Derek Jeter Passes Lou Gehrig To Become Yankees All-Time Hits Leader

Posted: 11th September 2009 by Nick Poust in MLB
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The New York Yankees are the Boston Red Sox arch-rival, so, naturally, I despise them. Through the years, there have been many players that I have found despicable, such as third-baseman Alex Rodriguez. But there are those that I have had, and continue to have the utmost respect for. Closer Mariano Rivera is one. Shortstop and captain Derek Jeter is another. Ex-Manager Joe Torre and Sports Illustrated’s Tom Vercucci, co-authors of The Yankee Years, said that New York’s clubhouse was riddled with dysfunctional and egotistical players. Rivera and Jeter, Yankees for the entirety of their careers—dating back to 1995—are not members of this group. They have played the game the way it’s supposed to, and, though both have put up Hall of Fame caliber statistics, have ...

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