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    JIMJIM LEYLANDLEYLAND Born: December 15, 1944 Opening Day Age: 64

    Birthplace: Toledo, OH Residence: Pittsburgh, PA

    Bats/Throws: R/R Height/Weight: 6-0/180

    Signed Through: 2009

    MANAGER - 10MANAGER - 10 Named the 36th manager in Tigers history on October 4, 2005...a veteran of 45 years in professional baseball, he returns to the organization that originally signed him as a catcher on September 21, 1963. • Tabbed the American League Manager of the Year by both the BBWAA and The Sporting News in 2006 after guiding

    the Tigers to the franchise’s first playoff berth since 1987 -- joined Sparky Anderson (1984, 1987) as the only other club manager to garner the award from the BBWAA...selected the Major League Manager of the Year by Baseball America.

    • Joined the American League’s All-Star squad as a coach for the final All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium in 2008, his fifth appearance (twice as the manager, three times as a coach) at the All-Star Game.

    • Served as the American League’s manager at the 78th Major League Baseball All-Star Game at AT&T Park in San Francisco in 2007 -- served as the National League’s manager at the 69th Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Coors Field in Colorado in 1998...served as a coach for the National League squad in both 1991 and 1994 while managing the Pirates.

    • Named the best manager in the American League by Baseball America in both 2006 and 2007...tabbed the third-best manager in the league by the publication in 2008.

    • Prior to his appointment as the Tigers manager, he served for six seasons (2000-05) as a major league scout for the St. Louis Cardinals -- scouted National League clubs from PNC Park and American League clubs from Jacobs Field.

    • Previously served 14 seasons as a manager at the major league level with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1986-96), Florida Marlins (1997-98) and Colorado Rockies (1999).

    • Won three straight National League East Division championships with the Pirates (1990-92)...advanced to the post- season with the Marlins as the National League’s wild card winner in 1997 -- advanced past San Francisco and Atlanta in the playoffs to defeat Cleveland to claim the World Series title.

    • Named the National League Manager of the Year by the BBWAA twice during his career, 1990 and 1992...earned the same honor from The Sporting News three times during his career, 1988, 1990 and 1992.

    • Earned his 1,000th career win as a major league manager on April 15, 1999, as the Rockies defeated San Diego 6-4 at Coors Field.

    • Served as Tony LaRussa’s third base coach for four seasons (1982-85) with the Chicago White Sox before being named the 33rd manager in Pirates history on November 20, 1985...managed two games for the White Sox while LaRussa was suspended in 1985, winning the first game and losing the second.

    • Managed for 11 seasons at the minor league level in the Tigers organization (1971-81), advancing to the post-season six times and claiming his respective league championship three times.

    • Selected as the manager of the year in the Florida State League in both 1977-78 and in the American Association in 1979.

    • Served as a coach for Rocky Mount in the first half of the 1971 season before receiving his first managerial experience with Bristol that same season.

    • Spent six seasons as minor league catcher in the Tigers organization (1964-69) before serving as a coach at Montgomery in 1970 -- appeared in two games as a player with Montgomery in 1970.

    • In recognition of his accomplishments in 1990, he won the Dapper Dan Man of the Year Award, an annual honor given to a Pittsburgh sports figure for outstanding achievement on a national level.

    • A native of Perrysburg, OH, he lettered in football, basketball and baseball at Perrysburg High School...the school’s baseball field is named after Leyland...was inducted into Perrysburg High School’s Hall of Fame on February 2, 2007.

    • Actively participates with Tigers Dreams Come True and the Detroit Tigers Autographed Memorabilia Donation Program, annually meets with a select group of G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) graduates, served as a spokesman for Major League Baseball’s Father’s Day program to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation, served as a spokesman for the “Be A Tiger for Kids” ticket fundraising program in partnership with Cornerstone Schools Association and participated in the Tigers Winter Caravan.

    • He, his wife Katie and their two children Patrick (10/11/91) and Kellie (6/23/93) reside in Pittsburgh, PA during the off- season...his brother, Tom, is a retired Catholic priest and he performed Jim and Katie’s wedding ceremony in November of 1987.

