1996: LEYRITZ'S MOMENTUM-CHANGING HOME RUN
Oct. 23, 1996 - World Series Game 4
After falling into a 2-0 hole to the Braves, the Yankees won Game 3 in Atlanta, but fell behind 6-0 in Game 4. Things looked bleak until the Yankees scored three runs in sixth to make it interesting. In the top of the eighth, the Yankees were still down three when Jim Leyritz came up against Braves closer Mark Wohlers with two runners on. He blasted a 2-and-2 pitch to left to tie the game. The Yankees went on to win the game in the 11th. The momentum shifted, and the Yankees went on to win their first World Series in 18 years.
Former Yankees catcher Jim Leyritz rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the 1999 World Series. The home run was the last hit by any major leaguer in the 20th Century.
Jim Leyritz at Fenway Park a day before Game 3 of the 1998 ALCS against Boston.
San Diego's Jim Leyritz talks on his cell phone in the dugout during batting practice at the 1998 World Series.
Jim Leyritz signs autographs outside of a store on River ave on the evening of the Yankees ALCS game 2 against the Angels. (October 17, 2009)
FILE - This Oct. 25, 2010, file photo shows former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz during jury selection, in the Broward County Courthouse in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz is photographed at the Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office after he was arrested in the early morning hours of December 28, 2007. Leyritz was chraged with DUI manslaughter.