NEW YORK – As our readers know, every once in a while we do a sports special here at nygreporter. These are stories away from the usual New York Giants news but extremely relevant in the world of sports. These stories mostly revolve around the New York sports scene. Our current story is no different. Today we congratulate a true Yankees legend and overall sports legend, New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter.
Derek Jeter hit number 3,000 in dramatic fashion this afternoon by hitting a home run off David Price in the 3rd inning to tie up the game 1-1 against the Rays. The fan who caught the ball, Christian Lopez does the right thing and gives the ball back to Jeter and asks for nothing in return. The Yankees respond by giving the kid a ton of free stuff including 4 championship seats for the rest of the season. The baseball world is full of Yankee haters but even the most jaded baseball fan has to respect Derek Jeter and what he has meant to the game of baseball in general. Derek is a first ballot hall of famer and will have a plaque in beautiful Cooperstown, New York one day. His resume reads like every little league baseball players dream career. He was the 1996 Rookie of the Year, 5x World Champion, 12x All-Star player, 5x Gold Glove winner, 4x Silver Slugger winner, 2x Hank Aaron award winner, World Series MVP, All-Star game MVP, Member of 3,000 hit club and a ton of other awards and nominations too numerous to list here.
Derek Jeter is my generations Mickey Mantle or Babe Ruth if you are a Yankee fan. I have watched him play his entire career from the very first game back in 1995 and have seen him do things that nobody has done before. DJ has spent his entire career with the New York Yankees and he will end his career with the Bronx Bombers one day too, the fans love him for that. He remains the benchmark for class and success for every kid who picks up a bat or glove. Mr. November is without a doubt one of the greatest baseball players to ever put on a uniform and nobody can deny this fact.
I’m writing this during the Yankees game being played LIVE right now and wouldn’t you know it? Derek Jeter just hit a double to go 3-3 on the day thus far (3,001 hits) and we are only in the 5th inning. So far, he has hit a single, a double and a home run. He is only a triple away from hitting for the cycle. The guy is simply amazing.
I would like to personally congratulate Derek Jeter on his legendary accomplishment. It’s too bad we have to get old DJ!
RD – nygreporter.com
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Derek Jeter is the player of the game and simply amazing as I said. He went 5-5 on the day with a stolen base. What an awesome game and the Yankees win 5-4 to boot. Great day for New York baseball! The after shows are going to be crazy!!!
Im a met fan,but ive always respected derek jeter.he played the game clean on the field and conducted himself well off the field and im really happy for him that he not only achieved his tremendous milestone of 3000 plus hits,but now solidifying his induction into the hall of fame.derek jeter is a true gentlemen of the game,congratulations.
Hey Bobby, it was an incredible game to watch today. It’s nice to hear the classy statements you made for someone who isn’t a Yankees fan. It’s nice that Jeter can get that kind of love from fans of the game. Enjoy the weekend!
I would like to add that it was a classy move by Giants QB Eli Manning to record that “Congrats” video for Derek Jeter on getting his 3,000th hit. Classy move by the classiest organization in the NFL.