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April 13 – Happy Birthday Mark Leiter

Of the two Leiter brothers from Toms River, NJ who were both Yankee pitching prospects, it was older brother Mark who was more impressive in the Minors and younger brother Al who did best as a pro. Mark was two years older than Al and threw right-handed while his younger sibling was a southpaw. But in 1986 Mark hurt his pitching shoulder and underwent surgery. That same shoulder was cut open two more times in the next seventeen months forcing Leiter to sit out three full seasons. By the time he finally got a shot with the Yankees, his brother Al had already been traded and Mark wasn’t the same pitcher he had been four years earlier. He split his only two decisions in pinstripes before being shipped to Detroit the following year. In 11 big league seasons Mark won 65 and lost 73 while Al went 162-132 during his nineteen-year Major League career.

Mark shares his April 13th birthday with this WWII-era third baseman and  the first starting shortstop in Yankee franchise history.

Year Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO WHIP
1990 NYY AL 1 1 .500 6.84 8 3 2 0 0 0 26.1 33 20 20 5 9 0 21 1.595
11 Yrs 65 73 .471 4.57 335 149 88 15 1 26 1184.1 1205 664 602 155 424 43 892 1.375
DET (3 yrs) 23 18 .561 4.36 100 42 18 3 0 1 353.1 352 184 171 42 137 14 248 1.384
SFG (2 yrs) 14 22 .389 4.38 53 51 0 8 1 0 331.0 336 184 161 44 105 11 247 1.332
PHI (2 yrs) 17 22 .436 4.98 100 31 50 3 0 23 271.1 283 168 150 33 111 9 232 1.452
MON (1 yr) 4 2 .667 4.39 12 12 0 1 0 0 69.2 68 35 34 12 19 1 46 1.249
CAL (1 yr) 4 7 .364 4.72 40 7 15 0 0 2 95.1 99 56 50 13 35 6 71 1.406
SEA (1 yr) 0 0 6.75 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1.500
NYY (1 yr) 1 1 .500 6.84 8 3 2 0 0 0 26.1 33 20 20 5 9 0 21 1.595
MIL (1 yr) 2 1 .667 3.75 20 3 3 0 0 0 36.0 32 16 15 6 8 2 26 1.111
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/12/2013.