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Father Thomas Leyland proud of brother's legacy

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Perrysburg native Jim Leyland announced he was stepping down as manager of the Detroit Tigers on Monday.

We caught up with his brother, Father Thomas Leyland. He says he hasn't had the chance to talk with Jim, but watched the announcement on TV.

He says he thinks Jim was both professional and kind and that his emotion shows how important the Tigers program has been to him.

He says it's difficult to watch his brother's career come to an end and that he's beyond proud of what Jim has accomplished.

He's anxious to get his brother on the phone and see how he's doing.

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