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Jim Leyritz

James Joseph Leyritz (The King)

Positions: Catcher, Third Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: December 27, 1963 in Lakewood, Ohio, United States
High School: Turpin HS (Cincinnati, OH)
Schools: Middle Georgia College (Cochran, GA), University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)

Major League Stats

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1986 22 0.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--A NYY 35 140 125 15 43 4 2 4 16 1 0 9 15 .344 .384 .504 .888 63 1 2 3 2
1986 22 1.2 Oneonta NYPL A- NYY 23 101 91 12 33 3 1 4 15 1 0 5 10 .363 .384 .549 .933 50 0 2 3 1
1986 22 -0.2 Fort Lauderdale FLOR A NYY 12 39 34 3 10 1 1 0 1 0 0 4 5 .294 .385 .382 .767 13 1 0 0 1
1987 23 0.8 Fort Lauderdale FLOR A NYY 102 429 374 48 115 22 0 6 51 2 1 38 54 .307 .377 .414 .791 155 6 7 4 1
1988 24 0.2 Albany-Colonie EL AA NYY 112 436 382 40 92 18 3 5 50 3 3 43 60 .241 .326 .343 .669 131 6 3 2 5
1989 25 1.4 Albany-Colonie EL AA NYY 114 456 375 53 118 18 2 10 66 2 1 65 51 .315 .423 .453 .876 170 9 2 5 5
1990 26 0.2 Columbus IL AAA NYY 59 247 204 36 59 11 1 8 32 4 2 37 33 .289 .404 .471 .875 96 3 2 1 1
1990 26 -2.6 NYY AL MLB NYY 92 339 303 28 78 13 1 5 25 2 3 27 51 .257 .331 .356 .688 108 11 7 1 1 1
1991 27 1.0 Columbus IL AAA NYY 79 320 270 50 72 24 1 11 48 1 2 38 50 .267 .370 .485 .855 131 5 8 1 3 1
1991 27 -1.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 32 91 77 8 14 3 0 0 4 0 1 13 15 .182 .300 .221 .521 17 0 0 1 0 0
1992 28 -0.6 NYY AL MLB NYY 63 167 144 17 37 6 0 7 26 0 1 14 22 .257 .341 .444 .786 64 2 6 0 3 1
1993 29 0.1 NYY AL MLB NYY 95 305 259 43 80 14 0 14 53 0 0 37 59 .309 .410 .525 .935 136 12 8 0 1 3
1994 30 0.9 NYY AL MLB NYY 75 293 249 47 66 12 0 17 58 0 0 35 61 .265 .365 .518 .883 129 9 6 0 3 1
1995 31 2.0 NYY AL MLB NYY 77 310 264 37 71 12 0 7 37 1 1 37 73 .269 .374 .394 .768 104 4 8 0 1 2
1996 32 3.1 NYY AL MLB NYY 88 309 265 23 70 10 0 7 40 2 0 30 68 .264 .355 .381 .736 101 11 9 2 3 3
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1997 33 3.9 2 Teams AL MLB ANA-TEX 121 455 379 58 105 11 0 11 64 2 1 60 78 .277 .379 .393 .772 149 13 6 4 6 2
1997 33 3.9 ANA AL MLB ANA 84 342 294 47 81 7 0 11 50 1 1 37 56 .276 .357 .412 .768 121 11 3 3 5 2
1997 33 3.9 TEX AL MLB TEX 37 113 85 11 24 4 0 0 14 1 0 23 22 .282 .446 .329 .776 28 2 3 1 1 0
1998 34 5.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB SDP-BOS 114 328 272 34 75 16 0 12 42 0 0 42 74 .276 .384 .467 .851 127 6 9 0 5 1
1998 34 4.7 BOS AL MLB BOS 52 156 129 17 37 6 0 8 24 0 0 21 34 .287 .385 .519 .904 67 4 2 0 4 1
1998 34 5.5 SDP NL MLB SDP 62 172 143 17 38 10 0 4 18 0 0 21 40 .266 .384 .420 .803 60 2 7 0 1 0
1999 35 9.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ SDP 3 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 35 6.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB SDP-NYY 81 233 200 25 47 9 1 8 26 0 0 28 54 .235 .339 .410 .749 82 7 4 0 1 2
1999 35 12.7 Rancho Cucamonga CALL A+ SDP 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 35 8.0 Las Vegas PCL AAA SDP 2 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 35 6.1 SDP NL MLB SDP 50 154 134 17 32 5 0 8 21 0 0 15 37 .239 .331 .455 .786 61 4 4 0 1 1
1999 35 6.1 NYY AL MLB NYY 31 79 66 8 15 4 1 0 5 0 0 13 17 .227 .354 .318 .673 21 3 0 0 0 1
2000 36 6.9 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB LAD-NYY 65 131 115 5 24 1 0 2 12 0 0 14 26 .209 .305 .270 .575 31 4 2 0 0 0
2000 36 6.9 NYY AL MLB NYY 24 63 55 2 12 0 0 1 4 0 0 7 14 .218 .317 .273 .590 15 2 1 0 0 0
2000 36 6.9 LAD NL MLB LAD 41 68 60 3 12 1 0 1 8 0 0 7 12 .200 .294 .267 .561 16 2 1 0 0 0
