By Cliff Corcoran
June 04, 2013

Al Leiter Al Leiter won 162 games in a 19-year career spent largely with the Mets and Yankees. (AP)

In the wake of the Monday passing of Democratic New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey governor Chris Christie will have to appoint someone to fill Lautenberg's vacated senate seat until a special election can be held to fill the seat, an election which might not happen until next year.

Tuesday, Philadelphia Inquirer staff writer Matt Katz floated a list of 21 potential Christie appointees, both Republicans and Democrats. Second to last on his list was this:

Al Leiter: The former Mets and Yankees pitcher is a Republican and Toms River native who has talked about running as a Republican in the past.
former major league pitcher in the Senate bitter and angry Mets fan

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