What better way to close out the week then to really acknowledge how we will remember Yankees captain and future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter. We spent the whole week talking about Jeter after his retirement announcement last week and either earned some love from fans or alienated the haters.
Hate him or love him you hate to respect the guy. He’s one of the few players in today’s generation that did it right. You never heard a negative thing about him and I firmly believe he didn’t take steroids. A true rarity these days, the guy created a unique legacy unlike any other in baseball. For Yankees fans, it’s going to be awfully eerie next season when the team takes the field on Opening Day. Very weird.
Hit the jump to see our final tribute to Jeter….
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We’re winding up our Derek Jeter Tribute Week with a couple articles that really sum up the Yankee Captain and one of the greatest players that ever lived. Hate him or love him, you have to respect him.
Through the years Jeter has been remembered for several things – Diving into the stands, the flip, World Series home runs and more. Today, we’re going to put together a collection of photos that you’ve most certainly seen before if you’re a Jeter fan. The collection is a brief highlight reel of his career.
Hit the jump to check them out…
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In 2010, Jeter had his worst season to that point in his career, hitting just .270/.340/.370 at the age of 36. That led to surprisingly contentious contract negotiations with the Yankees that winter, during which he was a free agent. Jeter eventually agreed to a three-year, $51 million contract and spent that spring working with hitting coach Kevin Long to rebuild his swing. Jeter never committed to Long’s new mechanics, however, and was even worse in early 2011, hitting .260/.324/.324 through June 12 when a calf strain put him on the disabled list. During his time on the shelf, however, he reunited with his first professional manager, Gary Denbo, and when he returned to the Bronx in early July he seemed to have turned back the clock several years. Jeter hit .331/.384/.447 over his 314 plate appearances in 2011 but the signature performance of his comeback was the game in which he collected his 3,000th hit. [Continue Reading]
If you watched the Jeter 3K special you know the Captain was dying to do this at home. You also knew he would find a way to do it. Of course, a home run off David Price a guy he hasn’t had much success off of. Incredible moment.
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The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry hit a peak that coincided with Jeter’s as the two teams finished first and second, respectively, in the American League East every year from 1998 to 2005. They also met in the American League Championship Series in 1999, 2003 and 2004, with each of the latter two series going the full seven games. New York won the pennant the first two of those years — their Game 7 comeback in 2003 began with Jeter’s eighth inning double off Pedro Martinez — before famously blowing a 3-games-to-0 lead the next season. New York led the division by just three games over Boston in 2004, and on July 1 was looking to finish off a sweep of the Red Sox at home despite starting rookie Brad Halsey against the great Martinez. Despite that apparent disadvantage, the two teams battled into the 12th inning with the game tied 3-3. [Continue Reading]
A great play that pretty much sums up Jeter. He’s a winner. He wins at all costs. You’d think that all guys would do this, but no – not a lot of guys sell out and give up there body. Once of the things Yankees fans love about this guy is it’s all about the team and winning. He’d do anything to win.
It’s day two of our Derek Jeter tribute week. The first two days we opened up with articles essentially about haters of the Yankee Captain. Don’t worry – it gets much better the rest of the week.
One of the most interesting things about Jeter and his career is that he is such a polarizing figure. Yankees fans would sacrifice their first born for him and others hate the guy with a passion. Personally, I don’t understand the hater side, but what can you do.
Let’s try to figure out why he has so many haters. Hit the jump to look at five reasons….
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