2001 37 8.5 Newark ATLL Ind 19 81 71 15 21 3 0 4 15 1 1 9 14 .296 .383 .507 .890 36 2 1 0 0 1
2001 37 9.7 Portland PCL AAA SDP 16 53 46 8 12 1 0 5 10 1 0 5 13 .261 .340 .609 .948 28 0 1 0 1 0
2003 39 9.3 Oaxaca MEX AAA 4 18 18 4 7 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 2 .389 .389 .611 1.000 11 1 0 0 0 0
MLB (11 seasons) MLB 903 2961 2527 325 667 107 2 90 387 7 7 337 581 .264 .362 .415 .777 1048 79 65 8 24 16
Minors (8 seasons) Minors 520 2093 1788 250 511 98 9 49 273 14 9 235 282 .286 .376 .433 .809 774 5 34 17 19 15
All Levels (17 Seasons) 1446 5153 4404 594 1206 209 11 144 681 22 17 581 879 .274 .368 .424 .792 1869 87 100 25 43 32
A (2 seasons) Minors 114 468 408 51 125 23 1 6 52 2 1 42 59 .306 .377 .412 .789 168 7 7 4 2
AA (2 seasons) Minors 226 892 757 93 210 36 5 15 116 5 4 108 111 .277 .375 .398 .773 301 15 5 7 10
AAA (4 seasons) Minors 156 628 528 94 143 36 2 24 90 6 4 80 101 .271 .376 .483 .859 255 5 12 3 5 2
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1986 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--A NYY C 27 234 202 29 3 6 .987 8.56 7
1986 22 Oneonta NYPL A- NYY C 20 193 170 21 2 4 .990 9.55 6
1986 22 Fort Lauderdale FLOR A NYY C 7 41 32 8 1 2 .976 5.71 1
1987 23 Fort Lauderdale FLOR A NYY C 91 547 458 76 13 7 .976 5.87 25
1988 24 Albany-Colonie EL AA NYY 1B 1 10 10 0 0 1 1.000 10.00
1988 24 Albany-Colonie EL AA NYY 3B 16 32 5 26 1 4 .969 1.94
1988 24 Albany-Colonie EL AA NYY C 83 455 403 47 5 5 .989 5.42 7
1989 25 Albany-Colonie EL AA NYY 3B 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00
1989 25 Albany-Colonie EL AA NYY C 67 411 371 37 3 3 .993 6.09 10
1989 25 Albany-Colonie EL AA NYY OF 28 52 50 2 0 0 1.000 1.86
1990 26 Columbus IL AAA NYY 1B 5 29 28 1 0 0 1.000 5.80
1990 26 Columbus IL AAA NYY 2B 9 29 12 17 0 2 1.000 3.22
1990 26 Columbus IL AAA NYY 3B 52 115 25 78 12 10 .896 1.98
1990 26 Columbus IL AAA NYY C 2 8 7 0 1 0 .875 3.50 0
1990 26 Columbus IL AAA NYY OF 4 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.75
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1990 26 NYY AL MLB NYY 3B 69 580.0 155 43 101 11 5 .929 2.23 2.09
1990 26 NYY AL MLB NYY C 11 74.0 60 55 4 1 0 .983 7.18 5.36 4 2 3 60%
1990 26 NYY AL MLB NYY LF 10
1990 26 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 14 85.0 22 19 2 1 0 .955 2.22 1.50
1990 26 NYY AL MLB NYY RF 4
1991 27 Columbus IL AAA NYY 2B 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00
1991 27 Columbus IL AAA NYY 3B 21 47 12 30 5 3 .894 2.00
1991 27 Columbus IL AAA NYY C 34 213 197 16 0 1 1.000 6.26 5
1991 27 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 3 5.0 5 5 0 0 1 1.000 9.00 1.67
1991 27 NYY AL MLB NYY 3B 18 140.0 33 9 21 3 2 .909 1.93 1.67
1991 27 NYY AL MLB NYY C 5 26.0 24 24 0 0 0 1.000 8.31 4.80 0 1 0 0%
1992 28 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 2 3.0 5 4 1 0 1 1.000 15.00 2.50
1992 28 NYY AL MLB NYY 2B 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1992 28 NYY AL MLB NYY 3B 2 9.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 1.50
1992 28 NYY AL MLB NYY C 18 122.0 102 89 12 1 1 .990 7.45 5.61 2 15 10 40%
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1992 28 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 2 16.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.12 1.00
1992 28 NYY AL MLB NYY RF 2
1993 29 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 29 217.0 275 260 13 2 22 .993 11.32 9.41
1993 29 NYY AL MLB NYY C 12 37.0 32 31 1 0 0 1.000 7.78 2.67 0 4 1 20%
1993 29 NYY AL MLB NYY LF 6
1993 29 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 28 186.0 43 42 1 0 0 1.000 2.08 1.54
1993 29 NYY AL MLB NYY RF 23
1994 30 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 10 70.0 85 80 5 0 6 1.000 10.93 8.50
