Following in the footsteps of his father, Jack Leiter took the next step in his baseball career by committing to Vanderbilt. The son of former two-time MLB All-Star and three-time World Series champion pitcher Al Leiter announced his decision Tuesday on Twitter.
Leiter is even a pitcher just like his old man, but he is a righty.
— jack leiter (@JL31T) August 8, 2017
The elder Leiter expressed his joy after his son’s announcement.
— Al Leiter (@Al_Leiter22) August 8, 2017
The 6-foot Jack Leiter, a native of Summit, N.J., in the Class of 2019, reportedly is pitching in the the low 90s, according to Perfect Game USA.
Al Leiter captured World Series titles with the Toronto Blue Jays (1992, 1993) and Florida Marlins (1997) while also recording a no-hitter on May 11, 1996.
Vanderbilt posted a 36-25-1 record last season en route to reaching an NCAA Super Regional.