Today in Tribe History: October 5, 1997

The Cleveland Indians are four outs from elimination against the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series when single runs in the bottom of the eighth and ninth innings give the Tribe a 3-2 win to force Game 5. New York jumped on Orel Hershiser in the first inning, getting four hits and pushing two runs across to take the early lead. Paul O’Neill and Cecil Fielder...
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Sights and Sounds From the Final Day of the 2015 MLB Regular Season

Well folks, this is it.  The Reds are useless, and the Chicago Cubs, despite winning 97 games this season, will start their quest towards the World Series against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.  That’s alright, though, and we’ll still enjoy the Cubs have an ace up their sleeve. We start with Anthony Rizzo, who’s had an MVP-type season (too bad Bryce Harper is an...
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Rich Hill Asks You Not To Call His Year A 'Comeback'

Milton, Mass.'s Rich Hill (AP Photo)In December of 1983, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard said this about his latest return to the ring, "It's not a comeback. I am back." Now, Red Sox starter Rich Hill seems to me channeling the former middleweight champ. In an article on Derek Jeter's website The Players' Tribune ("Don’t Call It a Comeback"), Hill believes emphatically that his...
Via FenwayNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Another golden era of shortstops may be upon us

Long gone are the days of Nomar Garciaparra, Alex Rodriguez, and Derek Jeter. Two of the three are retired while the third has been reduced to a full time DH. The late 1990s and early 2000s were a period of dominance at shortstop that have not been seen since. What 2015 has shown, perhaps more than anything else, is that another golden age for shortstops is upon us. With the call...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees On Verge of Berth-Day: When Should They Celebrate?

#Yankees can clinch #postseason berth tonight if they beat Red Sox AND either A's beat Angels OR Mariners beat Astros. — New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 28, 2015Whenever the Yankees clinch, if it isn't tonight, it will be the end of a two-year absence from playoff baseball. For Yankee fans lucky enough not to have witnessed the era before Derek Jeter, it has been a long...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan’s John Beilein hangs with Derek Jeter

Former New York Yankees great and future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter was in attendance at the Big House yesterday for the Michigan-BYU game and did more than just watch a 31-0 Wolverines win and hang out with Jim Harbaugh. Jeter also hung out with Michigan men’s basketball coach John Beilein, with the meeting between both parties surfacing on Twitter. A little pregame chat with...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Desmond Howard Recruiting Rashan Gary To Michigan

Former Michigan WR great winner Desmond Howard, now an analyst for ESPN’s College GameDay, had the following tweet during yesterday’s blowout Michigan win over BYU.  Not only did the former Heisman winner mention The Captain being in attendance, but also Rashan Gary, the top 2016 recruit. With Derek Jeter and the top recruit in the nation, Rashan Gary, in attendance @umichfootball...
Via Diehardsport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Wright Savors Moment He Thought He Lost

The last time David Wright tasted champagne with the Mets, he thought it was something he would grow accustomed to, like annual All-Star Games and feeling healthy. As a young star on a powerhouse team in New York, he thought he could duplicate what Derek Jeter had done with the Yankees. It couldn’t be that hard, could it? However, the years slowly passed, and at times frustratingly...
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PHOTO: Michigan Coach Gives Yankees Legend Team Jersey Before Saturday’s Game

Over 20 years ago, Derek Jeter was a high school shortstop who was committed to play baseball for his home state Michigan Wolverines. Fate (and a large contract from the New York Yankees after they drafted him) sent him away from Ann Arbor, but he has always been a fan of the team while he was busy winning five World Series titles. On Saturday, Jeter was at “the Big House” to...
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Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh gives Derek Jeter #2 jersey prior to game

It’s been a big week for former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. First, he invested a large portion of his own money into upcoming video conferencing startup (and workplace of your truly) BlueJeans, and today he received a nice gift while attending the Michigan Wolverines home game against the upstart #22 BYU Cougars. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh presented Jeter with...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Harbaugh welcomes Jeter back to Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Derek Jeter is going back to school. Sort of. The former New York Yankees great, who attended the University of Michigan briefly, was in the house when the Wolverines hosted No. 22 BYU on Saturday. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh gave the 41-year-old Jeter a blue jersey with No. 2 and Jeter in maize. After graduating from high school in Kalamazoo, Mich., Jeter...
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Derek Jeter Makes An Appearance At Rick’s In Ann Arbor

Looks like Derek Jeter was enjoying his retirement this weekend and headed out to Ann Arbor to go to Rick’s and take in the football game against BYU. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that he didn’t have to wait in line and didn’t have to ask for that booth. Derek Jeter at @RicksAnnArbor. This is real life. @umich — Courtney Ratkowiak (...
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Derek Jeter gets personalized Michigan jersey

Though many know future baseball Hall of Famer Derek Jeter as the man who starred at shortstop for the New York Yankees for 20 years, not many realize that he was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan and is a HUGE Wolverines fan. It just so happens that today’s stop of Jeter’s retirement tour is the Big House, where Michigan is playing BYU today. Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh...
Via Campus Sports Net
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Derek Jeter visits Michigan Stadium for Wolverines' game against BYU

