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