Derek Jeter to Retire after 2014 Season

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Old 02-13-2014, 01:53 PM
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I was at Yankee Stadium in the third deck in right field and Ted Williams hit a ball that I tought was coming to me!!!! It landed eight rows back from me and I was six rows form the edge of the balconey. What a shot!!!!! And he was at the end of his career. He finished with over 500 homers, (531 if I remember correctly), and he served twice in WWII and Korea, (6 years worth). What a remarkable man but unfortunately he wasn't good with the press, and they always lambasted him every chance they got.

Ted was the best pure hitter to play the game. He always said he hated to se Yogi come up in critical situations as there was no way to pitch to him. He swung at every ball he could reach. Ted also said that Phil Rizzutto was their MVP as he cost the Sox several championships with his fielding.

As Yogi said, "I can't hit and think at the same time".

My favorite was always Yogi as he called a great game and was never given credit for his baseball smarts. He did ok in real life too, as he is a millionaire.

He's so lovable because he is so unique and quoted so often. Hence, the book, "I Didn't Say Everything, They Said, I Said.

I agree Jeter belongs in the top ten. IMHO

Ruth, Gehrig, Dimaggio, Mantle, Berra, Rivera and then Jeter.

My uncle Joe who saw Ruth and Gehrig play, loved Rizzutto and even admitted that Jeter was a better shortstop. That was saying a mouthful for him. He always loved class acts who knew how to conduct themselves on and off the field.
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Well said, Joe.
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