Derek Jeter

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Retired Yankees great Derek Jeter and his family were in the Capital Region on Tuesday. The future Hall of Famer’s Turn 2 Foundation gathered with 100 high school students at Siena College.

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Retired Yankees great Derek Jeter is returning today to the Capital Region, where he briefly played in the minor leagues.

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In Major League Baseball, in the American League, Derek Jeter concluded his Hall of Fame career by helping the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 9-5 yesterday. He bid baseball adieu with an RBI single, a dugout full of hugs and a final wave to the fans. Jeter's departure gave some importance to an otherwise meaningless game between the longtime AL East rivals who will watch the playoffs together from the outside for the first time in 20 years.

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Derek Jeter still has three games left in his career before retiring, but officials in Cooperstown are already thinking about his likely induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The New York Yankees shortstop will be eligible for enshrinement in 2020. For Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz, it's not too early to start planning for the huge crowd that will show up for Jeter's induction.

Katz told WSTM-TV in Syracuse that the attendance that July weekend could top 100,000. When Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. were inducted in 2007, about 80,000 jammed Cooperstown.

9/26/14 Panel

Sep 26, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. WAMC New Director, Ian Pickus also joins for part of today's conversation.

Topics include:
Eric Holder
Subway terror plot?
FBI director blasts Apple, Google for locking police out of phones
Derek Jeter
Property tax cap upheld

MLB:

In Major League Baseball, in the American League, Derek Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning, the latest storybook moment in a charmed and illustrious career, to give New York a 6-5 victory last night over the Baltimore Orioles. Jeter saved the best for last — a sharp, opposite-field single to right field that knocked in the winning run. After the game Jeter said that he played his last game at the position, and he would only serve as the designated hitter in his final three games in Boston this weekend.

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MLB:

In Major League Baseball, in the American League, the New York Yankees were officially eliminated from the postseason yesterday dropping a 9-5 decision to AL East champion Baltimore. Retiring Yankee captain Derek Jeter went 0-for-4 as the designated hitter in his next-to-last home game, ending a seven-game hitting streak and dropping his average to .253.  Jeter will play his final game at Yankee Stadium tonight at 7 in what promises to be an emotional evening in the Bronx.

I’m going to state an uncomfortable truth. I’m not a huge Derek Jeter fan. Right now, that feels a little like admitting you’re not a fan of puppies and kittens. But it is what it is. I’ve just never been a huge fan of the baseball player commonly known in these parts as The Captain.

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NFL:

In the NFL, the New York Giants overcame some early mistakes and beat the suddenly error-prone Houston Texans 30-17 yesterday. Rashad Jennings ran for a career-high 176 yards and a touchdown and Eli Manning threw two TD passes. The victory not only put some life back into the Giants after two disappointing efforts, it also ended any chance of a second straight 0-6 start for Tom Coughlin's team.

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After a cast of Yankee greats and Hall of Famers had taken their seats, after none other than Michael Jordan electrified the Yankee Stadium crowd, after the raucous cheers finally died down, a visibly touched Derek Jeter gave a brief speech. A line in the valedictory said everything.

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MLB:

The New York Yankees, trying to add offense at third base, acquired third baseman Chase Headley yesterday from the San Diego Padres for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula. The move paid immediate dividends when Headley drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 14th inning of the Yankees' 2-1 victory over Texas last night. Derek Jeter hit his 535th double breaking Lou Gehrig's franchise record and the Yankees won an unlikely pitching duel after both rookie starters entered with a 5.10 ERA.

Keith Strudler: Jeter's Last All Star Game

Jul 16, 2014

Talking about Derek Jeter is like talking about Ronald Reagan. No matter what you may think of him, it’s almost irreverent to say anything bad out loud. That was certainly the case at last night’s MLB all-star game, where Jeter was given a standing ovation that would approach Cats on its final Broadway appearance. For over a minute, the Minneapolis crowd and every other player on the field stood and applauded the 40 year old when he came to bat in the first inning of his final all-star appearance. That even included St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright, who took off his glove and stepped off the mound to congratulate the Yankees star.

