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Jeter passes Mantle, sets another Yankees mark

Posted on: August 28, 2011 2:31 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter already had the club record for hits, and now he's played in more games than anyone else in the history of the storied franchise. When Jeter stepped into the batter's box Sunday against the Orioles, it officially became his 2,402 regular-season game played with the Yankees, passing Mickey Mantle for first in the club's record book.

Jeter now has more games, at-bats, plate appearances, hits, steals and hit-by-pitches than any other player in Yankees history. He ranks fifth in batting average (.313), third in runs scored (behind Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig), second in doubles (behind Gehrig) and eighth in RBI as a Yankee. He's 46 doubles behind Gehrig and 105 runs off the lead there, so he could very well nail those down within the next two seasons.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:44 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 7:07 am
 

Jeter passes Mantle, sets another Yankees mark

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Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:56 am
 

Jeter passes Mantle, sets another Yankees mark

I hate the Yankees and the majority of their fans who I've met. Still, I have to respect their history and Jeter certainly ranks up there and deserves to be considered on of the Yankee greats. He and Mo Rivera are the only Yankees I can think of (other than David Cone, who was on the Red Sox for a short time) I would have gladly welcomed to the Red Sox in the past 15 or so years.



Since: May 15, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 9:33 am
 

Jeter passes Mantle, sets another Yankees mark

Though he set a record...Jeter shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breathe as Mantle, Ruth or sweet Lou. (not even to mention Yogi Berra, D.Mattingly or even B.Williams etc.) He is the most overrated palyer of the past 20 years.

How do idiots like this survive in the world?  He likes Lou Piniella?  18 seasons 1700 hits.  That's Sweet Lou, you meant the Iron Horse.  Bernie Williams was a good Yankee 16 seasons 2300 hits. He wanted to retire a Yankee.  I have to respect that.  All good Yankees.  I'm surprised he didn't mention another one, Ducky Bent.

Overrated?  Jeter is so far from overrated it is ridiculous.  You can't say enough about him.  A 1st ballot HOF.  3500  hits....do we need to say more.   Nah, I'll just go watch the documentary again.


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 1:29 am
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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 12:00 am
 

Jeter passes Mantle, sets another Yankees mark

Just to set it straight, Gehrig batted behind Ruth. Hence, the numbers they wore on their back; Ruth 3 and Gehrig 4.


Jeter's 3000+ hits alone make him one of the greatest Yankees. Not sure how a player can be overrated when they amass that many hits.  


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: August 28, 2011 11:34 pm
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Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: August 28, 2011 11:14 pm
 

Jeter passes Mantle, sets another Yankees mark

ji2my... you're crazy man.
Jeter is easily in the core group of ALL-TIME Yankees.
Ruth, Gehrig, Dimaggio, Mantle and Jeter.
Maybe you could throw Yogi in there too. Point is though, Jeter is definitely in that group. He has been the face of the Yankees for 16 years, has 5 rings, has 3000 hits, plays hard EVERY day and every play and has been a leader on and off the field (no scandals or issues outside of this past year's contract negotiations, which was Hank's fault for making it public).

You're a tool if you don't think Jeter is an all time great. ALL of those guys were on great teams but you penalize Jeter only???



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: August 28, 2011 11:09 pm
 

Jeter passes Mantle, sets another Yankees mark

He has NO real indivdual record

ji2my22, where have you been? No one swings the bat for Jeter. He got all 3000+ hits by hitting the ball all by himself. That is an individual record. He also used his own two legs to steal more bases than any other Yankee. Another individual record. He got dressed and showed up at the park everyday and played more games than any other Yankee. Another individual record.
Jeter shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breathe as Mantle, Ruth or sweet Lou.
His teamates gave him the runs scored, hits (protecting him in the lineup) games, rings etc.

Well, it's kinda hard not to mention them in the same breath since he's breaking all of their records. By the way, Sweet Lou is the name for Lou Piniella, not Lou Gehrig. Lou Gehrig was The Iron Horse, and if you want to talk about someone being protected in the lineup, Gehrig was batting with Ruth behind him. As a lead off hitter, who was ever batting second behind Jeter that afforded the protection of someone like Ruth? And regarding the most games played as a Yankee, how did his teammates give him games?

He is the most overrated palyer of the past 20 years.
What rock have you been trapped under? You must be one of the most uneducated baseball fans around to make the comments that you did.




Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: August 28, 2011 11:06 pm
 

Jeter passes Mantle, sets another Yankees mark

ji2my22, he IS one of the greatest Yankees ever. But, Ruth was not only the greatest Yankee, but greatest to ever play the game.  He will never be caught in terms of greatness, especially in terms of all time Yankees.  Ruth will always be considered the greatest Yankee of all time.  And I am a person who grew up watching Jeter.  I do agree that Mantle, Ruth, and Yogi were all better, but you cannot say Bernie and Mattingly were better.  Mattingly did not make it to the playoffs until his last season and he did not even win a series.  There is no way he and Jeter can even be mentioned in the same sentence.  One player will likely never get in the HOF while the other is a first ballot.  While he may be an overrated shortstop (defensively) and he has limited range there due to his advanced age, the man can still hit.  Now that the pressure of 3,000 is off of him, he can focus again.  However, let's not get excited about 4,000 hits.  He would need to average 200 hits a year for the next 5 years and he is 37 and he has slowed a little bit.  He would need to play almost every day without any DL trips and at his age, I cannot see 200 hits every year over the next five.  While he will never make it into the Top 5 (Babe, Lou, Mantle, Joe D, Yogi), Jeter is the greatest Yankee to play since those guys.  He was drafted, not "bought" like players such as Reggie, Catfish, CC, and Tex.  Also, he won 5 World Series and played in 7 and he has missed the postseason just ONCE in his career.  I do also agree he was lucky to be a Yankee as well, but 3,000 hits do not come to a player who is a bad hitter.  He is a winner and a first ballot hall of famer no matter where he plays.


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