S’Long Jeet

Regular readers know I’m a Yankee fan and that Mariano Rivera was my favorite ever. Jeter has to be second.

Via The New Yorker. Cover art by a Red Sox fan.

The Yankees aren’t much this year, so Jeter’s last year is the story. He’s earned it.

#6 all time for hits (#4 modern era).

That’s first ballot Hall of Fame right there.

The career was story book.

– World Series his rookie year

– MVP of Subway World Series

– The Flip. The signature moment of his career, in my opinion. The live broadcast play by play as it happened:

Derek Jeter with one of the most unbelievable plays you will ever see by a shortstop

Just watch it:

– Mr. November. You can’t make this stuff up. Bottom of the 10th, World Series, pushed back because of 9/11. First MLB game in November. Walk off home run.

– 3000 hits.

3000. History. With an exclamation point.

He starts the game two hits shy. Gets a lead-off single. Next at bat, against David Price (no slouch) he gets 3000 with a home run. Not to rest, he finishes the day 5-5.

And he dates well too…

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