Among the guests at Michigan's home game against BYU on Saturday was one of the Wolverine State's most famous sons: Derek Jeter. The former Yankees shortstop (and noted Michigan fan) was spotted chatting with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh before the game Saturday morning. Harbaugh also presented him with a personalized No. 2 blue jersey with "Jeter" on the back.  Meanwhile, The Big...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Jim Harbaugh Gave Derek Jeter A Personalized Michigan Jersey

Former Yankees great Derek Jeter was born in New Jersey and played in New York, but he actually grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Saturday, he was back in his home state to catch the Wolverines’ game against BYU. Jim Harbaugh made sure to make him feel welcome. Before the contest, Jeter joined the team on the field and was given his own personalized jersey. Bryan Fuller of MGoBlog...
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Jim Harbaugh Gives Derek Jeter Personalized Michigan Football Uniform

Michigan native Derek Jeter is in attendance for today’s Michigan-BYU game. The former New York Yankee great got in some pre-game discussion with Jim Harbaugh and a personalized uniform from the coach. Coach Harbaugh presents a jersey to Derek Jeter — Bryan Fuller (@FullOfTwitt) September 26, 2015 Derek Jeter and Jim Harbaugh talking before the...
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The Five Toughest Pitchers—According To David Ortiz

Pedro And PapiIn an article in Derek Jeter's The Players Tribune, David Ortiz lays out for us the five toughest pitchers he's ever faced. Not surprisingly, Pedro Martinez tops the list. After his good friend comes Yankee nemesis Mariano Rivera, followed by Mike Mussina, Sonny Gray and Miami's "hip-hop hurler" Carter Capps. Says Papi of Pedro, "Pedro’s changeup was the best I...
Via FenwayNation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter says heartfelt goodbye to Yogi Berra on Twitter account

Yogi Berra was one of the most beloved figures ever to put on a sports uniform and nobody admired or looked up to the legendary New York Yankees Hall of Famer more than Derek Jeter. Promptly after the passing of Yogi early Wednesday morning, the tributes came pouring in — every one of them expressing sorrow at the loss of one of baseball's most lovable players and ambassadors for...
Via The Other Paper
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeter calls Berra 'friend and mentor' in tribute to Yankees great

The baseball world lost a legend on Tuesday with the passing of Hall of Famer Yogi Berra. And former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter lost a mentor. Jeter paid tribute to one of the all-time great Yankees with a post on his website, The Players' Tribune. Wrote Jeter: "To those who didn't know Yogi personally, he was one of the greatest baseball players and Yankees of all time...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NFLPA launching player-driven content producer called ACE Media

Professional athletes continue to do it for themselves when it comes to creating original media content. The biggest brand in that landscape is probably The Players Tribune, backed by Derek Jeter’s star power, venture capital funding and the occasional ability to break news, such as when Mets pitcher Matt Harvey (the site’s New York Bureau Chief) wrote a column saying that he...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Yankees need to start having more fun

“Man this is baseball. You gotta stop thinking, just have fun.” This phrase was uttered in the classic baseball movie, The Sandlot, from Benny the Jet to Scotty Smalls. While its message is simple and concise, some of the professionals fail to adhere to the advice. They take it as a job, and don’t realize that hundreds of thousands of people would love to be able to do what...
Via Baseball Essential
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Kawasaki uses 'Michael' as alias at Starbucks - as in Jordan

Remember way back in 2013 when Derek Jeter was in the news for using "Philip" as an alias at Starbucks?It seems as though Toronto Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki is taking his lead on that, calling himself "Michael." As in Michael Jordan.Just another reason why Muni is your favorite baseball player.
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees celebrate A-Rod's 3,000th hit with brief ceremony

NEW YORK (AP) Three months, $3.5 million and 75 games later, the New York Yankees celebrated Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th hit in a brief and subdued pregame ceremony before a relatively sparse Yankee Stadium crowd. Rodriguez hit a solo homer off Detroit's Justin Verlander on June 19 to reach 3,000, joining Wade Boggs and Derek Jeter as the only players to reach the mark with a home...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada Were Gay for Each Other?

We’ve all got skeletons in our closet and, according to former New York Yankees assistant equipment manager Paul Priore, the team has enough to fill all three Yankee Stadiums and, for good measure, the Polo Grounds as well. Until his dismissal from the team in 1997 (Priore claims he was fired because he revealed he was HIV positive), the author of Abused by the New York Yankees...
Via Hall of Very Good
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Heyman: I Would’ve Gotten Rid of Derek Jeter

Paul Heyman is, without a doubt, the wrestling world’s most New York of New Yorkers. So, it would make sense that the outspoken mouthpiece for Brock Lesnar would reference his beloved Yankees when discussing the talent in the WWE, right? When asked recently by wrestling podcaster Sam Roberts who, if anyone, from NXT (WWE’s developmental system) he would pick as the next big thing...
Via Hall of Very Good
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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