The 40-year-old is a former catcher who spent seven seasons in the majors with the Athletics, Royals, Tigers and Phillies.
After the Rangers gave them fits over the last two weeks, the A’s finally clinched their third consecutive postseason berth with a 4-0 victory Sunday in their regular-season finale.
Three days after an emotional farewell in New York, pinstripe-wearing fans filled Fenway Park for Derek Jeter’s finale, chanting for him and standing for each of his at-bats.
While fans, non fans, kids and adult everywhere celebrated the legendary Yankees’ captain’s last hit at Yankee stadium, let’s take a look at the best reactions from friends of DJ, fellow athletes and other celebrates who took to Twitter to pay their RE2PECT to Number 2.
Adrian Beltre hit a walk-off home run for the Rangers in the ninth inning, and Oakland’s magic number for clinching the postseason remained at two after a 2-1 loss.
Derek Jeter had a hard time stepping into the batter’s box in the bottom of the ninth inning.
When Derek Jeter puts on New York’s navy pinstripes Thursday for one final home game, it won’t matter to a packed Yankee Stadium that there’s no postseason play on the line.
Louisville Slugger has been making baseball bats for more than a hundred years, but there’s one model it won’t be making any longer: the P72, the model that Derek Jeter has used his entire career.
Derek Jeter has had as close to perfect a career as a major leaguer can have. Still, five years from now, don’t expect the New York Yankees’ captain to be a unanimous selection to baseball’s Hall of Fame.
MLB commissioner Bud Selig hopes for incremental progress from his new committee that will try to take steps to shorten game times. “Nothing huge, but significant,” he said.
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hopes one day Derek Jeter will own a team after the 40-year-old shortstop retires as a player.
Baseball officials have started meeting with groups as the sport starts a process that could lead to revising its domestic violence policy.