Results for tag: Derek Jeter
Posted by: Chris Shearn on Jul 7, 2011 at 11:57:23 AM

Derek Jeter does have an edge. In every possible way. Including the one he got in Blazing Copper.

The homegrown Yankee is inching closer and closer to a magical milestone.

Think about it for a second. Just 27 players in the history of the game have 3,000 hits. By the way, none of them are named Ruth, DiMaggio, Gehrig, Mantle or any Yankee in the history of the organization. So yes, this isn't only 3,000, this is the first Yankee that will complete the quest of Holy Grail-esque proportions. He is already a first-ballot Hall of Famer. This just improves the resume even more.

• 1996 Rookie of the Year
• 12 All-Star Appearances (including this year)
• 2000 All-Star MVP
• 2000 World Series MVP
• 5 Gold Gloves
• 5 World Championships
• Career Postseason .309 20

Posted by: Chris Shearn on Aug 10, 2010 at 12:48:25 PM

How many times have you heard this or said it yourself? I wish I was around to see Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, or Mickey Mantle play. What we would give to be able to get in Doc Brown's DeLorean and head back in time to see one of Ruth's mammoth blasts, Gehrig's sweet swing, DiMaggio's effortless fielding and 56-game hitting streak, or the sheer power of Mickey Mantle from both sides of the plate? These guys were legendary. The only connection I have to past legends is my father. He tells me stories all the time about Mantle and how he used to go to Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia and have conversations with Jackie Robinson at third base. I envy my dad like you can't believe.

I obviously never had the chance to see any of them play. However, I have had the opportunity every