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  • May 25, 2009 - USA Today
    Former big leaguer Leyritz says fatal accident wasn't his fault: Former major leaguer Jim Leyritz says he has sold off memorabilia because he's broke, halted charity work because he's become a social pariah and scattered case files throughout his house, intent on defeating a DUI manslaughter charge.


  • May 25, 2009 - Seattle Times
    Ex-Yankee Leyritz says accident wasn't his fault: Former major leaguer Jim Leyritz says he has sold off memorabilia because he's broke, halted charity work because he's become a social pariah and scattered case files throughout his house, intent on defeating a DUI manslaughter charge.
  • May 22, 2009 - MLB.com
    Leyritz trial set to begin in September: A Florida judge has set a trial date for former Major League catcher Jim Leyritz on charges of DUI manslaughter in a fatal car crash, according to The Associated Press.
  • May 22, 2009 - USA Today
    Judge sets trial date for ex-Yankee Jim Leyritz: A Florida judge has set a trial date for former major leaguer Jim Leyritz on charges of DUI manslaughter in a fatal car crash.


  • May 22, 2009 - Seattle Times
    Judge sets trial date for ex-Yankee Jim Leyritz: A Florida judge has set a trial date for former major leaguer Jim Leyritz on charges of DUI manslaughter in a fatal car crash.
  • May 15, 2009 - MLB.com
    Leyritz checks into Florida hospital: Former Major Leaguer Jim Leyritz is in a Florida hospital after telling police officers he was"under a lot of stress"because of his recent legal problems.
  • May 15, 2009 - USA Today
    Authorities: Ex-Yankee Leyritz worried about Breathlyzer results: Former major leaguer Jim Leyritz is in a Florida hospital after telling police officers he was "under a lot of stress" because of his legal problems.


  • May 15, 2009 - Seattle Times
    Former Yankee Jim Leyritz fails Breathlyzer test: Former major leaguer Jim Leyritz who is facing trial on DUI manslaughter charges was taken to a Florida hospital after telling police he was concerned about failing a Breathalyzer test in his car, and was"under a lot of stress"because of his legal problems, authorities said Thursday.
  • May 15, 2009 - Philadelphia Daily News
    Reports: Leyritz threatened suicide: Former major leaguer Jim Leyritz, who is awaiting trial in Florida on DUI manslaughter charges, phoned a friend in New Jersey this week threatening suicide, according to media reports.
  • May 15, 2009 - FoxSports.com
    Report: Leyritz hospitalized after suicide threat: The sad saga of ex-Yankee slugger Jim Leyritz has taken another turn.
  • March 24, 2009 - MLB.com
    Leyritz doesn't have to await trial in jail: A Broward County judge has ruled that former major leaguer Jim Leyritz does not have await his trial on DUI manslaughter charges in jail.
  • March 24, 2009 - ESPN.com
    Former major leaguer Jim Leyritz to remain out of jail before DUI trial: A Broward County judge has ruled that former major leaguer Jim Leyritz does not have await his trial on DUI manslaughter charges in jail.
  • March 24, 2009 - Yahoo!
    Leyritz to remain free before DUI trial (AP): A Broward County judge has ruled that former major leaguer Jim Leyritz does not have await his trial on DUI manslaughter charges in jail. Leyritz, who played for six teams and last was in the majors in 2000, was jailed this month after a device in his car recorded that he consumed alcohol four times since it was installed in April 2008.
  • March 24, 2009 - Sports Illustrated
    Jim Leyritz to remain out of jail before DUI trial: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A Broward County judge has ruled that former major leaguer Jim Leyritz does not have await his trial on DUI manslaughter charges in jail.
  • March 14, 2009 - USA Today
    Jim Leyritz jailed for violating terms of release: Former major leaguer Jim Leyritz was arrested and jailed Friday after a judge revoked his bond for violating his pretrial release on a DUI manslaughter charge, authorities said.

  • March 14, 2009 - Houston Chronicle
    Leyritz jailed after violating pretrial release terms: Former major leaguer Jim Leyritz was arrested and jailed Friday after a judge revoked his bond for violating his pretrial release on a DUI manslaughter charge, authorities said.
  • March 14, 2009 - Seattle Times
    Former major leaguer Jim Leyritz jailed: Former major leaguer Jim Leyritz was arrested and jailed Friday after a judge revoked his bond for violating his pretrial release on a DUI manslaughter charge, authorities said.
  • March 14, 2009 - ESPN.com
    Leyritz to wait for trial in jail after bail revoked: Former major leaguer Jim Leyritz had his bail revoked Friday and was put in jail to await trial on charges he killed a woman in a drunk driving accident.
  • March 14, 2009 - Yahoo!
    Former major leaguer Leyritz jailed (AP): Former major leaguer Jim Leyritz was arrested and jailed Friday after a judge revoked his bond for violating his pretrial release on a DUI manslaughter charge, authorities said. Prosecutors filed a motion earlier in the week in Fort Lauderdale seeking to have Leyritz jailed as he awaits trial. Authorities say a system in Leyritz's car that he has to blow in before starting it, and periodically...
  • March 14, 2009 - Sports Illustrated
    Leyritz goes to jail for drinking before DUI trial: Former major leaguer Jim Leyritz was arrested and jailed Friday after a judge revoked his bond for violating his pretrial release on a DUI manslaughter charge, authorities said.
  • December 4, 2008 - NY Times
    NYT>Baseball: The former Yankees catcher Jim Leyritz is awaiting trial in Florida on charges of manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol.

