Served as manager of the Minnesota Twins from 2002 to 2014 and was named manager of the Detroit Tigers in October 2017. He played in the MLB as a shortstop from 1981 to 1985 with the New York Mets.
He played college baseball at the University of Texas at Austin.
He received the 2010 AL Manager-of-the-Year Award.
He had three children: a son named Toby and daughters Tiffany and Tara.
He finished second in the Manager-of-the-Year voting for a fifth time in 2009, tying him with legendary manager Tony LaRussa in second-place finishes.