Derek Jeter RUMORS & NEWS

  • Derek Jeter -- Game-Used Dirt For Sale

    TMZ.com "Derek Jeter fans can literally buy the DIRT he walked on -- because a sports memorabilia company is selling a collage of "dirt capsules" obtained from the 30 ballparks where #2 racked up his 3,465 hits. We spoke to Brandon Steiner from Steiner Sports who tells us ... his people went from..." November 06

  • Jeter does Twitter Q&A; is apparently afraid of cats?

    SI.com "Derek Jeter took to Twitter Wednesday to promote The Player's Tribune, the new website Jeter will be heavily involved in editing lending his name to. Jeter held a brief Q&A on the site's Twitter page. Jeter's site promise to "present the unfiltered voices of professional athletes" but his..." October 02

  • Derek Jeter starts 'The Players' Tribune,' a site for athletes to share first-person stories

    Newark Star-Ledger "Just three days after waving goodbye to baseball, retired Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced he was starting a new venture: The Players' Tribune. The site, he said in a long letter written on the front page, will give athletes the opportunity to connect with fans "with no filter," giving..." October 01

  • Derek Jeter hits walk-off single in final Yankee Stadium game

    Yahoo! Sports "Of course it ended like this. This is Derek Jeter we're talking about, he's always lived a charmed baseball life. And in a moment that seemed so perfect, Jeter stepped to the plate in the bottom of the ninth in a tie game, with a runner on second base and lined a base hit into right field...." September 26

  • Derek Jeter done with shortstop, will only DH in Boston

    Hardball Talk "You wouldn’t blame Derek Jeter if he decided to end his career after tonight’s heroics, but he will play this weekend as the Yankees wrap up their season with a three-game series against the Red Sox in Boston. However, his days of playing shortstop are officially over. According to Chad..." September 26

  • Stage set for Jeter's farewell to home fans

    MLB.com "Of all the accomplishments -- statistical and otherwise -- that Derek Jeter has accumulated throughout his career, perhaps the most remarkable is that of his 2,744 regular-season games, the Yankees have been eliminated from postseason contention for only one. On Sept. 26, 2008, Jeter went 0-for-2..." September 25

  • Louisville Slugger retires P72 bat model in honor of Derek Jeter

    CBSSports.com "The Yankees were officially eliminated from postseason contention on Wednesday afternoon, meaning there are only four games left in Derek Jeter's career. He will play his final home game at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night. On Wednesday, Louisville Slugger announced they will retire their P72..." September 25

  • As Yankees playoff chances dwindled, Joe Girardi never second-guessed batting Derek Jeter second

    New York Daily News "Joe Girardi immediately began carrying a heavy burden the moment Derek Jeter announced on his Facebook page in February that he was retiring at the end of the 2014 season. There was no avoiding the daily scrutiny about how Girardi would manage an outgoing future Hall of Famer coming off a serious..." September 25

  • Jeter may owe $16,000 in taxes on farewell gifts

    Chicago Tribune "It’ll take Derek Jeter two innings of work to pay taxes that may be due on gifts the retiring New York Yankees’ captain received during his farewell tour. Jeter, who was paid $12 million this season and more than $265 million in his career, will owe about $16,000 in state and federal taxes on..." September 24

  • Captain retail: Jeter tops all-time jersey sales

    ESPN New York "Derek Jeter's No. 2 Yankees jersey is the best-selling baseball jersey of all time. So say officials at Majestic Athletic, which has made official batting practice jerseys since 1982 and authentic jerseys for all teams beginning in 2005. "Derek just resonates with all demographics, all..." September 24

  • Derek Jeter’s Game Used Sock Going for $409

    Black Sports Online "With the historic career of Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter finally coming to an end, baseball fans everywhere are paying top dollar to get their hands on any piece of Jeter memorabilia that they can. Steiner Sports is selling Derek Jeter worn game socks for a whopping $409.99 on their website" September 23

  • Derek Jeter denies giving gift baskets to women

    Fox Sports "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..." September 23