  • December 3, 2008 - NY Times
    For Leyritz, Future in Balance After a Fall: The former Yankees catcher Jim Leyritz is awaiting trial in Florida on charges of manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol.

  • December 2, 2008 - NY Times
    After a Steep Fall, Leyritz Tries to Rebuild Life: The former Yankees catcher Jim Leyritz is awaiting trial in Florida on charges of manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol.

  • March 4, 2008 - ESPN.com
    Leyritz crash victim had illegal blood-alcohol level: The woman who was killed when former World Series star Jim Leyritz crashed his SUV into her car had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.
  • March 4, 2008 - Yahoo!
    Woman killed in Leyritz crash: 0.18 BAC (AP): The woman who was killed when former World Series star Jim Leyritz crashed his SUV into her car had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit. According to a toxicology report released Friday, 30-year-old Fredia Ann Veitch had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18. Florida's legal limit is 0.08. Leyritz's blood-alcohol content three hours after the crash was 0.14 percent.
  • March 2, 2008 - MLB.com
    Victim in Leyritz crash was impaired: The woman who was killed when former World Series star Jim Leyritz crashed his SUV into her car had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.
  • March 1, 2008 - MLB.com
    Leyritz ordered to take daily breath tests: Former World Series star Jim Leyritz was ordered Thursday to take daily breath tests while he awaits trial on DUI manslaughter charges.
  • March 1, 2008 - Detroit News
    Judge orders daily breath tests for Leyritz: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Former World Series star Jim Leyritz was ordered Thursday to take daily breath tests while he awaits trial on DUI manslaughter charges.
  • January 18, 2008 - San Francisco Chronicle
    Leyritz Faces Additional Charge: Toxicology results show former major leaguer Jim Leyritz's blood-alcohol levels were nearly twice the legal limit the day he was involved in a fatal crash in December. Leyritz, initially charged with DUI manslaughter and DUI property damage after the...
  • January 17, 2008 - MLB.com
    Report: Leyritz faces additional charge: Toxicology results show former Major Leaguer Jim Leyritz's blood-alcohol levels were nearly twice the legal limit the day he was involved in a fatal crash in December, meaning that he will now face an additional manslaughter charge.
  • January 17, 2008 - USA Today
    Ex-Yankee Leyritz faces additional charge in fatal crash: Toxicology results show former major leaguer Jim Leyritz's blood-alcohol levels were nearly twice the legal limit the day he was involved in a fatal crash in December. Leyritz, initially charged with DUI manslaughter and DUI property damage after the crash, will now face an additional manslaughter charge, according to a Fort Lauderdale Police Department news release.

  • January 17, 2008 - Associated Press
    Leyritz Faces Additional Charge: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Toxicology results show former major leaguer Jim Leyritz's blood-alcohol levels were nearly twice the legal limit the day he was involved in a fatal crash in December....
  • January 3, 2008 - MLB.com
    Leyritz's license previously suspended: Former World Series star Jim Leyritz had his license suspended a month before he was charged with driving under the influence and killing a woman last week.
  • January 3, 2008 - NY Times
    Leyritz's License Suspended Before Crash: Former World Series star Jim Leyritz had a suspended license before he was charged with driving under the influence and killing a woman last week in Florida.
  • January 3, 2008 - USA Today
    Leyritz's license suspended before crash: New York officials had suspended former World Series star Jim Leyritz's license before he was charged with driving under the influence and killing a woman last week in Florida.

