Bob Sheppard's voice to exit with Derek Jeter

NEW YORK (AP) When Derek Jeter plays his final game at Yankee Stadium, Bob Sheppard will exit along with the New York Yankees captain. Nicknamed ''The Voice of God'' for his stylish, elegant introductions, Sheppard was the ballpark's public address announcer from April 1951 until Sept. 7, 2007. Before Sheppard took ill, Jeter asked Sheppard to record his introduction...
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Jeter starts final home series with 3 RBI in Yankees' win over Orioles

  Derek Jeter seems to be trying to will the New York Yankees into the playoffs against the mighty odds. Fans holding laudatory signs started showing up at Yankee Stadium when the gates opened at 4 p.m. Monday, an hour early in order to give them a chance to watch the New York captain take batting practice. They serenaded him with chants of his name throughout the ninth inning....
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Used Derek Jeter Sock Selling For $409 Online (Photo)

Farewell to the Captain fever has reached a fever pitch, anything baring any ties to Jeter is now up for grabs and selling at a high cost. That now includes sweaty game socks from Jeter, himself. Seriously. This is getting out of hand… Steiner Sports is selling everything Jeter, including a game-used sock for $409 — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) September...
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You Can Now Buy A Game-Used Derek Jeter Sock For The Low, Low Price Of $409.99

Steiner Sports is selling everything Jeter, including a game-used sock for $409 — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) September 23, 2014 There are so many questions that come with this. What other Derek Jeter memorabilia can Steiner Sports capitalize on before the Captain retires? How did they reach the conclusion that a Derek Jeter sweat-infused sock would...
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Jeter's 3 RBIs lead Yankees over Orioles 5-0

NEW YORK (AP) Derek Jeter began his final series at Yankee Stadium by breaking open the game with a two-run double, and he had three RBIs to lead the New York Yankees over the Baltimore Orioles 5-0 Monday night. Michael Pineda retired his first 13 batters before J.J. Hardy singled sharply to left field, pitching 7 1-3 innings and combining with three relievers on a one-hitter. Jose...
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Not Enough R14PECT

As the 2014 Major League Baseball season winds down, so does Derek Jeter’s controversial, yet legendary farewell tour. It was a fun tour, as each opponent that Derek Jeter and the Yankees visited rewarded Jeter with a gift. No questions asked, Jeter is one of the best shortstops to ever play the game, but the celebration of his career took away from what could have been the celebration...
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WATCH: Derek Jeter top ten moments

In honor of Derek Jeter’s impending retirement let’s look back at the Top Ten Moments of Derek Jeter’s career. The list was hard to narrow down to ten moments, and some readers may not agree. Among the moments that did not make the list was the 2006 World Baseball Classic when Jeter hit for a .450 average, or the Jeffrey Maier game. What all baseball fans can agree on is that...
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Derek Jeter denies giving gift baskets to women

Derek Jeter has finally addressed one of the more outlandish rumors about his off-field behavior. In December 2011, the New York Post ran a gossip item that claimed the Yankees shortstop gives gift basket filled with autographed memorabilia to women who spend the night. In a new cover story for New York Magazine, Jeter broke his silence on the report.
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Girardi already thinking about Jeter home finale

NEW YORK (AP) Joe Girardi already is thinking about how to handle Derek Jeter's home finale Thursday. Last year, the manager sent Jeter and Andy Pettitte to the mound with two outs in the ninth inning of New York's last game at Yankee Stadium to remove Mariano Rivera. The retiring closer wept during a four-minute ovation, buried his head on the right shoulder of Pettitte...
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Derek Jeter denies giving gift baskets to women

Derek Jeter has finally addressed one of the more outlandish rumors about his off-field behavior. In December of 2011, the New York Post ran a gossip item that claimed the Yankees shortstop gives gift basket filled with autographed memorabilia to women who spend the night. In a new cover story for "New York Magazine," Jeter broke his silence on the report. "Like I...
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Yankees game 156 lineup: 9/22/14

Derek Jeter begins his final home series tonight, as the Yankees welcome in the AL East champion Baltimore Orioles for a four-game set. Michael Pineda gets the ball for New York against Wei-Yin Chen. Jose Pirela makes his major league debut and will DH. Game time: 7:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY TV: YES Network Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 fm. WADO 1280 New York Yankees (80...
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Derek Jeter Laughs Off Gift Basket Rumors, Says Female Guests Didn’t Receive Swag

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter might not be as generous as we all thought. The famously private Yankee has opened up somewhat during his final season in the big leagues, and now he’s setting the record straight on a very serious rumor that has been swirling around for years now. In 2011, the New York Post’s Emily Smith reported that Jeter would give gift baskets —...
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Derek Jeter Finally Addresses The Rumor That He Gives Gift Baskets To One Night Stands

