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  Al Leiter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alois Terry "Al" Leiter [lighter] (born October 23, 1965 in Toms River, New Jersey), is a retired Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who played with the New York Yankees (1987-89, 2005), the Florida Marlins (1996-97, 2005), the Toronto Blue Jays (1989-95) and the New York Mets (1998-2004).
Leiter has worked in the broadcast booth for FOX during the playoffs in the past several seasons, mainly to provide in-depth analysis of various pitchers.
Leiter had five pitches: fastball, cutter, slider, change, and a curveball which he did not use very often.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Al_Leiter   (614 words)

 Al Leiter | BaseballLibrary.com
Leiter signed a lucrative three-year deal with the Florida Marlins in December 1995, citing his desire to play closer to home.
As part of the club's post-season dismantling, Leiter was traded to the New York Mets on February 6, 1998 in a package deal that sent the Marlins minor-league pitcher A.J. Burnett.
Leiter (6—2), using mostly fast balls, is in control all the way, and retires five batters in the 8th and 9th innings on just one pitch each.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/L/Leiter_Al.stm   (1413 words)

 Beyond Balls and Strikes, Location Matters to Leiter - New York Times
Leiter, who will make his second start for the Yankees on Friday against the Los Angeles Angels, has pitched in the majors for 19 seasons, growing with the Toronto Blue Jays after a trade from the Yankees, then enjoying success with the Florida Marlins before flourishing with the Mets for seven years.
Leiter was 3-7 with a 6.64 earned run average in the first half, and he struggled to understand what was happening.
Leiter's success with the Marlins, in 1996 and 1997, was at a different point in his career.
www.nytimes.com /2005/07/22/sports/baseball/22leiter.html?ex=1279684800&en=39a9f5c2004c2a21&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (1001 words)

 Al Leiter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Leiter, 16-8 with a 3.20 ERA during the regular season, was instrumental in helping the Mets advance to the postseason for the second year in a row.
Al's sportsmanship, enthusiasm for the game and dedication to his community have set him apart as someone who exemplifies the endearing spirit of Roberto Clemente.
The Leiters also distribute Mets tickets to numerous youth groups, including Happiness is Camping -- a camp for kids with cancer; Exodus House -- a school for advanced students in Harlem; and the Ronald McDonald House.
www.robertoclemente21.com /RCMOTY/Al_Leiter/al_leiter.html   (968 words)

 KFFL - Al Leiter, RP, Retired Players
New York Yankees P Al Leiter was selected to the preliminary 60-man roster of Team USA for the World Baseball Classic, according to the Associated Press.
Florida Marlins P Al Leiter, who had been demoted to the bullpen earlier in the week, will start Sunday, June 19 against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, in place of injured P Josh Beckett, according to Ken Peters of the Associated Press.
The Sports Network reports New York Mets SP Al Leiter (head) was hit on the side of the head by a line drive after it caught a piece of his glove Saturday, April 3.
www.kffl.com /player/4826/MLB   (2010 words)

 USATODAY.com - Fantasy Sports
Leiter will go back to camp with the Yankees this year, but with fellow lefties Mike Myers and Ron Villone guaranteed roster spots, it appears unlikely that he’ll make the team.
ET Al Leiter has reportedly decided to retire after pitching the seventh inning today for the Yankees.
Leiter will attempt to make the Yankees as a reliever, but as the bullpen stands now there shouldn't be any room for him.
fantasybaseball.usatoday.com /content/player.asp?sport=MLB&id=1489   (574 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Baseball / Mets pitcher Al Leiter hit by line drive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
New York Mets pitcher Al Leiter was hit in the head by a line drive Saturday and could miss his first start of the season.
Leiter was taken to Jupiter Medical Center for a CT scan and X-rays, which were negative.
Leiter was lucid enough to call his wife and tell her he was OK.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/articles/2004/04/03/mets_pitcher_al_leiter_hit_by_line_drive?mode=PF   (735 words)

 WJLA - Marlins Designate Al Leiter for Assignment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Leiter was designated for assignment Thursday by Florida, perhaps signaling the end of a 19-year career for the left-hander who helped the Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays win World Series titles.
Leiter agreed to an $8 million, one-year contract with Florida in the offseason, but never regained the form that saw him win 27 games and a World Series ring with the Marlins in 1996 and 1997.
Leiter struggled with his control and was briefly bumped to the bullpen in his second stint with the Marlins, going 3-7 with a 6.64 ERA in 16 starts.
www.wjla.com /headlines/0705/243572.html   (756 words)

 ABC News: Al Leiter Retires, Ending 19-Year Career   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
New York Yankees pitcher Al Leiter winds up for a pitch in the seventh inning of the Yankees 2-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians, Sunday, March 19, 2006, in a spring baseball game at Legends Field in Tampa, Fla..
Leiter, who earlier in the day announced his retirement, faced one batter before leaving the mound for good.
Leiter and several Yankees had just returned from the World Baseball Classic, and New York had most of its stars for the first time since the exhibition opener.
abcnews.go.com /Sports/wireStory?id=1745356&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312   (448 words)

