Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 7/7/13
Derek Jeter played in his first real baseball game Saturday night for the first time in nine months. The New York Yankees' shortstop and captain put on the pinstripes for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, his first minor league rehab game on the road back to the big leagues. Jeter went 0-for-2 with a walk and played a pre-planned five innings at shortstop before exiting the game in front of the the standing-room-only crowd at PNC Field. Your browser does not support iframes. "It was fine. I didn't do much," Jeter said after the highly anticipated return to the field. "It was maybe the first time I sort of got a mini-standing ovation for grounding out." Jeter led off in the bottom of the first inning and drew a five-pitch walk against lefty Raul Valdes (a former Yankee) of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. He did hit a line-drive foul down the third-base line during the at-bat. In the third inning, Jet...
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