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  • Leyland Hires Van Slyke as Coach

    Fills out his coaching staff with ex-Pirates including Lloyd McClenden as bullpen coach

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    Leyland hires Van Slyke as coach
    Associated Press
    10/11/2005

    DETROIT -- New Detroit manager Jim Leyland took his Pittsburgh connection to the extreme Tuesday by filling out his coaching staff with five others who also wore Pirates uniforms.

    Like Leyland, two of them -- Lloyd McClendon and Gene Lamont -- were former Pittsburgh managers. McClendon will run the bullpen and Lamont will be the third base coach.

    Former Pirates players Rafael Belliard, Don Slaught and Andy Van Slyke also were hired. Belliard was added as infield coach, Slaught as hitting coach and Van Slyke as first base, outfield and baserunning coach.

    McClendon, also a former Pittsburgh player, spent the past five seasons as Pirates manager before being fired Sept. 6. He previously worked as the organization's minor league hitting coordinator in 1996 and was major league hitting coach for the next four seasons.Advertisement


    Lamont joins the Tigers after managing Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2005. A veteran of 31 professional seasons, he was Detroit's first-round selection in the June 1965 draft.

    Lamont played in 87 games over five seasons with the Tigers. He spent eight seasons as manager of the Chicago White Sox (1992-95) and Pittsburgh (1997-2000).

    Belliard spent the past six seasons as a roving minor league infielder instructor in the Atlanta Braves' organization. He played 17 seasons in the major leagues with Pittsburgh and Atlanta.

    Slaught spent 16 seasons as a catcher with Kansas City, Texas, the New York Yankees, the Pirates, California, the White Sox and San Diego.

    Van Slyke was a three-time All-Star selection and won five NL Gold Glove awards. He played 13 seasons with St. Louis, the Pirates, Baltimore and Philadelphia.

    Leyland was hired Oct. 4 to succeed Alan Trammell, let go after three seasons as Tigers manager. Leyland managed Pittsburgh from 1986-96, the Florida Marlins from 1997-98 and the Colorado Rockies in 1999. The Marlins won the 1997 World Series.

    The Tigers said they will continue the search for a pitching coach to finalize the staff. [/b][/quote]
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  • #2
    Nsane just became a Tigers fan....

    "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
    Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
    -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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    • #3
      Settling all of his gambling debts I see.

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      • #4
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        The Tigers said they will continue the search for a pitching coach to finalize the staff. [/b][/quote]

        I guess Bob Walk wasn't available.
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        • #5
          QUOTE(ElviswasaBluesFan @ Oct 11 2005, 04:50 PM) Quoted post

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          The Tigers said they will continue the search for a pitching coach to finalize the staff. [/b][/quote]

          I guess Bob Walk wasn't available.
          [/b][/quote]

          Stan Belinda?

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          • #6
            QUOTE(backstop @ Oct 11 2005, 04:52 PM) Quoted post

            QUOTE(ElviswasaBluesFan @ Oct 11 2005, 04:50 PM) Quoted post

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            The Tigers said they will continue the search for a pitching coach to finalize the staff. [/b][/quote]

            I guess Bob Walk wasn't available.
            [/b][/quote]

            Stan Belinda?
            [/b][/quote]

            Denny McClain?
            RIP Chris Jones 1971-2009
            You'll never be forgotten.

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            • #7
              That looks to me like a good coaching staff to have around.

              Now we'll get to see if the players are really worth a shit.
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              • #8
                QUOTE(*007* @ Oct 11 2005, 04:49 PM) Quoted post

                Nsane just became a Tigers fan....
                [/b][/quote]

                [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img] Not quite, but I'll prolly pay a little more attention to that team...it's going to be hard, cause they suck.

                I'll make do [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wub.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img]
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                Originally posted by Airshark
                NSane has already won - because the Sharks are well and truly ef'ed.

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                • #9
                  QUOTE(JWB @ Oct 11 2005, 05:00 PM) Quoted post

                  QUOTE(backstop @ Oct 11 2005, 04:52 PM) Quoted post

                  QUOTE(ElviswasaBluesFan @ Oct 11 2005, 04:50 PM) Quoted post

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                  The Tigers said they will continue the search for a pitching coach to finalize the staff. [/b][/quote]

                  I guess Bob Walk wasn't available.
                  [/b][/quote]

                  Stan Belinda?
                  [/b][/quote]

                  Denny McClain?
                  [/b][/quote]


                  If Leyland wants to bring back a former Tiger, he should look no further than Jack Morris!

                  Note to the HOF voters, forget McGwire in '07, vote in Jack Morris.

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, but did Morris ever slam a case of Pepsi before every start?
                    RIP Chris Jones 1971-2009
                    You'll never be forgotten.

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                    • #11
                      QUOTE(JWB @ Oct 11 2005, 05:00 PM) Quoted post

                      QUOTE(backstop @ Oct 11 2005, 04:52 PM) Quoted post

                      QUOTE(ElviswasaBluesFan @ Oct 11 2005, 04:50 PM) Quoted post

                      QUOTE
                      The Tigers said they will continue the search for a pitching coach to finalize the staff. [/b][/quote]

                      I guess Bob Walk wasn't available.
                      [/b][/quote]

                      Stan Belinda?
                      [/b][/quote]

                      Denny McClain?
                      [/b][/quote]
                      Of course you do.

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                      • #12
                        QUOTE(ShortHop @ Oct 11 2005, 05:34 PM) Quoted post

                        QUOTE(JWB @ Oct 11 2005, 05:00 PM) Quoted post

                        QUOTE(backstop @ Oct 11 2005, 04:52 PM) Quoted post

                        QUOTE(ElviswasaBluesFan @ Oct 11 2005, 04:50 PM) Quoted post

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                        The Tigers said they will continue the search for a pitching coach to finalize the staff. [/b][/quote]

                        I guess Bob Walk wasn't available.
                        [/b][/quote]

                        Stan Belinda?
                        [/b][/quote]

                        Denny McClain?
                        [/b][/quote]

                        [/b][/quote]

                        RIP Chris Jones 1971-2009
                        You'll never be forgotten.

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                        • #13
                          QUOTE(ShortHop @ Oct 11 2005, 05:34 PM) Quoted post

                          QUOTE(JWB @ Oct 11 2005, 05:00 PM) Quoted post

                          QUOTE(backstop @ Oct 11 2005, 04:52 PM) Quoted post

                          QUOTE(ElviswasaBluesFan @ Oct 11 2005, 04:50 PM) Quoted post

                          QUOTE
                          The Tigers said they will continue the search for a pitching coach to finalize the staff. [/b][/quote]

                          I guess Bob Walk wasn't available.
                          [/b][/quote]

                          Stan Belinda?
                          [/b][/quote]

                          Denny McClain?
                          [/b][/quote]

                          [/b][/quote]


                          He looks like Howard Stern in the beginning of his career, in the movie, PRIVATE PARTS.... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

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                          • #14
                            If any manager can make a real difference there its Leyland.
                            Go Cards ...12 in 13.


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                            • #15
                              Will they be hitting for God?
                              From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.

                              For more than 20 years I have endeavored-indeed, I have struggled-along with a majority of this Court, to develop procedural & substantive rules that would lend more than the mere appearance of fairness to the death penalty endeavor.


                              I feel morally and intellectually obligated simply to concede that the death penalty experiment has failed.

                              The path the Court has chosen lessens us all. I dissent.

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