    Year Club AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E 1964 Cocoa .231 24 52 2 12 15 1 1 0 4 1 1 3 13 7 1 0 .406 .288 3

    Lakeland .194 52 129 8 25 27 0 1 0 8 1 0 2 18 33 1 0 .302 .209 6 1965 Jamestown .237 82 211 18 50 64 7 2 1 21 1 0 0 37 44 2 1 .351 .303 4 1966 Rocky Mount .243 67 173 24 42 48 6 0 0 16 4 0 3 32 35 0 0 .370 .277 1 1967 Montgomery .234 62 171 11 40 46 3 0 1 16 4 0 1 16 27 0 0 .303 .269 6 1968 Montgomery .193 81 264 19 51 57 3 0 1 20 2 1 1 14 54 2 1 .236 .216 4 1969 Montgomery .205 16 39 1 8 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 .279 .205 3

    Lakeland .240 60 179 20 43 54 8 0 1 16 2 0 2 31 17 0 0 .358 .302 4 1970 Montgomery .000 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 1 MINOR LEAGUE TOTALS .222 446 1221 103 271 319 28 4 4 102 15 2 12 165 224 6 2 .320 .261 32

    RECORD AS A PLAYER

    Year Club League W L Pct. Position Games +/- 1971 Bristol Appalachian 31 35 .470 Third -6.0 1972 Clinton Midwest 22 41 .349 Fifth - 1st half -17.0

    27 36 .429 Fourth - 2nd half -13.0 1973 Clinton Midwest 36 26 .581 Second - 1st half -6.0

    37 25 .597 First - 2nd half +1.0 1974 Montgomery Southern 61 76 .445 Third -12.0 1975 Clinton Midwest 29 31 .483 Fourth - 1st half -6.0

    38 30 .559 Second - 2nd half -6.5 1976 Lakeland Florida State 74 64 .536 Second -3.0 1977 Lakeland Florida State 85 53 .616 First +2.5 1978 Lakeland Florida State 31 38 .449 Fourth - 1st half -12.0

    47 22 .681 First - 2nd half +6.5 1979 Evansville American Association 78 58 .574 First +5.0 1980 Evansville American Association 61 74 .452 Second -13.5 1981 Evansville American Association 73 63 .537 First +7.0 1986 Pittsburgh National 64 98 .395 Sixth -44.0 1987 Pittsburgh National 80 82 .494 Fourth -15.0 1988 Pittsburgh National 85 75 .531 Second -15.0 1989 Pittsburgh National 74 88 .457 Fifth -19.0 1990 Pittsburgh National 95 67 .586 First +4.0 1991 Pittsburgh National 98 64 .605 First +14.0 1992 Pittsburgh National 96 66 .593 First +9.0 1993 Pittsburgh National 75 87 .463 Fifth -22.0 1994 Pittsburgh National 53 61 .465 Third -13.0 1995 Pittsburgh National 58 86 .403 Fifth -27.0 1996 Pittsburgh National 73 89 .451 Fifth -15.0 1997 Florida National 92 70 .568 Second -9.0 1998 Florida National 54 108 .333 Fifth -52.0 1999 Colorado National 72 90 .444 Fifth -28.0 2006 DETROIT American 95 67 .586 Second -1.0 2007 DETROIT American 88 74 .543 Second -8.0 2008 DETROIT American 74 88 .457 Fifth -14.0 MAJOR LEAGUE TOTALS 1326 1360 .494 (17 Seasons) —— MINOR LEAGUE TOTALS 730 672 .521 (11 Seasons) ——

    RECORD AS A MANAGER

    ELEVEN ELEVEN TIGERS MANAGERS HATIGERS MANAGERS HAVE BEEN EX-CAVE BEEN EX-CATCHERSTCHERS Since 1901, the Tigers have had 36 different managers and 11 of those managers have been former major league

    catchers. They include Luis Pujols, Les Moss, Ralph Houk, Joe Schultz, Bob Swift, Bob Scheffing, Jack Tighe, Steve O’Neill, Del Baker, Mickey Cochrane and George Stallings. There have been three Tigers managers who never played in the majors — Ed Barrow, Bill Armour and Jim Leyland. Of the remaining 22 managers, two were pitchers, four were outfielders and 16 were infielders in their playing days.

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    RAFAELRAFAEL BELLIARDBELLIARD Born: October 24, 1961 Opening Day Age: 47

    Birthplace: Pueblo Nuevo, DR Residence: Boca Raton, FL

    Bats/Throws: R/R Height/Weight: 5-6/160

    INFIELD COACH - 17INFIELD COACH - 17 A veteran of 17 seasons at the major league level as an infielder, he was named the Tigers infield coach on October 11, 2005. • Prior to joining the Tigers coaching staff, he spent six seasons (2000-05) as a roving minor league infield instructor for

    the Atlanta Braves. • His playing career spanned 20 seasons (1980-99) after he signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates as a non-drafted free

    agent on July 30, 1980. • Compiled a .977 fielding percentage during his major league career, seeing action at second base, third base and

    shortstop. • Was a member of eight division-winning teams during his major league career with Pittsburgh (1990) and Atlanta

    (1991-93, 1995-98)...was a member of the Braves World Series Championship club in 1995. • Concluded his playing career with Albany-Colonie of the independent Northern League in 1999. • Actively participates with Tigers Dreams Come True and participate