Jim Leyland to manage at USA Baseball at 2017 World Classic

Former Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland is one of the most legendary coaches in all of baseball. After spending 22 years in the league and retiring in 2013, he is returning to the diamond for one last run.

FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reported that Leyland will return to coach the USA baseball team at 2017 World Classic. He seems to be pretty excited about his run with the team next summer.

I’ll definitely be ready,” Leyland, a three-time MLB manager of the year, told Morosi. “I’m never going to manage again after this. I didn’t think I’d manage this, either. But when I was asked, I could not turn this down. Not from an ego standpoint, but it’s the honor of being asked to manage for your country.​”

Jim Leyland led the Florida Marlins to the World Series championship in 1997 and took the Detroit Tigers to the World Series in both 2006 and 2012. Could he make history by leading the USA to their first World Baseball Classic championship?

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