Now we know that one of the greatest closers we have ever seen wear a professional baseball uniform who plays for the New York Yankees will retire when their season is over, but what about one of the greatest shortstops?
Yankees have always known to draft and develop amazing players. They’ve also traded for some who appeared to be duds early on their career only to have them turn into players who were nightmares when it came to both putting runs on the board and preventing runs from being scared.
With Derek Jeter being out for the remainder of the season, this has to be scary for not only the Captain himself but fans of the New York Yankees across the globe.
We’ve all watched Jeter grow up in this league. He’s given everybody plenty of memories that will live on for eternity, but it’s always bitter sweet when a player who has been in the league for so long and is such a great player, decides to walk away from the sport he loves.
“The entire year has been pretty much a nightmare for me physically, so I guess it’s fitting that it ends like this.” Jeter told ESPN.com,
It’s been a difficult year for veterans so far this season. We’ve seen football greats like Ronde Barber, Brian Urlacher and Ray Lewis hang up their cleats, with Mariano Rivera joining them after New York’s season comes to an end.
Right now Jeter could be going through a little bit of a “defeated” phase, he could always pull a Tony Gonzalez and decide to go one more year.
But if 39 year old Jeter does decide it’s also his time to walk away from the game, well then here’s to one of the greatest shortstops to ever play the game.
It was an honor watching number 2 take the field and I’m sure Jeter will get his number retired. It’s only right Mariano does too, I mean he’s the only man in the league who’s wearing number 42.