Angels' Leiter loses 9-month-old son

April 06, 1994|By Los Angeles Times

MINNEAPOLIS -- The 9-month-old son of California Angels pitcher Mark Leiter died Monday from Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, a children's form of Lou Gehrig's disease, the club announced yesterday.

Ryan Alexander Leiter will be buried today during a private memorial service in Anaheim Hills, Calif.

Mark Leiter, a former Orioles minor-leaguer, joined the Angels on March 19. He told manager Buck Rodgers yesterday that he still wants to make his scheduled start Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

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