3P’s Baseball Pitching Experts: Al Leiter
Today, Al Leiter is well known for his expert work as a television host and analyst with MLB Network and YES Network. As a TV commentator, Al provides enthusiastic, unique and powerful sights so the viewers can understand the intricacies of the game. These are the same intricacies that Al mastered as an all-star MLB pitcher.
Al is a three-time World Series Champion and two-time All-Star pitcher formerly with the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, and Florida Marlins. As a member of the 3P Sports team, Al provides his pitching knowledge and experience to help us develop the best program on the market today.
Drafted by the New York Yankees in the second round in 1984, Al had a nineteen-year major league career. He attributes his success to a proper mental attitude combined with hard work and talent. With his victory over the Diamondbacks April 30, 2002, Leiter became the first pitcher in major league history to beat all 30 current teams.
One of Al’s secrets was his pre game thoughts. Al says that his energy is “channeled to excitement. I visualized the night before. I believe in it. I visualize the lineup and me executing the pitch that I wanted to throw to that particular player—and see a positive result. Most of all, my visualization is a perfect game.”
One of the most successful pitchers in baseball, Leiter has been recognized for nearly every humanitarian award in the sport, including the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, the Good Guy Award from the New York Press Photographers Association, the Branch Rickey Award for unselfish contribution to his community, and the Joan W. Payson Award for humanitarian services. In January 2002, Leiter was the emcee at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s inauguration. Rudy Giuliani appointed him to the Twin Towers Fund Board of Directors. As part of the Twin Towers Fund Board of Directors, Leiter helped to allocate more than $280 million in donations. Leiter was also selected by Mayor Bloomberg to serve on the Board of Directors of NYC & Company, the city’s official, nonprofit tourism organization.