Mark Leiter spent two unremarkable years with the Phillies (1997-98), at a time when the team was better left unseen. He amassed a 17-22 record as the team finished in last and third place.
At 50 years old, Leiter now runs a pitching clinic in Toms River, NJ, about an hour south of where his son Mark Leiter, Jr. was striking out 20 hitters in a NCAA division I game on Friday.
Leiter, Jr., pitching for the New Jersey Technical Institute Highlanders, utterly shut down the Chicago State Cougars, punching out the last eight batters he faced. His 20 K's set a division I record for the current season - the all-time record of 26 by Buddy Schultz in 1973 remains fairly untouchable.
Leiter has had momentary explosions of talent before, striking out 14 in a game in May 2011.
His father, Mark Sr., is not the only Major League talent in his family; his uncle is 19-year MLB veteran hurler Al Leiter.