Jim Leyland Belts Out "Who's Your Daddy?"

Former Tigers manager Jim Leyland has a well-known love of singing, and it was a possible career path if that whole baseball thing hadn't worked out for him. A couple great moments of him singing have been captured on tape, like when he sang some of the Stylistics hit "Betcha by Golly, Wow" during a trip to the Motown… » 11/07/14 11:33am 11/07/14 11:33am

Here's Jim Leyland Cursing Out Barry Bonds For Nearly A Minute

Jim Leyland is retiring today, which means that now is as good a time as ever to look back at one of our favorite moments from his coaching career. Here he is at the Pittsburgh Pirates' spring training facility in 1991, chewing out Barry Bonds for who knows what reason. Enjoy the glorious torrent of f-bombs. » 10/21/13 10:54am 10/21/13 10:54am

Report: Jim Leyland To Step Down As Tigers Manager

According to Ken Rosenthal, Jim Leyland will step down as Tigers manager after eight years. Leyland reportedly told his players after Saturday's ALCS loss to Boston, and will make it official at a news conference later this morning. Rosenthal says Leyland told the players it was time for someone younger to do the job. » 10/21/13 10:01am 10/21/13 10:01am

Jim Leyland Smokes Out A Winner

From those who consider "old-school" a derisive term, Jim Leyland tends to get a pass because he's just plain old. He's the guy who took advantage of the power outage in Game 3 to light up a Marlboro Red in the dugout. He's the guy who, after Detroit fell 1-0 to go down in the ALCS, laid down on his couch to figure… » 10/17/13 9:28am 10/17/13 9:28am

Miguel Cabrera Ejected Mid-At-Bat In First Inning

This is ridiculous. Whatever your thoughts on decorum in baseball or whatever, one of the games best players should not be getting thrown out of the game in the first inning. Maybe if he spit on the ump. Maybe. » 9/09/13 8:35pm 9/09/13 8:35pm

A Reminder That Jim Leyland Is Old

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How Jim Leyland Gave Mariano Rivera The Perfect Moment

For all its aggressive pointlessness, the All-Star Game can do ceremony like none other. Last night was maybe the best example of that since 1999, when baseball's All-Century Team took the field at Fenway: Mariano Rivera, with just a few more months left in his singular career, had the field all to himself. » 7/17/13 9:04am 7/17/13 9:04am

Jim "Jimbo" Leyland Was The Most Popular Boy At His High School 50…

Jim Leyland held court for the media today at baseball's winter meetings, and by all indications, he put on quite a show. Craig Calcaterra over at Hardball Talk has all of the highlights—Leyland on the World Baseball Classic: "I support it because the Commissioner gets mad when I say I don't support it"—but toward the… » 12/05/12 7:10pm 12/05/12 7:10pm

Jim Leyland Was Righteously Pissed At Some Terrible Umpiring

In the second inning of yesterday's matinee in Boston, Mike Aviles struck out. Well, he should have struck out. He swung and missed and everything. But the home plate umpire ruled that catcher Gerald Laird had short-hopped the catch, and on his second try, Aviles stroked an RBI single. It would lead to a three-run… » 5/29/12 2:15pm 5/29/12 2:15pm

Calvin Johnson Goes Yard At Comerica Park

Fine, it was during batting practice—if you want to get technical about it—but impressive nonetheless for the Lions freakishly talented wide receiver. According to Johnson his power display was no fluke, he was approached by the Reds while in high school before he committed to Georgia Tech and football quickly took… » 5/19/12 9:31am 5/19/12 9:31am

This Evening: Jim Leyland Did Not Have A Hard-On, But...

Your p.m. roundup for Oct. 10, the day we got bored and chopped at a few trees because it sure beats drinkin'. Photo via Mocksession. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. » 10/10/11 7:10pm 10/10/11 7:10pm

Jim Leyland Is Finally Wearing A Fresh Pair Of Underwear

At some point during the Tigers' 12-game win streak, we unfortunately learned this week, manager Jim Leyland and hitting coach Lloyd McClendon stopped changing their underwear. Detroit lost to the A's 6-1 last night—still a partial victory for everyone else in the Tigers clubhouse. » 9/16/11 12:10pm 9/16/11 12:10pm

The Tax Man's Charges Against Lenny Dykstra Actually Involve A Kitchen…

Your morning roundup for April 16, the day Ralphie turns 40, making a whole lot of people question their very mortality, their confidence as fra-gee-lay as a leglamp. » 4/16/11 9:30am 4/16/11 9:30am

How To End A Relationship Via One Half-Assed Marriage Proposal

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 8/19/10 9:15am 8/19/10 9:15am

Only Death Or Golfing Can Take Down Jim Leyland

Leyland's pinky toe was broken after Gene Lamont ran over his foot with a golf cart. Leyland proceeded to gnaw the toe off to keep from missing a smoke break. [Detroit News] » 2/25/10 2:00am 2/25/10 2:00am

Can You Handle A Shirtless Jim Leyland?

The 64-year-old Detroit Tigers manager shows off his pecs to the delight of one really annoying lady. (Activate mute buttons.) Luckily, the camera was miles away from the rippling manflesh so you're spared from the hi-def goodness. [Detroit4Lyfe] » 7/29/09 3:00pm 7/29/09 3:00pm

Tigers Manager Bears Strong Resemblance To Average Tigers Fan

It would appear that Jim Leyland has a body double in Detroit, but then, any middle-aged, gray-haired dude with sunlasses, a Tigers hat and a mustache will probably end up looking like Jim Leyland. [Detroit 4 Lyfe] » 7/27/09 12:50pm 7/27/09 12:50pm