One of the most amusing rumors born out of Derek Jeter’s long career was that the Yankees shortstop had a penchant for giving gift baskets to women after one night stands. “Derek has girls stay with him at his apartment in New York, and then he gets them a car to take them home the next day. Waiting in his car is a gift basket containing signed Jeter memorabilia, usually a signed...
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2014: Year of the Graybeard

Because this is an internet baseball column in the year 2014, Derek Jeter was its original subject. The world doesn’t really need another Jeter column, especially one that smugly notes the uncanny similarities between Jeter’s season as a 40-year old shortstop and the 2007 season of Omar Vizquel, the last man to qualify for the […]
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Derek Jeter denies he gave gift baskets to one-night stands

They had to stay for seconds? Derek Jeter denies he gave gift baskets to one-night stands:“Like I’m giving them signed baseballs and pictures of myself on the way out! Who comes up with a story like that?” (Jeter) laughs, incredulous. “It said the reason people found out was because I gave the same girl the same basket and I had forgotten I’d given her one—like there...
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Retirement Gifts Adding Up for Jeter

By Michael Weber. The final week of the Derek Jeter Farewell Tour has arrived.   Jeter will conclude his distinguished career with a 4 game series at home versus the Baltimore Orioles followed by a 3 games series at Boston beginning on Friday.  Destined to be a first ballot hall-of-famer, his professional accomplishments and statistics speak for themselves.  But Jeter’s career...
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ESPN will, unsurprisingly, cover a lot of Derek Jeter’s final week

Have you heard of a fellow named Derek Jeter? If so, you may be aware that he is retiring from the sport of baseball at the end of this season. Given the way the Yankees have been playing, that will almost definitely be this Sunday. Now, we try to speak with both reverence toward the athlete that Jeter was and cynicism toward the public figure Jeter that the media swoons over and...
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"he organization’s long-established devotion to winning games has been superseded by its effort to cast Jeter in the best possible light, pretending, with his placement in the field and the lineup, that he gives the team the best possible chance to win

Buster Olney says what everybody knows.
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Gatorade replaces logos with Jeter’s No. 2 in Yankee Stadium farewell

Derek Jeter will play his last games in Yankee Stadium over the next few days. On Monday longtime supporter Gatorade will honor The Captain by placing his No. 2 on coolers, cups and towels in place of their long standing logo. Last week the company released a Made in New York video commemorating the retirement of Jeter.
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"The Post once claimed that after sleeping with women, Jeter would leave a gift basket of signed memorabilia in the car taking the “conquest” home. He’s avoided commenting on the item for three years. But he’s still annoyed. “Like I’m giving them signed b

Derek Jeter Opens the Door.
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Derek Jeter Opens the Door

It’s a steamy Saturday morning, and Jeter is standing in the first-floor dining room of the brick 1830s West Village townhouse he’s renting. “Come on in,” he says. He’s wearing a gray, maize, and blue University of Michigan T-shirt in anticipation of his beloved Wolverines’ football game tonight against Notre Dame. At 40, he is ancient for a major leaguer, but up close...
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Derek Jeter laughs off infamous rumor about personal life

One of the great Derek Jeter that lend the retiring New York Yankees retiring shortstop such a mystique — especially as it relates to his deserved reputation as a Lothario-like lady-killer — is the rumor that surfaced years ago that he gave his romantic conquests gift baskets on their way out the door after one-night […] The post Derek Jeter denies giving romantic conquests...
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Derek Jeter denies the gift basket after one-night stand rumor

Derek Jeter has spent the last 19 years of his life as a superstar and celebrity in one of the most well-known cities in the world. Yet somehow, he has managed to keep his personal life under wraps. Anything we know about Jeter’s life off the baseball diamond comes from rumors or second-hand information. Like, […]
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Why I Will Never “Re2pect” Derek Jeter

Opinion piece: Nicholas D’Orazio I grew up never particularly fond of Derek Jeter, but I always respected him. I not only viewed Jeter as a professional and a leader, but as the prominent face of Major League Baseball. In a childhood scarred by idolizing McGwire, Sosa, and Bonds, how could I not respect the man I knew achieved glory the right way? My perspective of Jeter was entirely...
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Derek Jeter denies he gave gift baskets to one-night stands

Derek Jeter may be retiring from baseball with a giant pile of farewell gifts from major league teams but, it seems the Yankees shortstop wasn't quite as generous with parting gifts for his one-night stands.The Captain claims he's never given gift baskets of signed memorabilia to his female "conquests," according to an article in this week's New York Magazine...
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