Leyland gets his wish: Two more years in Motown

Updated: October 2, 2007, 4:04 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- The man who helped restore the Detroit Tigers' roar will be with the team for an extra year.

Manager Jim Leyland got what he wanted Tuesday when the Tigers extended his contract by one year, keeping him in the dugout through the 2009 season.

Leyland said last week he planned to meet with Tigers president Dave Dombrowski the day after the season and hoped to drive home to Pittsburgh knowing he had two years on his deal.

"We are very happy with the ...

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