Tigers skipper Jim Leyland has been a Major League manager for many years…but did you know there are two Jim Leylands?
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Actually there is only one. But as you can see in the photos above, a Comerica Park security man is a dead ringer for the Detroit skipper. On the left, Jim Leyland visits with Royals Bench Coach John Gibbons and Manager Trey Hillman. On the right is John (didn’t get his last name). He has the same glasses and mustache. Apparently the “Leyland look” is all the rage in the Motor City.
Here’s proof that Jim and John are not the same person. Leyland leans over the railing, talking with Dave Owen and Gibbons (below with catchers mitt). You can see security man John standing watch behind the railing to the right.
So we salute John. No, he doesn’t have a multi-million dollar contract like his lookalike Jim Leyland. But he could prove valuable to the home team. Next time Leyland gets thrown out of a game, perhaps John would lend Leyland his shorts. The Tiger skipper could stay in the game, incognito. And his disguise would be a LOT more convincing than Bobby Valentine’s was years ago…