Saying goodbye to legend Derek Jeter
One of the all-time greats will hang up his cleats after the conclusion of the 2014 MLB season. Derek Jeter has been a staple in the New York Yankees organization since becoming a full-time player for them in 1996. He is a shortstop by trade, but a true ambassador for baseball and the Yankees.
Most players get to retire and look back on their numbers that they put up over their respective careers. Jeter, however, gets to look back and see more than just numbers.
He is one of those rare players that are irreplaceable. The numbers, which are great, don't do him justice. His nickname, "Mr. November," displays how much of a clutch player he is. Without him, the Yankees might not be the same team that has had incredible success over the last two decades.
With the reputation that he has, let's look at some of the numbers that created that reputation. He is ninth all-time with 3,316 career hits. All of those came with one franchise and that is sixth most all-time for one team. Honus Wagner is the leader in hits by a shortstop but with just 115 more, Jeter will pass him for most hits by a shortstop all-time.
His career post-season stats are really impressive as well. Jeter has a .308 batting average in the playoffs. Also, no one has ever played more games, recorded more hits, or scored more runs in the post-season than Derek Jeter.
Just as impressive, he has played more games as a Yankee than any other player in history. That has led to his franchise-leading number of hits, at-bats and stolen bases. These are just some of the stats that will surely lead to his induction in Cooperstown as a member of the MLB Hall of Fame.
With all these numbers and the reputation that he has, Derek Jeter is no doubt one of the greatest players to ever step on the field.
Not only has he played one of the toughest sports in one of the toughest cities to play in professionally, he has produced incredible stats and made spectacular highlight reels that all baseball fans have enjoyed for years.
There is no doubt that the shortstop position will feel empty to the Yankees after this season. However, the Yankees won't be the only ones feeling the hurt. Fans everywhere will miss watching the incredible "Mr. November."
Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly
From Around the Web
More easttennessean News Articles
Recent easttennessean News Articles
Discuss This Article
MOST POPULAR EASTTENNESSEAN NEWS
GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY
FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER
LATEST EASTTENNESSEAN NEWS
- University cleared after being accused of research missteps, plans to improve
- The Jubilee solution will eliminate the student loan crisis
- SGA has insight for students
- Public safety waiting for info on sexual assaults
- Halloween movies to impress moviegoers
- Defining your measure of worth
- Small groups can turn into big voices
RECENT EASTTENNESSEAN CLASSIFIEDS
FROM AROUND THE WEB
- Skydiving Vikings to Deliver Minnesota's Game Ball
- IRS Warns Taxpayers of Latest Phone Fraud Scam
- Putting Your Vacation Home to Work for You
- Finding Answers to Growing Concerns About Water Fluoridation
- Empowering People to Regain Their Mobility
- On-Site Workplace Health Clinics Emphasize Chiropractic Care
- 5 Important Tips for Choosing a Medicare Health Plan
- Welcome Your Holiday Guests With Inviting Lighting
- A New Prescription for Finding the Right Doctor
- Be on the Lookout for These Invasive Species
COLLEGE PRESS RELEASES
- College women switching to Sobrr this Halloween as the best app for fun -- and finding soul mates.
- Win $1,000 to Study Abroad in Italy. The ItaliaRail Study Abroad in Italy Scholarship for Spring 2015 is now accepting applications.
- 7 Tips for Scoring a Tailgating Touchdown
- Renowned Engineer Ric Bradshaw Conducts Fujifilm-Sponsored Campus Tour on Tape Technology
- 5 DAYS ONLY! Semi Annual Consignment Sale!