Leiter says that his humility is not contrived. “I always was very cognizant that it was a privilege to wear a Major League Baseball uniform 19 seasons,” he says. “When I was on the field, I felt compelled to connect with the people.”
The Jersey native recalls a time that his brother waited for Mickey Mantle after a game. People waited for hours at Yankee Stadium for Mantle to come out. “He came out, head down,” he recalls, “didn’t even look.” This taught Leiter to always be sure to make a connection with his fans, so they never leave feeling the way his brother felt.
To learn more about Al Leiter, check out his Twitter profile.
Happy National Student-Athlete Day! Throughout the months of March and April the NCAA recognizes student-athletes at colleges and universities. There is a lot of devotion that goes into being both a student and an athlete so we want to applaud all the student-athletes throughout New Jersey for not only their athletic abilities but also their commitment to school.
We want to acknowledge the colleges and universities throughout New Jersey who have produced excellent student-athletes. Some of these are Rutgers University, Princeton University, Seton Hall University, Montclair State University, Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and many more!
Congratulations to all the student-athletes throughout New Jersey!