  • Derek Jeter Opens the Door

    New York Magazine "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..." September 22

  • Derek Jeter’s farewell tour is getting awkward

    New York Post "Maybe there is a time to deliver this message, but this wasn’t it. Derek Jeter had just been hit on the hand in the eighth inning of what would become another frustrating setback, this time 6-1, the fifth loss in six games on this road trip to Palookaville. Steve Geltz was already getting the..." September 17

  • Rays honor retiring Yankees SS Derek Jeter with farewell gifts

    Fox Sports Florida "For you, Captain. It was the Tampa Bay Rays' turn on Tuesday to present New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter with farewell gifts in his final stop at Tropicana Field. The Rays and Yankees close their three-game series Wednesday, and on this night, Tampa Bay honored the New York star before he..." September 16

  • The indisputable selfishness of Derek Jeter

    SB Nation "Derek Jeter is often portrayed as the perfect team player, but the inevitably poor production of his age-40 season is putting the Yankees in a bind from which only he can free it. The reason so many people get annoyed with Derek Jeter, or more specifically, what we talk about when we talk about..." September 02

  • Keeping Jeter in No. 2 spot is sentimental … and very risky

    New York Post "They just kept coming and coming and coming, a one-inning charge reminiscent of their 1998 ancestors. The first nine Yankees came to bat in the third inning Wednesday night at Comerica Park, and all nine recorded a hit, all off longtime nemesis David Price. The next two batters added sacrifice..." August 28

  • Historic Jeter hit changed to an error

    ESPN New York "It turns out you can rewrite history. Derek Jeter's hit that tied Honus Wagner on the all-time hit list has been changed to an error by MLB executive vice president Joe Torre. In the grand scheme of things it doesn't really matter because Jeter has had six hits since then, putting him at..." August 20

  • Strip club offers Jeter free lifetime pass

    Huffington Post "Who needs retirement gifts like a rocking chair and gold watch? Nothing says congratulations on a brilliant baseball career quite like freebies at a... strip club? An all-nude joint in New York City is offering Derek Jeter and the rest of the Yankees organization free lap dances Sept. 7, the..." July 23

  • Jeter becomes Yanks' all-time doubles leader

    ESPN New York "Derek Jeter moved ahead of Lou Gehrig and into first place on the New York Yankees all-time doubles list with a two-bagger into the left-field corner in the ninth inning of tonight's Yankees-Texas Rangers game." July 23

  • Pete Rose: ‘Never thought Jeter had a chance’ to break my record

    New York Post "Pete Rose knew Derek Jeter turns 40 on Thursday, which matches everything I’ve heard about baseball’s exiled Hit King. Even at 73, with the 25th anniversary of his lifetime suspension from Major League Baseball arriving in August, the non-Hall of Famer possesses the sharpest eye, the finest..." June 26

  • Happy 40th Birthday, Derek Jeter!

    Hardball Talk "Today is Derek Jeter‘s 40th birthday. I have not done a ton of research into the matter, but based on the columns and tributes I’ve seen coming out of New York, I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say that Jeter is the first Major League Baseball player in history to turn 40-years-old. That’s a pretty..." June 26

  • Jeter’s two hits, Ellsbury’s clutch RBI single propel Yankees

    New York Post "Jacoby Ellsbury was the latest to preach to the masses that the Yankees are better than what they have shown at the plate. “We have very good hitters, it’s just a matter of time we really square some up,’’ Ellsbury said after his eighth-inning single scored Derek Jeter from second and carried..." June 11

  • Derek Jeter serious about becoming owner in life after Yankees

    New York Daily News "He is known as The Captain now, but after he hangs up his cleats following the 2014 season, could Derek Jeter become The Boss, Part Deux? “I’d probably be a little bit more behind the scenes than The Boss,” Jeter said Sunday, referring to late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. “But I learned a..." June 03

  • Jeter raps 4 hits to back Tanaka in Yankees win

    New York Post "The old and the new combined to turn the White Sox blue Sunday. Derek Jeter, the retiring captain and longest tenured Yankee who was honored by the White Sox before the game, and Masahiro Tanaka, the rookie pitching sensation, carried the Yankees to a dominating, 7-1, win before a sold-out crowd..." May 26

