Tuesday, November 6, 2018
6:30–9:30 p.m.


Chateau Briand
440 Old Country Road
Carle Place, NY 11514

Athletics Fall Cocktail Reception featuring Jim Leyland

The Adelphi University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics annually hosts a Fall Kick-Off Cocktail Party at the Chateau Briand in Carle Place, NY.

The event was started in 2008 and has been a success each year raising funds for Adelphi University and the Athletics Department. 

2018 Featured Guest: This year will include special guest, Jim Leyland with host Ed Randall of WFAN’s “Talking Baseball”

Ticket Information
$100 – Individual
$900 – Corporate Leadership Table (10)

» Purchase tickets online 

Or contact Vinny Amodeo at or 516.877.4241.

Jim Leyland

Becoming the first manager to win a World Series and World Baseball Classic title, Jim Leyland has over 4 decades of coaching experience under his belt. His longest tenures were held with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1986-1996) and Detroit Tigers (2006-2013), with his World Series title captured in his short stint with the Florida Marlins in 1997, defeating the Cleveland Indians 4-3 in a best-of-7.

Leyland took the Tigers to the World Series in his first season at the helm, dropping that series in five to the Cardinals. He was the National League Manager of the Year, twice (1990, 1992), as well as securing an American League Manager of the Year Award (2006). Leyland also was given Sporting News Manager of the Year on four separate occasions throughout his career (1988, 1990, 1992, 2006).

In the early portion of his career, Leyland went straight from a seven year minor league stint to coaching in the same organization that gave him his first opportunity in the league (Detroit Tigers). Serving as manager, first of the Clinton Pilots in 1972, he was able to advance in his career and eventually win two division titles for the Evansville Triplets in the American Association. He then left to serve as Tony La Russa’s third base coach on the Chicago White Sox for four seasons (1982-85), which included an AL West division title in 1983.

Leyland was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in Detroit on May 30, 2017. His son, Pat Leyland, was drafted by the Tigers in 2010 and also played for the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles organizations.