Jim Leyland & History

by Stephen Jones

At eighteen he committed himself
to baseball . . . for fifty years.

Detroit should be grateful.
He didn’t fail stadium fans —
their team’s porous bats did
like unidentified blips
on baseball’s radar screen.

Mr. Leyland deserved better.


Published in Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers, Free Verse, Miami Marlins, Pittsburgh Pirates | Link to this poem | 1 Comment

Jim Leyland & History: 1 Comment

  1. Jay Kenny wrote,

    Leyland was a Tiger’s tiger and a Pirate skipper, as well. A great manager with a keen eye and a level head. Sayonara, Leyland-san!

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