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Derek Jeter stretches with his teammates during batting practice against the Texas Rangers prior to Game 1 of the 2010 ALCS. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Current, Former Yankees Tell Their Favorite Derek Jeter Stories

I asked those who played alongside, managed or coached Jeter along the way for a favorite story or memory, something that stood out when they thought of the captain. This is what they told me…

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Derek Jeter in 1997 (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Baseball Lifers Recall First Impressions Of Derek Jeter

It’s not hard to call up images of a 20-something Jeter and look back on his career. But for those who have spent time with him up close, they have a database that can’t be Googled.

09/22/2014

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7 Incredible Athletes (Besides LeBron James) To Wear #23

Seven amazing athletes besides LeBron James to wear #23.

08/01/2014

The St. Louis Cardinals work out during 2013 World Series Media Day at Fenway Park on October 22, 2013. The Red Sox host the Cardinals in Game 1 on October 23, 2013. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Random Thoughts Ahead Of The World Series

Check out the managers in this year’s Fall Classic. It shows you that the day-to-day grumbling about managers isn’t that big a deal in the end.

10/23/2013

Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran, right, celebrates with teammate David Freese during the third inning against the Dodgers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on Oct. 18, 2013 in St Louis, Mo. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Cardinals Blast Dodgers In Game 6, Win 19th NL Pennant

Carlos Beltran, Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals are going to the World Series — not even Clayton Kershaw could stop them this year.

10/18/2013

Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts as he hits an RBI triple in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kallet: Arrogant, Unlikable Yasiel Puig Plays The Game The Wrong Way

He’s cocky. He’s arrogant. He’s extremely unlikable. And he doesn’t play the great game of baseball the right way, the way it’s supposed to be played. Who am I talking about? You know who. I’m talking about Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig.

10/16/2013

Hanley Ramirez of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks to first after being hit by a pitch. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Dodgers Shortstop Hanley Ramirez Is Doubtful For Game 3 Of The NLCS

Shortstop Hanley Ramirez had a CT scan on his left ribs Sunday, and the results were not yet available.

10/13/2013

Andre Ethier of the Los Angeles Dodgers  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Dodgers Outfielder Ethier Out Of NLCS Game 2 Lineup Due To Soreness

Andre Ethier is not in the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup for Game 2 of the NLCS due to lingering soreness.

10/12/2013

A.J. Ellis #17, Hanley Ramirez #13, Dee Gordon #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after the Dodgers defeat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in Game 4 of the National League Division Series. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

On To The NLCS! Dodgers Advance Past Braves, Await Either Bucs Or Cards

The NL West champions open the next round Friday against St. Louis or Pittsburgh. The Cardinals host the wild-card Pirates in a winner-take-all Game 5 on Wednesday.

10/08/2013

Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: New York’s Dodger Blues

Not only do many of us see the Dodgers as a five borough endeavor, an extension of our blue-collar grit and white-collar elitism, but we now must watch our enemy rocket to the top with a Yankee icon at the helm.

08/23/2013

Adrian Gonzalez of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with his team after hitting a game-winning double in the 12th inning against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium on August 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Mets Blow 4-Run Lead In Loss To Red-Hot Dodgers

Down late in the game, the Dodgers were just setting the stage for more timely hitting and another scintillating comeback. “Seriously? Explain that game?” LA manager Don Mattingly said.

08/15/2013

Don Mattingly (credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Don Mattingly’s Hall Of Fame Candidacy Deserves Another Look

Donnie Baseball deserves another look from Hall of Fame voters. Between 1984-1987, Mattingly averaged 29 home runs and 120 RBIs per season. His on-base plus slugging during that stretch was .918, .939, .967 and .937.

07/18/2013

Don Mattingly (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

New York Yankees’ Most Enduring All-Stars Of All-Time

Who are the most enduring Yankees All-Stars of all time? Check to see who made our exclusive list ahead of the Midsummer Classic at Citi Field.

07/09/2013

Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Kallas: Of Course Dodgers Outfielder Yasiel Puig Is An All-Star

Puig can hit, hit with power, run, field and has a howitzer for an arm. There’s nothing he can’t do on a baseball field.

07/03/2013

Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after being thrown out at second trying to stretch a single into a double in the first inning. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Yankees Spoil Mattingly’s Return, Hang On To Beat Dodgers In Game 1

Hiroki Kuroda shut down his former team into the seventh inning, Ichiro Suzuki homered and drove in three runs, and the Yankees won 6-4 over the sloppy Dodgers.

06/19/2013

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