From Boomer & Carton
Jim Leyritz hit a couple of monumental home runs for the Yankees (1995 ALDS – Game 2 against Seattle, 1996 World Series – Game 4 against Atlanta) and was a member of two World Series winning teams in the Bronx (1996, 1999). He had an 11-year big league career, but will likely be remembered for his trouble with the law.
He joined Boomer & Craig this morning to talk about his car accident back in December of 2007 in Broward County, Florida that left Fredia Veitch dead. Leyritz was put on trial for the accident and in November of 2010 was acquitted on the DUI manslaughter charge, but convicted on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence — and sentenced to one year’s probation and a $500 fine.
Since the ordeal Leyritz has written a book, “Catching Heat: The Jim Leyritz Story,” and in this interview he hoped to tell his side of the story. He talked about the infamous night, what life has been like since the accident, his affiliation with the Yankees organization, his relationship with the late George Steinbrenner and the plan that he believes god has for him…