  • Jeter: I will never manage

    ESPN.com "Derek Jeter wants to do a lot of things post-career but being in a dugout every night is not one of them. "I will not manage," Jeter said. The subject came up at U.S. Cellular Field, because Robin Ventura, Jeter's former teammate, is in the home dugout managing. Jeter thinks he, like..." May 24

  • Jeter may sit out Sunday for Solarte

    New York Post "When Derek Jeter was in the lineup at shortstop Saturday, Joe Girardi was asked if it was safe to assume Jeter wouldn’t be at short Sunday night. “I wouldn’t assume anything, we will see,’’ Girardi said. “We are facing a lefty [Saturday]. The times I have given him the day game [off] after a..." April 27

  • Jeter taking extra days off in stride

    New York Post "Derek Jeter still is trying to get accustomed to the Yankees treating him cautiously, as they did by sitting him out Saturday and Sunday with a tight right quadriceps. Jeter returned Wednesday night for the second game of a doubleheader against the Cubs and went 1-for-5, playing all nine..." April 17

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    Andrew Marchand @AndrewMarchand

    No Jeter in lineup. Stay tuned.

  • Jeter climbs to 8th place on all-time hit list

    ESPN New York "New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter gained sole possession of eighth place on baseball's all-time hit list with two hits in the first four innings Sunday against the Blue Jays, giving him 3,320 career hits and moving him one ahead of Hall of Famer Paul Molitor. Jeter tied Molitor in the..." April 07

  • Derek Jeter soaks in final spring training: 'I feel good'

    USA Today "Just about all the New York Yankees were ready to be done with spring training, so they welcomed the rainout of Saturday's final Grapefruit League game against the Miami Marlins. Derek Jeter was the notable exception. Jeter wanted to absorb every last bit of his final spring training, but it..." March 30

  • Derek Jeter finding his rhythm at the plate as spring training winds down

    Newark Star-Ledger "For the seventeenth time this spring, Derek Jeter started at shortstop Wednesday afternoon against the Blue Jays in the Yankees’ 10-6 loss at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. But it was the first instance in which he played shortstop after manning the position the previous night. The subtle..." March 27

  • Jeter not sweating slow spring start

    New York Post "Another hitless day knocked Derek Jeter’s spring training average down to .132, and he has just one extra-base hit in 41 plate appearances this spring. So though the fans at Champion Field in Lake Buena Vista repeatedly gave the retiring shortstop standing ovations throughout the Yankees’ 7-0..." March 20

  • Joe Girardi says Derek Jeter's timing is off at the plate

    Newark Star-Ledger "The final pitch Derek Jeter faced Thursday afternoon, a curveball from Orioles right-hander Josh Stinson, a pitcher with 31 career major-league appearances on his résumé, locked him up. All Jeter could do was watch it hook by for a called third strike and look back to the home-plate umpire for a..." March 14

  • Jeter: Owning a Team is ‘the Next Ultimate Goal’

    Black Sports Online "It has been acknowledged that this season will be the farewell tour for New York Yankee great Derek Jeter so numerous people are making it a point to see Jeter play as much as they can before he calls it quits. Interestingly enough though, there hasn’t been much speculation about what Jeter will..." March 05

  • Jeter rounds bases, ‘good shot’ to start Grapefruit opener

    New York Post "Unless something happens between now and Thursday, expect to see Derek Jeter in the Yankees’ lineup against the Pirates at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Jeter ran the bases Sunday, and manager Joe Girardi said the shortstop and captain will repeat the exercise before his name is written into..." February 24

  • Ichiro not thinking retirement despite Derek Jeter's announcement

    Newark Star-Ledger "Ichiro Suzuki laughed at the reporters standing around him. "He's not going to fall for questions like that," Ichiro said through his translator. The question was simple: Would the 40-year-old outfielder rather be on a team where he'd be assured more playing time? It was a fair query..." February 20

