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Jim Leyritz

Jim Leyritz

Seen At 11: Ex-Yankee Leyritz Putting Life Back Together Following Deadly Accident

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.

11/17/2011

Jim Leyritz

Former Yankees Star Jim Leyritz Talks About DUI Conviction, Getting Second Chance

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.

06/10/2011

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B&C Morning Show: Jim Leyritz With Boomer & Carton In The Allstate Studio

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.

WFAN–06/08/2011

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Leyritz Hired As Newark Bears Pitching Coach

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.

WFAN–02/04/2011

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Kallas Remarks: No Jail Time

According to sun-sentinel.com, Jim Leyritz “unleashed a well of remorse – and tears – as he discussed the toll of his drunken driving.

WFAN–12/03/2010

Photo/ Rothstein, Gary I for The New York Daily News

Keidel: Judging Jim Leyritz

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.

WFAN–12/03/2010

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Jim Leyritz Sentenced To Probation & $500 Fine In DUI Case

Ex-Yankee World Series hero Jim Leyritz gets probation, $500 fine in fatal drunk driving case.

WFAN–12/02/2010

Photo/ Rothstein, Gary I for The New York Daily News

Kallas Remarks: Lucky Jim Leyritz

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.

WFAN–11/24/2010

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Leyritz Vows Never To Drive Under Influence Again

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.

11/21/2010

Jim Leyritz

Ex-Yankee Jim Leyritz Acquitted In Fatal DUI Crash

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.

11/20/2010

In this handout photo provided by the Broward County Sheriff's Office, former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz was arrested in the early morning hours of December 28, 2007 in Broward County, Florida. (Photo by Broward County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

Jurors Signal Deadlock In Leyritz DUI Death Case

The six-person jury resumed discussions Friday afternoon. The panel got the case late Thursday after closing arguments in the 10-day trial.

WFAN–11/19/2010

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Keidel: Jungle For Jim Leyritz

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.

WFAN–11/19/2010

In this handout photo provided by the Broward County Sheriff's Office, former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz was arrested in the early morning hours of December 28, 2007 in Broward County, Florida. (Photo by Broward County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

Closing Arguments In Jim Leyritz’s DUI Manslaughter Case

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 […]

WFAN–11/18/2010

In this handout photo provided by the Broward County Sheriff's Office, former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz was arrested in the early morning hours of December 28, 2007 in Broward County, Florida. (Photo by Broward County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

Defense Expert: Leyritz Not Drunk Before Crash

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.

WFAN–11/18/2010

In this handout photo provided by the Broward County Sheriff's Office, former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz was arrested in the early morning hours of December 28, 2007 in Broward County, Florida. (Photo by Broward County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

Defense Opens In Leyritz DUI Manslaughter Trial

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.

WFAN–11/15/2010

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