1994 30 NYY AL MLB NYY C 37 304.0 212 202 10 0 1 1.000 6.28 5.73 6 16 5 24%
1995 31 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 18 134.0 138 131 6 1 11 .993 9.20 7.61
1995 31 NYY AL MLB NYY C 46 390.0 306 286 18 2 2 .993 7.02 6.61 5 43 10 19%
1996 32 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 5 12.0 16 16 0 0 2 1.000 12.00 3.20
1996 32 NYY AL MLB NYY 2B 2 4.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 6.75 1.50
1996 32 NYY AL MLB NYY 3B 13 70.0 18 3 11 4 0 .778 1.80 1.08
1996 32 NYY AL MLB NYY C 55 440.0 384 363 19 2 2 .995 7.81 6.95 7 30 12 29%
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1996 32 NYY AL MLB NYY LF 3
1996 32 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 3 17.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.59 1.00
1997 33 2 Teams AL MLB ANA-TEX 1B 24 152.0 148 139 7 2 21 .986 8.64 6.08
1997 33 2 Teams AL MLB ANA-TEX C 69 577.0 463 417 45 1 4 .998 7.21 6.70 10 48 36 43%
1997 33 ANA AL MLB ANA 1B 15 98.0 86 79 5 2 17 .977 7.71 5.60
1997 33 ANA AL MLB ANA C 58 490.0 401 361 40 0 4 1.000 7.37 6.91 9 37 30 45%
1997 33 TEX AL MLB TEX 1B 9 54.0 62 60 2 0 4 1.000 10.33 6.89
1997 33 TEX AL MLB TEX C 11 87.0 62 56 5 1 0 .984 6.31 5.55 1 11 6 35%
1998 34 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB SDP-BOS 1B 21 143.0 146 137 8 1 13 .993 9.13 6.90
1998 34 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB SDP-BOS C 25 171.0 162 149 11 2 1 .988 8.42 6.40 1 12 2 14%
1998 34 BOS AL MLB BOS 1B 1 3.0 3 3 0 0 1 1.000 9.00 3.00
1998 34 BOS AL MLB BOS C 1 8.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 11.25 10.00 0 2 0 0%
1998 34 SDP NL MLB SDP 1B 20 140.0 143 134 8 1 12 .993 9.13 7.10
1998 34 SDP NL MLB SDP 3B 1 6.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 3.00
1998 34 SDP NL MLB SDP C 24 163.0 152 139 11 2 1 .987 8.28 6.25 1 10 2 17%
1998 34 SDP NL MLB SDP LF 1
1998 34 SDP NL MLB SDP OF 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1999 35 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB SDP-NYY 1B 28 190.0 194 176 15 3 16 .985 9.05 6.82
1999 35 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB NYY-SDP 3B 2 10.0 5 2 2 1 0 .800 3.60 2.00
1999 35 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB SDP-NYY C 25 173.0 167 150 16 1 0 .994 8.64 6.64 6 26 5 16%
1999 35 Las Vegas PCL AAA SDP 1B 2 18 17 1 0 2 1.000 9.00
1999 35 SDP NL MLB SDP 1B 19 129.0 125 116 7 2 10 .984 8.58 6.47
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1999 35 SDP NL MLB SDP 3B 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1999 35 SDP NL MLB SDP C 24 172.0 167 150 16 1 0 .994 8.69 6.92 6 26 5 16%
1999 35 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 9 61.0 69 60 8 1 6 .986 10.03 7.56
1999 35 NYY AL MLB NYY 3B 1 9.0 5 2 2 1 0 .800 4.00 4.00
1999 35 NYY AL MLB NYY C 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0 0 0
2000 36 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB LAD-NYY 1B 9 34.0 31 29 2 0 3 1.000 8.21 3.44
2000 36 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB LAD-NYY C 5 35.0 24 23 1 0 0 1.000 6.17 4.80 0 3 0 0%
2000 36 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 1 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 6.00 2.00
2000 36 NYY AL MLB NYY C 2 16.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 7.31 6.50 0 2 0 0%
2000 36 LAD NL MLB LAD 1B 8 31.0 29 27 2 0 3 1.000 8.42 3.63
2000 36 LAD NL MLB LAD C 3 19.0 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 5.21 3.67 0 1 0 0%
2000 36 LAD NL MLB LAD LF 5
2000 36 LAD NL MLB LAD OF 6 40.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0.90 0.67
2000 36 LAD NL MLB LAD RF 1
2001 37 Newark ATLL Ind 1B 6 42 39 3 0 3 1.000 7.00
2001 37 Newark ATLL Ind 3B 8 18 5 10 3 0 .833 1.88