 In the Museum with Al Leiter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Al Leiter has used his strong left arm to pitch in the major leagues for 19 seasons.
Leiter, who started his professional baseball career as an 18-year-old minor leaguer with the nearby Oneonta Yankees in 1983, entertained other Museum guests as he took time out from his visit to discuss his career in a Special Edition Sandlot Stories presentation in the Bullpen Theater.
Leiter has accomplished much in a big league career that began in 1987 with the Yankees and has also included stops with the Blue Jays, Marlins and Mets.
www.baseballhalloffame.org /news/2005/051016.htm   (768 words)

 Minor League Ball :: Prospect Retro: Al Leiter
Al Leiter was a second round draft pick by the Yankees in 1984, out of high school in Pine Beach, New Jersey.
Giving Leiter a retrospective prospect grade, he'd be a Grade C+ or B- at this point, promising physically, slowly improving, but with no clear evidence that he was going to turn into a good pitcher.
Leiter is one of many examples which illustrate that a Grade A or Grade B pitching prospect is very, very different from a Grade A or Grade B position player.
www.minorleagueball.com /story/2005/11/10/131138/66   (943 words)

 New York Mets News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Al Leiter was 10-8 with a 3.21 ERA with the Mets last season.
Leiter already has a $7 million offer from Florida that includes a spot in the Marlins television booth upon his retirement and has spoken to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.
Leiter also landed on the disabled list with shoulder tendinitis at the end of May, the second year in a row he missed time because of injuries.
newyork.mets.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/nym/news/nym_news.jsp?ymd=20041123&content_id=916135&vkey=news_nym&fext=.jsp   (742 words)

 New York Daily News - Mets - Mets close to locking Leiter up for 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Al Leiter and the Mets are nearing an agreement to allow the southpaw to complete his career in Flushing, the Daily News has learned.
Leiter, 39, has a $10 million option for '05 with a $2 million buyout.
Leiter - who has said he intends to pitch only one more season - produced a 3.21 ERA this year, 10th best in the majors.
www.nydailynews.com /sports/baseball/mets/story/248220p-212583c.html   (417 words)

 Mimi's Insanely Obsessive Mets Page -Leiter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Our goal at Leiters' Landing is to help kids inneed, and this award is a testament to what we have been able to accomplish in a very shorttime.
Leiter, 16-8 with a 3.20 ERA during the regular season, was instrumental in helping the Metsadvance to the post-season for the second year in a row.
Al's sportsmanship,enthusiasm for the game and dedication to his community have set him apart as someone whoexemplifies the endearing spirit of Roberto Clemente.
www.barrison.net /newyorkmets/2000Mets/leiter.html   (808 words)

 The New York Times > Sports > Baseball > Mets Leaving Door Open for Yankees to Woo Leiter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When the Mets declined the $10 million option on Leiter's contract, his loyalty was tested, and when they offered him a one-year contract worth $4 million and incentives, he was unmoved.
But Leiter was frustrated last season by the implication that he had undue influence over the organization's personnel decisions, and when the two sides appeared headed for a breakup last week, the Yankees began the courting process.
Leiter is still recognized for his wicked cut fastball and his ability to work out of jams, but his age and arm trouble make him a risk.
www.nytimes.com /2004/11/24/sports/baseball/24mets.html?ex=1259038800&en=aba08edd126583c6&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland   (1134 words)

 Athlete Run-Ins: Drunken Bonding With Al Leiter - Deadspin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the spirit of the Michael Jordan run-in from earlier today comes a random running-into involving soon-to-be-retired Fox analyst Al Leiter, who, if you’ve been to On The DL recently, you know likes his booze and late nights out.
Leiter keeps apologizing and the night ends with the two hugging in the street outside of the bar.
Al Leiter is me in 20 years, except for the fact that no one will give an eighth of a damn who I am.
www.deadspin.com /sports/baseball/athlete-runins-drunken-bonding-with-al-leiter-138853.php   (501 words)

 New York Yankees : News : New York Yankees News
Al Leiter has a 3-7 record with a 6.64 ERA in 2005.
Leiter was expected to provide leadership to a relatively young Marlins rotation while offering big-game experience.
Leiter had a string of winning at least 10 games in 10 straight seasons, including a 10-8 record and 3.21 ERA for the Mets last year.
newyork.yankees.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050716&content_id=1132974&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy   (711 words)

