Ron Gardenhire Retires After 16 Years as Manager

Ron Gardenhire Retires After 16 Years as Manager

Throughout the 2020 MLB Season, the Detroit Tigers had made progress despite the 21-29 record proving that Detroit is a team filled with young talent. Although the team has young talent and potential, Detroit will now be without manager Ron Gardenhire. On Saturday, Detroit Tigers General Manager Al Avila announced that Gardenhire has retired after 16 years as a manager in the MLB due to health concerns. With Gardenhire retired, the team will turn to Lloyd McClendon as manager for the rest of the season. Gardenhire was brought in as the Detroit Tigers manager in the off-season of the 2017 season after spending the 2017 season on the Arizona Diamondbacks coaching staff.

Even though Gardenhire was hired in 2018 by Detroit, he made his presence known with the Minnesota Twins from 2002-2014. In his tenure with Minnesota, Ron Gardenhire had a record of  1,068-1,039 bringing Minnesota to the playoffs six times including a trip to the ALCS in 2006. In Minnesota, Gardenhire finished with the the second-most wins in franchise history and becoming one of 25 managers to win 1,000 games with one team. During his time in Detroit, Gardenhire had a record of 132-241.

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