2001 37 Newark ATLL Ind C 3 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 0 2 0 0%
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2001 37 Newark ATLL Ind LF 2
2001 37 Newark ATLL Ind OF 2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50
2001 37 Portland PCL AAA SDP 1B 11 99 88 9 2 9 .980 8.82
2001 37 Portland PCL AAA SDP LF 1
2001 37 Portland PCL AAA SDP OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
2003 39 Oaxaca MEX AAA LF 4
2003 39 Oaxaca MEX AAA OF 4 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 2.50
MLB (10 seasons) MLB 1B 149 960.0 1043 977 57 9 96 .991 9.69 6.94
MLB (2 seasons) MLB 2B 3 6.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00
MLB (6 seasons) MLB 3B 105 815.0 217 61 137 19 7 .912 2.19 1.89
MLB (11 seasons) MLB C 308 2349.0 1936 1789 137 10 11 .995 7.38 6.25 41 200 84 30%
MLB (5 seasons) MLB LF 25
MLB (6 seasons) MLB OF 54 345.0 74 70 3 1 0 .986 1.90 1.35
MLB (4 seasons) MLB RF 30
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 1B 19 156 143 11 2 12 .987 8.11
Minors (2 seasons) Minors 2B 10 31 12 19 0 2 1.000 3.10
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 3B 90 196 42 136 18 17 .908 1.98
Minors (6 seasons) Minors C 304 1868 1638 205 25 22 .987 6.06 54
Minors (3 seasons) Minors OF 33 55 53 2 0 0 1.000 1.67
All Levels (13 Seasons) 1B 174 960.0 1241 1159 71 11 111 .991 9.69 7.07
All Levels (4 Seasons) 2B 13 6.0 34 14 20 0 2 1.000 4.50 2.62
All Levels (9 Seasons) 3B 203 815.0 431 108 283 40 24 .907 2.19 1.93
All Levels (16 Seasons) C 615 2349.0 3813 3436 342 35 33 .991 7.38 6.14 95 202 84 29%
All Levels (7 Seasons) LF 32
All Levels (9 Seasons) OF 93 345.0 142 136 5 1 0 .993 1.90 1.52
All Levels (4 Seasons) RF 30
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1986 22 Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League A
1986 22 Oneonta Yankees New York-Pennsylvania League A-
1987 23 Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League A
1988 24 Albany-Colonie Yankees Eastern League AA
1989 25 Albany-Colonie Yankees Eastern League AA
1990 26 Columbus Clippers International League AAA
1990 26 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1990-06-08 1990-10-03
1991 27 Columbus Clippers International League AAA
1991 27 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1991-04-08 1991-10-06
1992 28 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1992-04-12 1992-09-27
1993 29 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1993-04-08 1993-10-03
1994 30 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1994-04-07 1994-08-11
1995 31 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1995-04-26 1995-09-29
1996 32 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1996-04-03 1996-09-29
1997 33 Anaheim Angels American League MLB 1 1997-04-02 1997-07-28
1997 33 Texas Rangers American League MLB 2 1997-08-01 1997-09-18
1998 34 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1998-04-01 1998-06-19
1998 34 San Diego Padres National League MLB 2 1998-06-22 1998-09-27
1999 35 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes California League A+
1999 35 Las Vegas Stars Pacific Coast League AAA
1999 35 San Diego Padres National League MLB 1 1999-04-04 1999-06-22
1999 35 New York Yankees American League MLB 2 1999-08-02 1999-10-03
2000 36 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 2000-04-09 2000-06-20
2000 36 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 2 2000-06-23 2000-09-13
2001 37 Newark Bears Atlantic League Ind
2001 37 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League AAA 2001-06-05 2001-08-11
2003 39 Oaxaca Guerreros Mexican League AAA

Sabr ID: 9ac8c793

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