He was a baseball player who helped the Yankees’ resurgence back in the 1990s. But he became as well known for a tragic accident long after he left the field. Now, Jim Leyritz is rebuilding his life and using what he’s been through to help others.
Former New York Yankees World Series hero Jim Leyritz, once called “The King” was acquitted of manslaughter in a Florida drunk driving accident and is now trying to turn his life around.
Jim Leyritz hit a couple of monumental home runs for the Yankees and was a member of two World Series winning teams in the Bronx. He had an 11-year big league career, but will likely be remembered for his trouble with the law.
Though he was primarily a catcher in the major leagues, former Yankees World Series hero Jim Leyritz is the new pitching coach for the minor league Newark Bears.
According to sun-sentinel.com, Jim Leyritz “unleashed a well of remorse – and tears – as he discussed the toll of his drunken driving.
I recently wrote a column about Jim Leyritz that spawned a storm of hostile responses. My inbox was jammed with jaded Leyritz defenders, many saying that they had no rooting interest.
Ex-Yankee World Series hero Jim Leyritz gets probation, $500 fine in fatal drunk driving case.
As you probably know by now, former Yankee Jim Leyritz was acquitted this past Saturday of felony DUI (driving under the influence) manslaughter in a 2007 car crash that killed Fredia Ann Veitch.
After a Florida jury gave former Yankee catcher Jim Leyritz a mixed verdict in a case that could have sent him to jail for at least 15 years, he burst into tears.
A Florida jury has acquitted Jim Leyritz of DUI manslaughter in a 2007 crash that killed a mother of two. He was, however, convicted on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.
The six-person jury resumed discussions Friday afternoon. The panel got the case late Thursday after closing arguments in the 10-day trial.
While the aggregate drum of the 24/7 news cycle hammers us with scores and stats, graphics and crawlers, the fine print reveals tales of tragedy.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz had enough time to stop before a fatal 2007 car crash but was too drunk to react to a traffic light and should […]
A defense expert says former major league ballplayer Jim Leyritz was not drunk when he was involved in a Florida car crash that killed a 30-year-old woman.
Former big-league baseball player Jim Leyritz was not drunk prior to a 2007 crash that killed a 30-year-old woman despite blood tests showing otherwise, his attorney said Monday.