Jim Leyritz

Baseball Player

James Joseph Leyritz is a former catcher and infielder in Major League Baseball (MLB). In his MLB career, Leyritz played for the New York Yankees, Anaheim Angels, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, and Los Angeles Dodgers. With the Yankees, Leyritz was a member of the 1996 and 1999 World Series champions, both against the Atlanta Braves.… Read More

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1963 Birth Born on December 27, 1963.


1985 21 Years Old After playing the 1985 season for the Kentucky Wildcats, Leyritz went undrafted by Major League Baseball, but was signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees. … Read More


1995 31 Years Old His playing days were highlighted by a pair of walk off postseason home runs he hit with the Yankees in 1995 & 1996. … Read More
…  With the Yankees, Leyritz was a member of the 1996 and 1999 World Series championships, both against the Atlanta Braves. … Read More
1997 33 Years Old On July 29, 1997, the Angels traded Leyritz and a PTBNL (minor leaguer Rob Sasser) to the Texas Rangers for Ken Hill. … Read More
1998 34 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 20, 1998, the Red Sox traded Leyritz with Ethan Faggett to the San Diego Padres for Carlos Reyes, Mandy Romero and Darío Veras.
1999 35 Years Old 1 More Event
On July 31, 1999, the Padres traded Leyritz to the Yankees for Geraldo Padua. … Read More


2006 42 Years Old On June 8, 2006, while doing an interview on the Opie and Anthony show on XM Satellite Radio, Leyritz admitted to using amphetamines while playing when they weren't against the rules. … Read More
2007 43 Years Old 1 More Event
…  On June 20, 2007, Leyritz was ticketed outside Albany, New York for using a cell phone while driving. … Read More
On February 13, 2009, Leyritz was ordered back to jail as his bail was revoked following his apparent consumption of alcoholic beverages in violation with his bail conditions. … Read More
In November 2010, Leyritz's trial for the December 2007 DUI crash was held. … Read More
2011 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2011, Leyritz was hired as a pitching coach for the Newark Bears. … Read More
2012 48 Years Old On April 14, 2012, it was announced that Leyritz was returning to the Yankees on a personal services contract.


2014 50 Years Old January 6, 2014, Jim was hired to host a radio show for Angels Radio 830AM with Jason Brennan called "Inside The Game" with Leyritz and Brennan. … Read More
2015 51 Years Old As of March, 2015, Leyritz lives in Orange County, California, with his 3 boys, new fiance Michelle, and her two daughters. … Read More
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