  • January 3, 2008 - Associated Press
    Leyritz's License Suspended Before Crash: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Former World Series star Jim Leyritz had a suspended license before he was charged with driving under the influence and killing a woman last week in Florida....
  • January 3, 2008 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    MLB Notes: Leyritz's license suspended before crash: Former World Series star Jim Leyritz had a suspended license before he was charged with driving under the influence and killing a woman last week in Florida.
  • January 3, 2008 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    Leyritz's license suspended before crash: Former World Series star Jim Leyritz had a suspended license before he was charged with driving under the influence and killing a woman last week in Florida.
  • January 3, 2008 - San Francisco Chronicle
    Leyritz's License Suspended Before Crash: Former World Series star Jim Leyritz had a suspended license before he was charged with driving under the influence and killing a woman last week in Florida. New York State suspended the Florida license a month before the crash. Florida officials said...
  • January 3, 2008 - Houston Chronicle
    Leyritz's license was suspended before fatal crash: Former World Series star Jim Leyritz had a suspended license when he was charged with driving under the influence and killing a woman last week.
  • January 3, 2008 - Detroit News
    Briefs: Leyritz had suspended license: Former World Series star Jim Leyritz had a suspended license before he was charged with driving under the influence and killing a woman last week in Florida.
  • January 3, 2008 - Detroit News
    Leyritz's driving license was suspended before fatal crash: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Former World Series star Jim Leyritz had a suspended license when he was charged with driving under the influence and killing a woman last week.
  • January 2, 2008 - NY Times
    NYT>Baseball: Jim Leyritz, a World Series hero for the Yankees in 1996, faces manslaughter and drunken driving charges in connection with a car accident early Friday morning that killed a 30-year-old woman.
  • December 31, 2007 - NY Times
    NYT>Baseball: Jim Leyritz, a World Series hero for the Yankees in 1996, faces manslaughter and drunken driving charges in connection with a car accident early Friday morning that killed a 30-year-old woman.
  • December 30, 2007 - NY Times
    NYT>Baseball: Jim Leyritz, a World Series hero for the Yankees in 1996, faces manslaughter and drunken driving charges in connection with a car accident early Friday morning that killed a 30-year-old woman.
  • December 29, 2007 - NY Times
    Former Yankee Leyritz Charged With D.U.I. in Fatal Crash: Jim Leyritz, a World Series hero for the Yankees in 1996, faces manslaughter and drunken driving charges in connection with a car accident early Friday morning that killed a 30-year-old woman.
  • December 29, 2007 - USA Today
    Leyritz faces DUI manslaughter charge: Former Major League Baseball player Jim Leyritz was arrested Friday on charges of driving under the influence and killing another driver after his vehicle crashed into hers. Leyritz, who turned 44 on Thursday, faces charges of DUI manslaughter and DUI property damage.

  • December 29, 2007 - Baltimore Sun
    Ex-Yankee Leyritz charged with DUI manslaughter: Former major leaguer Jim Leyritz was arrested today on charges of driving under the influence and killing a driver after his car crashed into hers.
  • December 29, 2007 - Seattle Times
    Baseball Notebook | Leyritz is charged with DUI in fatal car wreck: Former major-leaguer Jim Leyritz was charged Friday with DUI manslaughter and might face additional charges from the crash that left a mother...
  • December 29, 2007 - Philadelphia Daily News
    Baseball Notes | Ex-Yankee charged in automobile death: Former major-leaguer Jim Leyritz was arrested yesterday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on charges of driving under the influence and killing a driver after his car crashed into hers.
  • December 29, 2007 - Philadelphia Daily News
    Former Yankee Leyritz charged in Florida DUI death: Former major leaguer Jim Leyritz, who was charged yesterday with DUI manslaughter, may face additional charges from the early-morning crash in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that left a mother of two dead, police said.
  • December 29, 2007 - Sports Illustrated
    Jim Leyritz charged with DUI manslaughter: Jim Leyritz, a hero for the Yankees in the 1996 World Series, is in jail and has been charged with a DUI homicide after a Friday morning crash in Fort Lauderdale, the Miami Herald is reporting.
  • December 28, 2007 - MLB.com
    Leyritz charged in DUI death: Former Major Leaguer Jim Leyritz, a World Series hero with the Yankees and a current baseball analyst, was charged with DUI homicide after a Friday morning crash in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • December 28, 2007 - Associated Press
    Leyritz Charged After Fatal Car Crash: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Former Major League Baseball player Jim Leyritz was arrested Friday on charges of driving under the influence and killing another driver after his vehicle crashed into hers....
  • December 28, 2007 - FoxSports.com
    Leyritz charged with DUI manslaughter: Former Major League Baseball player Jim Leyritz was arrested Friday on charges of driving under the influence and killing another driver after his vehicle crashed into hers.
  • December 28, 2007 - ESPN.com
    Leyritz charged with DUI manslaughter in crash: Former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz has been arrested in Broward County, Fla. and charged with DUI manslaughter.
  • December 28, 2007 - Yahoo!
    Leyritz charged after fatal car crash (AP): Former Major League Baseball player Jim Leyritz was arrested Friday on charges of driving under the influence and killing another driver after his vehicle crashed into hers. Leyritz, who turned 44 on Thursday, faces charges of DUI manslaughter and DUI property damage, said Detective Kathy Collins, Fort Lauderdale police spokeswoman.
  • December 28, 2007 - Sports Illustrated
    Report: Leyritz charged with DUI homicide: Jim Leyritz, a hero for the Yankees in the 1996 World Series, is in jail and has been charged with a DUI homicide after a Friday morning crash in Fort Lauderdale, the Miami Herald is reporting.
  • October 3, 2007 - Yahoo!
    Braves cut ties with CF Andruw Jones (AP):

    <a href=Andruw Jones watches his three-run home run in the third inning of Game 1 of the World Series against the New York Yankees in New York, in this Oct. 20, 1996 file photo. At right is Yankees catcher Jim Leyritz. The Atlanta Braves are cutting ties with Jones, saying they can't afford to keep the perennial Gold Glove center fielder who's spent his entire career with the organization. " align="left" border="0">

    Right from the start, Andruw Jones made it clear he was going to be a very special player for the Atlanta Braves. As a 19-year-old rookie, he hit two homers in his very first World Series game -- at Yankee Stadium, no less. For a dozen years, he dazzled Braves fans with his defense, making diving catches look routine and crash-into-the-wall grabs part of the norm.


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