Tag Archives: Derek Jeter

Now batting, numbah two …

Derek Jeter tied Mickey Mantle on Sunday night for the most at-bats in Yankees history: 8,102. That minor milestone doesn’t really do much for me. Next year is when it will be interesting. To this point in his career, Jeter compiled those 8,102 at-bats in 9,173 plate appearances. As this season progresses, he’ll pass Babe

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In a change for baseball, A-Rod says something

An article in The New Yorker this week (and last week, this being a well-deserved double issue) sorts out some misconceptions when it comes to famous quotations. Sherlock Holmes never said “Elementary, my dear Watson.” Neither Ingrid Bergman nor anyone else in “Casablanca” says “Play it again, Sam”; Leo Durocher did not say “Nice guys

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All is Wright with the Mets

Four years ago, I covered the South Atlantic League All-Star Game in New Jersey, and that’s when I met David Wright. The Mets’ affiliate in the league was in Columbia, South Carolina, at the time, a team in the league’s southern division that had not — and did not over the rest of the season,

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All the right moves for the Yanks … for once

The thing that strikes me about the Yankees’ signing of Johnny Damon is that they needed him. Not for leadoff, necessarily, because I think the Yanks are just fine with Derek Jeter batting first and Alex Rodriguez or Hideki Matsui or, if he could develop into a decent contact and doubles hitter, Robinson Cano batting

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