About Al Leiter Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
One of the leading lefties in the mid 1990’s, Al Leiter
began his professional career with the New York Yankees. He was the 2nd round pick for the team in 1984 then he got traded to the Blue Jays in 1989 for Jesse Barfield.
It was in 1995 that Leiter signed a three-year contract with the Marlins. Before he even appeared in not just 14 games in a season, he first spent his six years in the majors. He used to work with Sandy Koufax, a Hall of Famer, wherein he learned how to use the plate of the outer half and applying various speeds of pitches. He then recorded a 17-6 with 2.47 ERA in the following season.
Leiter’s year of breakthrough was 1996 when he had a 2.93 ERA for a 16-12 game. After showing his strength that year, he was traded to the New York Mets. In 1998, he finished 6th in the vote for National League Cy Young Award. Before that, he was able to throw his first ever no-hitter in the year 1996. Moving forward to the year 2000, Leiter showed much effort having been able to throw pitches of 142. Even if they lost the game, he still gave it a good fight that’s why New Yorkers admired him.
Avail of the sports souvenirs for Al Leiter. Included are autographed jerseys, caps, and bats. One of the most sellable is the signed baseball as featured in SportsMemorabilia.com. His name is usually misspelled as Al Lieter.