Hey baseball fans!
My post today is about a very well-liked pitcher in the Mets and Yankees' nations. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Mr. Al Leiter.
Alois Terrance Leiter, a New Jersey native, was drafted by the Yankees in the 1984 draft and was brought up to the big leagues in 1987. His career lasted from then until 2005. In his career with the Yanks, Blue Jays, Marlins and Mets, he won 162 games and lost 132. You had to have grown up watching Al to appreciate his true talent. He was a very exciting pitcher, who won four pennants and was awarded three World Series rings. Two wins in '92 and '93 with the Blue Jays and another in '97 for the Fish. In 2000, he went to the World Series with the Mets, but (happily) lost to the Yankees. On top of all that, after his career ended, Al started a broadcasting career and won an Emmy Award. He has also won the Roberto Clemente Award and the Branch Rickey Award for his charitable work. So, all in all, Al was and is a great person on and off the field, and the only person I know whose name is Alois.
Thanks for reading this post. Hope you all enjoyed it.
Anyway, for my next post, I will be writing about someone named the Chicken Man. I know what you're all thinking: How could a name like "the Chicken Man" be associated with baseball? You'll have to check back here in a few days to find out.