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Leyland proud of Pirates turning the corner

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CHICAGO -- The Pirates' 82nd win of the season on Monday night earned them their first winning season since Jim Leyland was their manager back in 1992. Few outside of Pittsburgh might have been much happier for them.

"That was my first Major League job. I live there. That's my home," Leyland said. "Obviously, they've shown pretty good patience. It's a great story for the city. It's a great story for the franchise, which is a very historic and a very great franchise.

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"I couldn't be happier for them. I'll call [manager] Clint [Hurdle] at some point, talk to him."

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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