Al Leiter announced his retirement after the Yankees Spring Training game yesterday, according to ESPN.com. He started and finished his career with the Yankees, compiling a 3.80 ERA and 162-132 record over 19 big league seasons.
Leiter is sixth on the Mets all-time win list with 95, trailing Tom Seaver (198), Dwight Gooden (157), Jerry Koosman (140), Ron Darling (99) and Sid Fernandez (98). He has the seventh most strikeouts in franchise history (trailing the above five and David Cone), and he threw a dominating complete game shutout in one of the most memorable games the Mets have ever played.
Thanks for the memories, Al.
- Leiter gets final batter, then retires (Journal News)
- Leiter calls it quits after 19 years (Bergen Record)
- Retirement on Leiter side (Daily News)
- Leiter tells Roger not to call it quits (New York Times)
- Leiter makes final pitch (Hartford Courant)
- Al Leiter retires (Newsday)