Richard Leyland in Perrysburg in Ohio in United States. Starting his career in 21 September 1963 with Tigers as their catcher, Leyland spent seven seasons in the organization as their minor leaguer. He left Tigers in 1982 after he was appointed as the third base coach in Tony La Russa’s for their four seasons from the year 1982-1985. He was named as the Pittsburgh Pirates manager in 20th November 1985 becoming the organizations 33rd manager. He had successfully leaded the team for a decade starting from the year 1986 ending to 1996. He has been the man behind the stage to develop All-Stars like Jay Bell, Bobby Bonilla, Barry Bonds and Andy Van Slyke. Beside that he has also been the manager of Florida Marlins, Colorado Rockies, and Detroit Tigers. Though he retired in 2013, his work is still as inspiration for the many newcomers.
Owner of the outstanding baseball resume, Jim has the win loss record of 1769-1728. With the standing height of 5ft 11 inches, Jim weighs 175 Ibs. He is definitely one of the most talked about and demanded managers of his time. Having the extraordinary talent and skill, he has been the manager of four prestigious teams. With the unique style of total no nonsense takes no crap, he has proved himself as the terrific manager. Taking about his personal biography and relation, he is a married guy who definitely is not a gay. Jim is married to beautiful Katie Leyland. Katie is much younger than Jim whom she met after she was hired by the Pittsburg Pirates prior completing her college. The couple dated for a year before they tied knot. The marriage ceremony of the beautiful pair took on the 27th November 1987 when Katie was 26 and Jim in the 42 years of his age. The couple is blessed with the two children as the son Patrick and Kellie after one disappointing miscarriage. The children as well as family were mostly raised in the Pittsburgh. Jim’s son Patrick is currently associated with Detroit Tiger’s as their Minor League Baseball Catcher.
The more and additional information about him can be acquired from his personal as well as official websites. His bio is also available on the wiki. Following him on Twitter and face book fan page can help fan to be close with his personal nature. His quotes are also available in the FamousQuotes.com.