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Legendary Manager Punches His Ticket To Cooperstown

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Sunday night during the Winter Meetings, the Hall of Fame's Contemporary Baseball Era Non-Players Committee announced that legendary manager, Jim Leyland, has been elected into the Hall of Fame as part of the 2024 class.

 

Here was the finishing voting results:


  1. Jim Leyland: 15 votes (93.8%)

  2. Lou Piniella: 11 votes (68.8%)

  3. Bill White: 10 votes (62.5%)

  4. All others received fewer than five votes


Via CBS Sports

 

Leyland comes in 18th all-time with 1,769 managerial wins. His resume speaks for himself. Leyland spent ten seasons with the Pirates (86'-96'), two seasons with the Marlins (97'-98'), one season with the Rockies (99'), and eight seasons with the Tigers (06'-13').


Along with his long history of managing, his accomplishments are just as impressive. He won the World Series in 1997, had three World Series appearances (97', 06', 12'), and won manager of the year three times (90', 92', 06').


Leyland led his teams with his heart on his sleeve and always brought the competitive fire. Cooperstown was the last destination for Jim Leyland and his election is well deserved. Leyland will join the players who get elected in the 2024 class and their careers will forever be appreciated in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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