 ESPN.com - MLB - After 19 seasons, Leiter hands ball off for final time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Al Leiter waves farewell to a 19-year career that includes 162 wins, two World Series titles and a no-hitter.
Leiter, a second-round draft pick by the Yankees who made his major league debut with New York in 1987, finished with a record of 162-132 and won World Series titles with Toronto (1993) and Florida (1997).
Leiter, Johnny Damon, Derek Jeter and Rodriguez all returned to the Yankee lineup Sunday after playing for the American team, which was bounced early from the WBC.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/news/story?id=2375476   (987 words)

 USATODAY.com - Mets' Leiter delivers hope for others   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
She'll awaken to the cacophony of a Congressional debate, and there'll be Al, the New York Mets pitcher, glued to the TV screen, immersed in the crisis of the moment.
Since there was no particular cause or disease near and dear to their heart, the Leiters decided to concentrate their efforts on helping "underdog charities," small, unpublicized organizations that might not make it without a little help, where a $5,000 or $10,000 donation would go a long way.
The youngest of seven children born to Alexander and Marie Leiter, Al was deeply affected by the heartbreaks and hardships of his working class upbringing.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/nl/mets/2002-08-28-cover-leiter_x.htm   (1902 words)

 USATODAY.com - Yankees trade for Al Leiter and put him in rotation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cashman conceded that Leiter was no longer a front-line starter but held out hope that he would be an improvement in the back of the rotation.
Leiter, 39, won a career-best 17 games for the Mets in 1998 and pitched a two-hit shutout against Cincinnati to clinch the NL wild card in 1999.
Leiter was 10-8 with a 3.21 ERA for the Mets last season.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/al/yankees/2005-07-16-leiter-trade_x.htm?csp=34   (704 words)

 New York Daily News - Baseball - Yanks see Al in a different Leit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Al Leiter doesn't like look of scoreboard as Angels tag him for six runs in his second start with Yanks this season.
Leiter allowed six runs and 10 hits over six innings, the worst of which was a four-run second that put the Angels in command.
When Leiter began the next inning by allowing a single and a walk, Torre had the recently recalled Alex Graman begin warming up, but Leiter settled in and allowed just one run in that frame (on Jose Molina's RBI single) and worked through the fourth and fifth OK.
www.nydailynews.com /sports/baseball/story/330770p-282699c.html   (660 words)

 SI.com - Writers - Andrew Lawrence: Leiter hurt by booth work? - Wednesday August 3, 2005 1:17PM
That is a question that should concern Yankees pitcher Al Leiter, whose postseason stints inside the FOX network booth could be hurting his on-field performance.
Leiter's career came close to extinction last month, when he was designated for assignment by the Florida Marlins only to be acquired by the Yankees.
Leiter pitched admirably in his first Yankees start (giving up a run over 6 1/3 innings to help the Yankees to a 5-3 win against Boston), but has bottomed out since.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2005/writers/andrew_lawrence/08/03/daily.blog   (677 words)

 Pickup lightens the load - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Red Sox - Sports
It was a week ago this morning, when Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had struck a deal with the Florida Marlins in which the Bombers would get lefty Al Leiter in exchange for reliever Mike Stanton, only to have Stanton kill the deal by refusing to waive his no-trade privilege.
While, in their last two series, the Sox have lost three of four to the two teams just behind them in the AL East, the Orioles last weekend in Baltimore and the Yankees here, the Bombers have won 10 of their last 12 games to draw within a half-game of the first-place Sox.
Leiter was no Tim Redding, a minor-league callup who was pressed into service Friday night, lasted 11 batters, and was shipped out the next day.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/07/18/pickup_lightens_the_load   (986 words)

 Al Leiter Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Al Leiter was born on Saturday, October 23, 1965, in Toms River, New Jersey.
Leiter was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 15, 1987, with the New York Yankees.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Al Leiter baseball stats page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=leiteal01   (311 words)

 Al Leiter: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Alois Terry "Al" Leiter [lighter] (born October 23, EHandler: no quick summary.
Leiter keeps baserunners off balance by using an assortment of pickoff moves and a short delivery, EHandler: no quick summary.
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www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/al/al_leiter.htm   (1192 words)

 New York Mets News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Leiter was unavailable Monday while general manager Omar Minaya was tied up in organizational meetings for most of the day and night.
Though Leiter has maintained a desire to return to the Mets, there are several factors that may lead to him pitching elsewhere in 2005.
Leiter, who turned 39 last month, is coming off a season in which his production declined.
newyork.mets.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/nym/news/nym_news.jsp?ymd=20041115&content_id=913780&vkey=news_nym&fext=.jsp   (644 words)

 Faith and Fear in Flushing :: Face Facts
Al Leiter, until it no longer served his professional purposes, took being a main Met very seriously.
Al Leiter's mouth is just one element of Al Leiter's face, and Al Leiter's face was, hands down, the best part of his anatomy.
al was a good addition to the mets when he arrived, and for many years after; i often felt he was the best #2 pitcher in the national league(even though he was our ace).
faithandfear.blogharbor.com /blog/_archives/2006/3/20/1831611.html   (1300 words)

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