  • Jeter: Being a Yankee is 'sacred'

    New York Daily News "Derek Jeter didn’t have much trouble answering questions during his lengthy press conference Wednesday, but when the Captain was asked what he would like his legacy to be after he’s finished playing, he paused. “I’m not gone yet, so it’s kind of hard to answer that question,” Jeter said. “You..." February 20

  • Mattingly’s advice to Boss on Jeter paid off

    New York Post "The Boss was calling. He needed advice from Donnie Baseball about his young shortstop, Derek Jeter. A triangle of Yankee greatness: George Steinbrenner, Don Mattingly and Jeter. “George called me that first year that I was going to retire,’’ Mattingly told The Post Wednesday about the phone..." February 20

  • Jeter: 'The time is right'

    ESPN New York "Derek Jeter said he is retiring because he is simply ready to begin the second half of his life following the 2014 season. "I feel the time is right," said an unemotional Jeter, dressed in a Yankee hat, pullover and team shorts. "There are other things I want to do" On Wednesday, the..." February 19

  • Joe Girardi 'had no inkling' Derek Jeter planned to retire

    Newark Star-Ledger "Joe Girardi understood when he took the job as Yankees manager in October 2007 that his aging stars, players that define a historic era and he once called teammates, would retire under his watch if he stayed long enough. In 2012, it was Jorge Posada. Last year, it was Mariano Rivera and Andy..." February 15

  • Sox join in the Jeter lovefest

    ESPN.com "You didn’t expect to hear that the Red Sox dissed Derek Jeter, did you? Not that Jeter was above being abused in Boston. He told the story once of how two young women sitting near the on-deck circle in Fenway Park kept calling his name until he looked up, then unloaded a torrent of expletives..." February 13

  • Jeter means just as much to baseball as he does to Yankees

    Fox Sports "o entities must replace Derek Jeter: the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball. The Steinbrenners may have the easier job. The Yankees will have a new shortstop in 2015. Jeter made that official Wednesday, announcing his retirement effective at the end of this season. The Yankees don't..." February 13

  • Derek Jeter announces the 2014 season will be his last

    New York Daily News "Get ready for another grand Yankees farewell tour. Months after watching Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte hang up their spikes, Derek Jeter announced Wednesday on his Facebook page that 2014 will be his final season in baseball. Jeter posted a lengthy letter to fans on the social media..." February 13

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    Pujols on Jeter: "On and off field, he's the way you want your kids to grow up, Only Jesus is perfect, but he's pretty close to that guy."

  • Biggio says Jeter’s legacy is secure

    MLB.com "Fellow 3,000-hit member Craig Biggio counts himself has a huge fan of Yankees legend Derek Jeter, who announced on Wednesday he was retiring at the end of this season. Biggio, a New Yorker and 20-year Astros legend, has great admiration for Jeter and the way he played the game. “I guess you..." February 12

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Derek Jeter announces that this season will be his last. https://t.co/sxu5s14kVJ

  • Jeter hits on rehab and whether this is his final season

    New York Post "Derek Jeter has made more progress than anyone knows as he recovers from a Lost Season of leg and ankle injuries. In fact, he’s on the run. “I’ve already run,’’ Jeter told five reporters Friday as he stood outside the Yankees’ minor league complex, giving a State of Jeter report. “You guys just..." February 09

  • Teammate impressed by Jeter’s ‘amazing’ strides

    New York Post "Right-hander David Phelps is one of the most observant Yankees. He is thrilled with what he has seen out of Derek Jeter in pre-camp workouts. “Derek looks amazing, from what I’ve seen,” Phelps said Wednesday at the Yankees minor league complex. “That’s awesome. You look in the past and this..." February 06

  • Derek Jeter takes BP and fields grounders at shortstop for first time this year

    Hardball Talk "Coming off an injury-plagued 2013 season, Derek Jeter is going to command attention with pretty much every move that he makes this spring. Today was no different, as the Associated Press reports that he took live batting practice on the field and fielded grounders from shortstop for the first time..." February 04