Tigers re-sign Leyland after Series defeat

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Oct 31 2012 02:59 PM | Updated as of Oct 31 2012 10:59 PM

DETROIT, Michigan - The Detroit Tigers are sticking with manager Jim Leyland for another season, despite being swept out of baseball's World Series by the San Francisco Giants in four games.

The team said Tuesday it had agreed with Leyland on a one-year contract extension for 2013.

Leyland guided the Tigers to their second straight American League Central division crown this year, making him just the second manager to lead Detroit to three post-season berths.

The 67-year-old is the longest-tenured active manager in the majors, having managed 21 seasons in the big leagues.

He guided the Florida Marlins to a World Series title in 1997.

He couldn't do the same with the Tigers this year. After they swept the New York Yankees out of the American League Championship Series they lost four straight games to San Francisco, the Giants completing the World Series sweep on Sunday.

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