Thursday, September 25, 2014

Jeter's Final Home Game

© by Gerald So | | 6:33 A.M.

The 2014 AL East champion Baltimore Orioles eliminated the Yankees from playoff contention yesterday, and rain threatens tonight's game, the final home game of Derek Jeter's career.

People have always pointed out that Jeter was neither the best athlete nor the "best" Yankee (Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle...?). He was, however, consistent enough and durable enough to play shortstop for the Yankees for twenty years, rightfully giving him records surpassing them all.

UPDATE: The rain held off, and the game was played, and Jeter had two hits, including the game-winning walk-off single. We fans have come to expect him to rise to occasions because he's done it regularly over his career. In the biggest of spots, he delivers.

1 comment:

Graham Powell said...

I saw a piece yesterday that said he's clearly behind the four Yankees you mentioned, but is probably 5th or 6th, right there with Yogi Berra.