Jeter to Retire, End Of An Era

Feb 13, 2014

You could say it’s the end of an era.

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he will retire after this season. Jeter posted a long letter on his Facebook account Wednesday saying that 2014 will be his last year of playing professional baseball.

The 39-year-old Yankees captain missed much of last season because of injuries. While it was no secret the team captain was getting close to the end of his brilliant career, his announcement caught many by surprise.

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The Yankees will need a new captain: shortstop Derek Jeter, who played in the minor leagues in Albany, has announced the upcoming season will be his last. He turns 40 this season. The 13-time All-Star has won five World Series with the Bronx Bombers.

Mike Carp Hits Grand Slam, Jeter Out For Season

Sep 12, 2013
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In baseball, just two games separate five teams vying for the final American League wild-card berth.

Tampa Bay's lead continued to shrink with a 7-3 loss to the Red Sox. Mike Carp had a pinch-hit grand slam in the 10th inning. It was the first pinch-hit grand slam for Boston since Kevin Millar hit one at Milwaukee on June 7th, 2003.

A-Rod To Play During Suspension Appeals

Aug 5, 2013
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The Yankees could have Alex Rodriguez in their lineup against Chicago tonight. Major League Baseball informed New York that Rodriguez will be suspended but can play while he appeals the penalty. The Yanks were not told the exact length of the suspension, but were left under the impression it will be through the 2014 season.

It is unclear whether shortstop Derek Jeter can return to the lineup. An MRI revealed a mild strain of his right calf.

Derek Jeter Returns In Style, Homers His First Pitch

Jul 29, 2013
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In baseball news, Derek Jeter homered on the first pitch he saw to give the Yankees a jolt in his return from the disabled list and Alfonso Soriano made the captain a winner with a game-ending single that lifted New York over  Tampa Bay 6-5 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

The Red Sox are back atop the American League East after winning the rubber match of their three-game series in Baltimore. Jon Lester picked up his 10th win by allowing four hits over seven innings of their 5-0 shutout of the Orioles. 

Concerns And Celebration Over Derek Jeter's Return

Jul 12, 2013
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In baseball news, Derek Jeter was back, and the Yankees felt a lot better.

The Yankees captain singled on his first pitch of the season, scored a run and went 1 for 4 with an RBI groundout in his return from a nine-month layoff to help New York beat Kansas City 8-4 Thursday. He left for a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning.

Daniel Nava hit a two-out single in the top of the 10th inning to score pinch-runner Jackie Bradley Jr., and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit for the second time in a four-game series to beat the Mariners 8-7 in 10 innings.

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In baseball news, Boston's David Ortiz has passed Harold Baines to become Major League Baseball's career leader in hits by a designated hitter. Ortiz collected his 1,689th hit in his first at-bat and also homered in the Red Sox' 11-4 rout of Seattle.

The Yankees ended their three-game slide. Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer, Lyle Overbay added a grand slam and the Yankees snapped out of their offensive funk with an 8-1 victory over the Royals. Fox Sports is reporting Derek Jeter will make his season debut today with the Yankees as they host Kansas City.

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

Mar 21, 2013
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James Madison is celebrating its first NCAA tournament win in 30 years in a 68-55 win over LIU-Brooklyn in the First Four. The Dukes will face top-seed Indiana in the second round. La Salle beat Boise State 80-71. The 13th-seeded Explorers play fourth-seeded Kansas State on Friday. Montana faces Syracuse in San Jose at 9:57 p.m. and Harvard takes on New Mexico in Salt Lake City at 9:50 p.m.

Elsewhere in college hoops, President Obama is picking Indiana to win. He predicts Louisville, Ohio State and Florida will round out the Final Four.