After six years away from the dugout Jim Leyland is hired to manage the Detroit TigersOn October 4, 2005, after six years away from the dugout, Jim Leyland is hired to manage the Detroit Tigers. Leyland replaces Alan Trammell, who was fired at the end of the season. In 1997, Leyland guided the Florida Marlins to a World Series title, and in Pittsburgh in the 1990s, he had won three division titles.