Another ritual in the march of Derek Jeter's final season occurred Wednesday night at Comerica Park as the Tigers honored the retiring Yankees shortstop. The ceremony begged the question: Who is going to take Jeter's place as baseball's primary role model, as the game's unofficial, but leading ambassador to the rest of humanity?
Derek Jeter's season of farewells received a shot of poignancy Wednesday night as he was honored in a pregame ceremony at Comerica Park in his home state of Michigan.
The Royals paid tribute to Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter on Monday, in his final scheduled trip to Kauffman Stadium.
Derek Jeter is well into the last third of what will be his final Major League season, and in case you were wondering, the Yankees captain has not felt the need to second-guess his decision.
The initial plan was to drop a bunt onto the artificial turf, an assignment that proved more challenging than Derek Jeter had anticipated. So Jeter came up with a better idea, delivering a key hit that the Yankees needed desperately. He lashed a run-scoring single to right field off Jake McGee, lifting New York to a 3-2 victory over the Rays that snapped the Bombers' five-game losing streak.
Derek Jeter claimed sole possession of sixth place on baseball's all-time hits list, recording career hit No. 3,431 with a sixth-inning infield single off the Indians' Corey Kluber during Saturday's 3-0 loss at Yankee Stadium.
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter moved into a tie with Honus Wagner for sixth place on Major League Baseball's all-time hits list with an infield single -- No. 3,430 -- in the first inning of Friday night's 10-6 win over the Indians.
Derek Jeter's two-run double ignited a four-run third inning that chased Boston starter Allen Webster, as the Yankees beat the Red Sox, 6-4, on Saturday.
By now, Derek Jeter is used to the celebrations, the pregame festivities that opposing teams honor him with in his final stops at their ballparks. Typically, he knows what to expect. But that wasn't fully the case Wednesday night when the Rangers honored the shortstop by surprising him with a special on-field presentation from the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush.
Derek Jeter collected his 3,420th career hit on Monday night at Globe Life Park, passing Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski to move into seventh place on baseball's all-time list.
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