Dick Groch

Derek Jeter, 1996 (credit: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images/Allsport)

Sweeny Says: Dick Groch, The Scout Who Signed Derek Jeter

When the Yankees held the 6th overall pick in the 1992 draft, they picked shortstop Derek Jeter from Kalamazoo, Michigan. The rest, as they say, is history.


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In Front Of Rockin’ Yankee Stadium Crowd, Derek Jeter Pulls Closer To 3,000

Yankee Stadium was rocking and Derek Jeter kept swinging, from the first pitch to the final out. Eager to make history and put the hoopla behind him, Jeter quickly doubled for his 2,998th career hit. That was all he got Thursday night.