His biography is an interesting read on how a manager can affect teams to have a winning nature for successive seasons. Jim Leylands baseball career started as a “catcher” with the Detroit Tigers, in 1963. In 1970, he served a trainer for the Montgomery Rebels and so his career in baseball got transformed from truly being a player to truly being a trainer and manager. His elevation to really being a major league baseball manager occurred in November 1985, when he was named the supervisor for Pittsburg Pirates, and continued with that standing for a decade. During this period he led the Pittsburg Pirates to several triumphs. In 1997, Florida Marlins hired him as their manager and Jim directed the franchise to win their first World Series tournament. With the triumph, the Florida Marlins, became the most rapid expansion series to win a world championship. The franchise was only five years into its existence. He was later hired by Colorado Rockies in 1999, but it was just for a year after which he stop being a supervisor. Life came a complete circuit and in 2003 he was named the manager for the Detroit Tigers. That is where he’d spent the early part of his baseball career, 18 years in total. In 2006, he led the Detroit Tigers to a 95-67 record, the teams greatest since 1987. He also directed the team to win pennnats in both major leagues and was given the 2006 Manager of the Year. Five years afterwards, he led the Detroit Tigers to win the American League Central Division for three straight years (2011, 2012 and 2013). In 2013, he retired from handling the Detroit Tigers but continued to be their special helper. Jim Leyland was married to Joanna Develop in 1976. On the other hand, the union ended in a divorce after 13 months and the couple split in 1977. He married his present wife Katie Leyland in 1987 when he was the Pittsburg Pirates manager and she’d only joined the team right after school. When they wed Jim was 42 and Katie was 28. They now have two kids. Kelly Leyland and Patrick Leyland. Adding up his wages and contracts his net worth is estimated to be $15Million dollars. In the baseball circuits, Jim Leyland is regarded as a “no nonsense” and “no junk” supervisor. His contribution to the many teams he led and managed are going to be really respectful for years.