Derek Jeter, a dream fulfilled
- Author: Julie Sanders May 25, 2017,
May 25, 2017, 17:50
My love and interest in sports began at luckily the flawless time, when the Red Sox and Yankees rivalry was at its all-time peak.
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Morton on is 0-2 with a 7.20 ERA in two road starts in 2017. The Yankees have now retired every single single-digit number.
Being brought up a Sox fan, I was raised to despise any player who wore pinstripes. Jorge Posada. Joe Torre.
This time, the 42-year-old Jeter said, he wanted to "just experience it".
Not on the list of attendees the Yankees distributed is Alex Rodriguez, who shared the same side of the diamond with Jeter for 10 seasons. No matter how many times he kicked Boston's ass, there was something about him that everyone loved.
I might have gotten emotional, but we were back there joking and having a good time with my family, he said.
He was never a native New Yorker by definition - he arrived in the Bronx by way of Kalamazoo, Michigan - but since his 1995 debut and his 1996 AL Rookie of the Year campaign, he not only became a New Yorker, he became the face of the Big Apple. Even early on in his career, when he was constantly compared to former Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra. So I can't thank you guys enough. Jealousy? That's probably the case. Enjoy the big show Jeter fans!
Jeter's records with the team include but aren't limited to five World Series championships, an 11-year run as team captain, 14 All-Star games, 3,465 hits and numerous awards. His 3,465 career hits rank sixth in major league history, including eight seasons with at least 200.
According to baseball-reference.com, more than 18,600 players have put on an MLB uniform.
What is there to say about Derek Jeter that hasn't already been said in other columns, television interviews or features? I mean, come on. Only Manny Ramirez and Bernie Williams have more career playoff home runs, and he's fourth in playoff RBI. He was named the 2000 World Series MVP with two homers and a.409 batting average, and he hit better than.345 in five of his seven trips to the Fall Classic. "You're going to go through that". He allowed three runs or less in four of those starts. Legendary stuff from a legendary player. The Captain is set to have his number retired in front of a capacity crowd.
Jeter played in an unfathomable 158 postseason games, nearly a full 162-game season, and had a major-league record 200 hits.