Catching Heat

Catching Heat

The Jim Leyritz Story

Book - 2011
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"Yankees catcher Jim Leyritz's life story from national sports hero to vehicular manslaughter charge knocks 'compelling' out of the park. The year is 1996. Location, Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. In the eighth inning of game four of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves, catcher Jim Leyritz hits one of the most dramatic and memorable home runs in history, propelling the Yankees to win their first World Championship in 18 years. Flash forward through the next 15 years in which every time Leyritz seems to have put his life back together, something sets him back. A nasty divorce, a hard-won custody battle, raising three sons (one with two terrible diseases), and then a tragic car accident in Florida in which a woman died and Leyritz finds himself thrust into the criminal courts on a manslaughter charge. Where did everything go wrong for this icon of the American dream? Catching Heat is the untold comeback story of catcher Jim Leyritz whose life after the ticker-tape parade has been one setback af
Publisher: Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Health Communications, 2011
ISBN: 9780757315664
0757315666
9780757391859
0757391850
Branch Call Number: 796.357092 L596C 2011
Characteristics: vi, 234 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lyons, Jeffrey
Lyons, Douglas B.

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