Results for tag: Derek Jeter
Posted by: Michael on Mar 5, 2011 at 01:29:47 PM

Only 74 hits shy of 3,000 is Derek Jeter.  Just 74 more base knocks and Jeter becomes the lone player to reach the milestone in a New York Yankees uniform and just the fourth Shortstop ever to complete the feat, joining Honus Wagner, Cal Ripken Jr. and Robin Yount as the others.  Though Cal and Robin also played a lot of third base and center field respectively.

I honestly don't know which one of those facts is more stunning.  Though I would likely have to go with the Yankees factor, given how historically most Shortstops aren't asked to do a whole lot with the bat.  Sure you could reel off players such as Ernie Banks, Ozzie Smith, Luis Aparicio, Dave Concepcion, Phil Rizzuto, Pee Wee Reese, Arky Vaughn, Barry Larkin etc.  But none of them ever eclipsed 3,000

Posted by: Michael on Mar 29, 2010 at 05:51:03 AM

OK so for some good fodder and feedback before Opening Day.  Most of us on here who follow baseball are likely in a fantasy baseball league, be it on Yahoo!, ESPN, CBS or elsewhere.  And this past weekend I'm sure a lot of us had a marathon draft (or five). 

So my questions for those of you out there, how many Yanks ya got?  Do you cater towards your favorite team when push comes to shove?  Make any pacts with fellow fans in your league not to take players from certain teams named say the Red Sox or Mets? 

Who was that player you drafted and held your nose in the process?  Ever draft one of those star players from a team you hate and get offered somebody from the team you love and maybe that player wasn't as good as the one you had and really put you