The former major league catcher has signed on with the minor league Newark Bears to become the team's pitching coach, it was announced Friday.
Leyritz says he's grateful for a second chance in what he calls "a league of second chances."
The 47-year-old Leyritz had been facing a maximum of 15 years behind bars in the December 2007 death of 30-year-old Fredia Ann Veitch. Leyritz had been celebrating his 44th birthday with friends on Fort Lauderdale beach when his SUV collided with Veitch's car around 3 a.m.
Leyritz was eventually convicted of DUI, but not manslaughter. He was given a year probation and fined $500.
He's best known for his three-run homer off Atlanta's Mark Wohlers in Game 4 of the 1996 World Series, which turned the tide of the series and enabled New York to win in six games.