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It just seems fitting that a year after soon-to-be Hall-of-Famer Mariano Rivera retires, Derek Jeter is set to do the same. The final part of the core-four that was Pettitte, Posada, Mo and Jeter.
But then again, his entire career has been just that. "Fitting."
It's only fitting that the skinny shortstop out of Kalamazoo, Michigan (by way of Pequannock, New Jersey) went 0-for-6 before recording his first Major League hit when he was called up by the Yankees in 1995. Only fitting that in his full rookie year of 1996, the Yankees win their first World Series since 1978. Only... (more)
40 American League pennants, 36 hall-of-famers, 27 world championships, 17 retired numbers, 16 A.L. East titles... and now one 3,000 hit club member.
Derek Jeter has always done big things on the diamond with a little bit of flair. Whether it's the infamous "Flip-play" against the Oakland A's in thhe 2001 playoffs, or a game-winning home run off Byun-Yun Kim in the '01 Fall Classic at midnight to begin November, or even diving into the stands for a foul ball down the third-base line in the '04 season against Boston (and one in the 2001 ALDS), the second captain in Yankees history has... (more)
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