Going All In with Jim Leyritz -1996 World Championship
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More about Jim: Jim reported to the Yankees spring training in the spring of 1986. He spent four seasons in the Yankee minor leagues and led his teams to 3 championships (A, AA, AAA). He won the AA batting title in 1989 as a member of the Albany Colony Yankees. In 1990, Jim -- primarily a catcher -- made it to the last day of Spring training with the big league club only to be sent to AAA to become a 3rd baseman. He made his major league debut in June of 1990 against the Baltimore Orioles and recorded his first major league hit in his first at bat. Although he played for several teams throughout his career, Jim is widely known for his achievements with the New York Yankees, specifically his heroics in the Post Season.
Throughout his career with the New York Yankees (1990-1996, 1999-2000), Jim has been credited for significantly changing the momentum of several series’ by hitting numerous clutch post-season home runs. Nicknamed "The King”, Leyritz is perhaps best known for his three-run homer off of Mark Wohlers in the 8th inning of Game 4 in the 1996 World Series against the Atlanta Braves. In addition to his Yankee days, Jim also played an integral role for the 1998 San Diego Padres, leading them to the World Series by hitting 4 clutch homeruns and driving in 10RBIS as the Padres went on to play the Yankees in the 1998 World Series. Throughout his 11-year MLB career, Jim also played on the following teams: Anaheim Angels (1997), Texas Rangers (1997), Boston Red Sox (1998), San Diego Padres (1998-1999) and Los Angeles Dodgers (2000).