Derek Jeter holds Yankees career records for hits, games played, stolen bases, at-bats, and singles (Derek Jeter Stats, Video Highlights, Photos, Bio). The New York Yankees have had many notorious Hall of Famers play for them such as Babe Ruth, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, and Lou Gehrig. Derek Jeter surpassed them and many other Hall of Famers in all of those categories which were thought to never be broken (Derek Jeter Stats, Video Highlights, Photos, Bio). Jeter became captain of the New York Yankees in 2003. He was only the 11th player to achieve this milestone. Most of the 10 captains before him later made it into the Hall of Fame. Derek, alongside Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada, became the first trio to have played together in 16 seasons in MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL history (Derek Jeter Stats, Video Highlights, Photos,
Some would even argue that Jeter was the greatest leader in the history of the game of baseball. Derek was even given the nickname “The Captain” which suited him very well. He guided the New York Yankee vessel for almost 20 years, and led them to five World Series championships. Ever since the day that he was drafted by the organization, players chose to follow him. Jeter’s ex-teammate and former coach, Joe Girardi, said, “(His leadership) is by example, and one-on-one; he’s going to take players aside and talk to them, and the way he plays the game, people will follow” (DiPietro). According to Girardi, Jeter led in more than one way. Girardi believed that people would follow Jeter, but he also believed that Jeter would pull people aside and confront them, when necessary. According to Joe Torre, another one of Jeter’s ex-managers, Jeter came onto the scene and began leading almost immediately (DiPietro). It is very unusual for a player to be a leader at such a young age, but Jeter did it and did it well. There was a distinct moment in time when Joe Torre knew that Jeter was going to be leader for a long, long time to come. That moment came during the 1996 season, which was Jeter’s rookie
From the time Jeter was born he should have been put in a Yankee uniform. He was born to play baseball and he obviously realized that. With his hard work and effort, he now is Captain of the New York Yankees. But without his hard work, dedication, and family support, Jeter wouldn't be anywhere near a Yankee. Now a four time World Champion and two times MVP of the World Series. Jeter continues to work hard and accomplish more and more goals. Derek Jeter will soon be remembered as one of the best players to ever play the game of baseball.
When the A’s came into town, the GM of baseball’s richest team, the New York Yankees, stated, “It’s like Coke and their secret formula – you don’t let the secret formula out” . Sabermetrics have become such a normal part of the baseball scouting process that now ex-Phillies GM Ruben Amaro was fired in part because of his refusal to adapt to this new reality. Michael Lewis himself has admitted, “the book probably cost the A’s an opportunity or two” . While this poses as a problem, Billy Beane continues to demonstrate another leadership skill he has up his sleeve: addressing change. Despite the fact that the A’s have lost those two MVPs, and many other All-Star quality players; despite the fact that everyone around the league is doing what the Athletics have been doing somehow Oakland finds a way to succeed with their relatively empty wallets. Oakland has catapulted itself back into the playoffs each of the last three years. Understandably, Billy Beane has kept his cards closer to his chest, and exactly what he has done to promote this new era of success is less transparent. One could point to the hiring of Bob Melvin, who won the 2012 AL Manager of the Year with the A’s, as Billy Beane once again brilliantly noticing a diamond in the rough. However if you take a closer look, you
Since then he has led his team to five world series titles and become the team captain. He is known for his good looks and quiet confidence. He is still playing shortstop for the Yankee’s today and never stops improving. More world series titles are seen in his future.
According to Dan Oleary, “Since baseball is the only major sport without a salary cap, and with the way baseball’s big-spending teams throw around money, having a different winner each year seems to defy logic” (OLeary). A salary cap is issued in every professional sport’s franchise, excluding Major League Baseball. With no salary cap, one club can dominate it’s competition on money alone. The New York Yankees spend the most money on it’s players each year (Goldman). It is no coincidence that they have won the most World Series of any other club in baseball history (Wikipedia-World Series). Not only have they won the most world championships, but they are a consistent contender for the American League title year after year. If a salary cap is not issued in professional baseball soon, then many fans will begin to loose interest in the sport due to repetitive results. The money saved from salary caps could be used more efficiently on other things to stimulate the economy better, such as government. More money is spent on players in Major League Baseball than all other professional sport franchises (Bryant). All of the money spent is not just in favor of benefiting ridiculously rich athletes. The result of excess money spent effects baseball’s fans negatively. The price of tickets, concessions, souvenirs, etc. all sky rocket as a result of ridiculously overpaid athletes. Before the sport is damaged irreparably, a salary cap needs to be issued in Major League Baseball immediately.
There was good reason the Sox were susceptible to the lure of quick money. They were
The game of baseball has changed ever since Babe Ruth has joined the league. He has changed the game with the amount of power he brings to the plate. Right now with the Yankees, he has showed how amazing he is and has helped make the Yankees popular by winning a few World Series and breaking many homerun records. For Babe to come into the league, it took a little help to get noticed.
The New York Yankees lost to St. Louis in the 1926 World Series and came out in 1927 for revenge. (Geisler, 1) The Yankees opened the season on April 12th with an 8-3 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics and they never looked back. (Frommer, 5) The Yankees never fell out of first place after that first day and finished 19 games ahead of Philadelphia who won 91 games respectively. (New York Yankees, 3) An astonishing feat for today's strategic baseball moves, the '27 Yankees went all year without a single roster move. (Geisler, 1) With a tremendous team built by owner, Jacob Ruppert and General Manager, Ed Barrow, the scene was set for a big year. Certainly meeting the New York standards with a record of 110 wins and 44 losses the Yankees had many indiv...
For starters, not that the background information is necessary for this evaluation, the Yankees are a major sports franchise. For a team like the Yankees who have been in existence for over 100 years, and is considered more of a brand team than any other American sports team, it’s difficult to think of creative and different ways to reach out to their audience.