They owned October year after year. Derek Jeter and his baseball brothers — the gang that grew up champions. One by one, they walked away from the game until Jeter was the last man standing in pinstripes.
With all of the hoopla surrounding Derek Jeter’s retirement, Boomer pointed out that the captain’s last homestand falls on the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah.
Regardless of the weather, nobody does it better than Boomer and Craigie. The same could be said about Derek Jeter.
Jeter says it’s “time for something new.” And that means he’ll be walking away from the game that made him a New York icon — and a baseball legend.
Future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter is retiring after the 2014 season. Here’s how the baseball world — media members, former players and fans — reacted to the news.
Call it a passing of the torch, of sorts. In 2015, there will only be one captain on the New York baseball scene: Mets third baseman David Wright.
Got a cool $11,000 hanging around? If so, see you in late September in the Bronx and Boston.
“He’s not here for this season, so we’re going to have to find ways to win with the team that we have,” Jeter said. “It’s a complicated situation, but it’s pretty much played out. That’s what has happened.”
“You can tell he’s determined to go out there and do well,” Phelps said. “If you had to place a bet on it, you know he’s going to go out there and have a good year. I’m really looking forward to seeing him play again.”
We know this. The girlfriend is gone. The spikes are tied on tight. He has taken the first step of a long journey into 2014, and has left the scarred remnants of last season behind.
Matt Harvey, who was quoted last year as being an admirer of Derek Jeter’s dating prowess, has ended his relationship with supermodel Anne V after weeks “on the rocks,” Us Weekly reported on Sunday.
Jeter hit with authority to all fields during a five-round, 39-swing session Monday at the Yankees’ minor-league complex. Jeter also took grounders at shortstop for the first time this year, fielding 34 balls at his usual position.
“No,” Brunner said when asked if he’s heard of the Yankees’ captain. “…No. The only baseball I know is (Justin) Verlander … because of the Tigers last year.”
“The game is pitching,” Jeter said. “If you have great pitching, you always have an opportunity to win. From everything I’ve heard, he’s going to be quite an addition to our team.”
There are similarities between Peyton Manning and Derek Jeter: the drive to win, the injuries that put upcoming performance into question, and the simple desire to perform at the highest level.