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Derek Jeter

Status:
Not Active
Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6' 3"
Weight:
195 lbs
Age:
40
Born:
Jun 26, 1974
Pequannock, New Jersey, United States
Drafted:
1992 - round 1, 6th overall by NYY
AVG HR RBI OBP OPS
2014 Regular Season
.256 4 50 .304 .617

Jeter hit a run-scoring infield single in the final at-bat of his 20-year major league career, leaving to a standing ovation at Fenway Park. The New York Yankees captain hit a high chop that bounced off a hand of leaping Red Sox third baseman Garin Cecchini, and Jeter reached first without drawing a throw. After a few seconds, Brian McCann trotted from the dugout to pinch run.

On his way off the field, Jeter pointed to the Boston dugout and embraced pitcher Clay Buchholz. As he approached the Yankees dugout, he waved his cap and was hugged on the warning tack by Mark Teixeira, Brett Gardner and other teammates. Red Sox players stood in their dugout and applauded.

Jeter left Saturday's game for a pinch hitter and walked out of the clubhouse without a noticeable limp after a possible hamstring injury. New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi sent Francisco Cervelli to the plate in the top of the fifth inning of a 10-4 loss in Boston. "He didn't say he was injured, but we'll see," Girardi said.

Jeter was 1 for 2, with a strikeout in the first and an infield single in the third inning. He chose to take part in this Beantown beatdown rather than end his career on the high note of beating the AL East champion Orioles in the Bronx with a game-winning single Thursday.

Jeter says he plans to serve as the DH this weekend in Boston though he is getting the series opener off.

The legendary shortstop made the decision after his magical moment Thursday, as he singled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat AL East champion Baltimore to the delight of a sellout crowd in the Bronx that included celebrities such as Jay-Z, Jimmy Fallon and Mason Plumlee. Jeter has said he will play during the weekend series out of respect for the rivalry.

Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning, the latest storybook moment in a charmed and illustrious career, to give New York a 6-5 victory Thursday night over the Baltimore Orioles in the Captain's final home game.

Serenaded with adoring chants that echoed through the Bronx night, Jeter tipped his cap several times at shortstop and drove in three runs. He launched an early double off the wall and saved the best for last - a sharp, opposite-field single to right that knocked in the winning run.

Jeter extended his hitting streak to seven games Tuesday.

Jeter plays his final day game at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday in what is sure to be an emotional affair. You may want to give him a rest - something he has earned at the age of 40.

Jeter continued his late-season renaissance with a two-run double and a run-scoring grounder for his first three-RBI game in two years.

The 40-year-old continues to showcase a flair for the dramatic, going 10 for 24 with six RBIs in a six-game hitting streak with the Yankees close to elimination. He now owns the majors' sixth-worst OPS at .617, the third-worst slugging percentage at .313 and the worst isolated power in baseball at .057. He will be missed.

Jeter homered deep into the left-field seats against R.A. Dickey in the sixth inning, earning a standing ovation from his adoring fans and helping the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Thursday night.

Jeter, New York's 40-year-old captain, ended a 158 at-bat homerless streak with the drive, just the fourth home run of his 20th and final major league season. The home run was his first at Yankee Stadium since July 28, 2013. Jeter's average had dipped below .250 during an 0-for-28 slide - the second-longest of his career - before he singled at Tampa Bay on Wednesday night. Jeter also had an infield single for his first multihit game since Aug. 26.

Jeter, in an 0-for-24 slump, was out of the New York Yankees' starting lineup at Tampa Bay on Monday night.

New York manager Joe Girardi said last weekend he was planning to give the Yankees captain a break during a three-game series with the Rays. Jeter's season average is down to .250. Tampa Bay planned to honor the retiring shortstop with a pregame ceremony Tuesday before the middle game of his final series at the Rays.

Jeter is hitless in his last 24 at-bats and owns an AL-worst .510 OPS since the All-Star break.

Jeter was once a fantasy stud so it is painful to see he is one of baseball's worst players in 2014.

Jeter had a double in four at-bats Monday.

Jeter ended a seven-game run without an extra-base hit. He began Monday with a .652 OPS - the 14th-worst mark in baseball.

Data provided by STATS LLC.

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