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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.