Well go with Bumgarner here, given his absurd performance on a rate basis, as well as bonus points for his legendary relief performance in Game 7 of the 2014 Fall Classic. [128] As he struggled, it appeared that the 2011 season was the continuation of Jeter's decline. Much of the play-by-play, game results, and transaction information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. Jeter spent his 20-year MLB . He led the majors in stolen base percentage (91.4%), getting caught only three times. in Pasadena, CA [126][127], The adjustments left Jeter frustrated, as he batted .242 in the first month of the 2011 season. Utley was put on injured reserve for the rest of the year. Relief pitcher: Mariano Rivera, YankeesHonorable mention: Rollie Fingers, As. Some defensive statistics Copyright Sports Info Solutions, 2010-2023. [198][202] A clubhouse leader, Jeter often defused confrontations between teammates. [261] In August 2017, Jeter and Bruce Sherman finalized a deal to purchase the Miami Marlins. Starting pitcher: Madison Bumgarner, GiantsHonorable mentions: Whitey Ford, Yankees; Bob Gibson, Cardinals. He played for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League from 1989 through 1991, when he was paralyzed during a game. [49][50] In the playoffs, Jeter hit only .176 in the 1998 ALDS and ALCS, but batted .353 in the World Series, as the Yankees defeated the San Diego Padres in four games. [210] One of his signature defensive plays is the "jump-throw," by which he leapt and threw to first base while moving towards third base. Data Provided By Jeter has earned the nicknames "Captain Clutch" and "Mr. November" due to his outstanding play in the postseason. As Giambi rounded third base and headed for home plate, Yankees right fielder Shane Spencer retrieved the ball and made a wild throw that missed cut-off man Tino Martinez and dribbled down the first-base line. That's pride, tradition and most of all, we have the greatest fans in the world. Edgar Renteria had two huge World Series moments, getting the hit that won the 1997 World Series for the Marlins and then delivering a three-run homer that accounted for all the Giants' runs in a clinching 2010 Game 5 (and winning Series MVP). For more information, please see our Today is the 42nd birthday for Chase Utley, who had a distinguished 16-year Major League Baseball career with the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles.Utley made six All-Star teams during his years on the diamond and won a World Series ring with the 2008 Phils. Greenberg had a great run, appearing in 23 World Series games in an 11-year span and compiling a 1.044 OPS. [20], Jeter played four seasons in Minor League Baseball, formally known as the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues (NAPBL). Early life and college career [ edit] Mantle (18) and Ruth (15) have hit the most home runs in World Series history, with Jackson (10) tied for fifth. Get the latest news, stats, videos, highlights and more about second baseman Chase Utley on ESPN. 18,243rd in major league history) [6], The Jeters lived in New Jersey until Derek was four years old, at which point they moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan. Jeter also finished third in the AL MVP voting, behind Minnesota's Joe Mauer and Yankee teammate Mark Teixeira. [241][242][243], Jeter is Catholic, having been raised in the faith, attending Catholic schools as a child and identifying with the faith while playing for the Yankees. The Yankees lost to the Seattle Mariners. Rodriguez had won two Gold Glove Awards at shortstop[73] and was considered the best shortstop in baseball. [307] He was formally enshrined in a ceremony on September 8, 2021, in Cooperstown, New York.[308]. [79] This was voted the Play of the Year in the This Year in Baseball Awards competition, as voted on by fans at MLB.com. [134] Jeter finished the year with a .297 batting average, six home runs, 61 runs batted in, 84 runs, and 16 stolen bases. [55] However, because Steinbrenner did not want to set a record for the largest contract, Steinbrenner waited while Juan Gonzlez and the Detroit Tigers negotiated on a reported eight-year, $143million contract extension. [72] Jeter committed a crucial error in a Game 6 loss, and the Marlins won the series in six games. [53] Jeter led the AL in hits that season with 219, while finishing second in the league in batting average (.349) and runs scored (134), appearing in his second All-Star game that year. The hit was a single off Baltimore Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman in the third inning. Consequently, Jeter made his MLB debut on May 29, 1995. The decision will be held in abeyance until the appeal . Though his critics continued to see Jeter as a liability defensively, he won his second consecutive Gold Glove in 2005. Check out the list of all the major league baseball players on Baseball-Reference.com. Though the ball would have remained in play if not for Maier, and could have been caught by Tony Tarasco, the home run stood as called, tying the game. MLB Players. Baltimore Orioles . He also finished ninth in batting average (.322). [173] On July 17, Derek scored the 1,900th run of his career becoming the 10th player in MLB history to do so. Some defensive statistics Copyright Sports Info Solutions, 2010-2023. Game 4 marked the first time that any non-exhibition MLB game had been played in the month of November. [124] He spent the offseason working with Long on adjustments to his swing. "[10] Despite the home run, Jeter slumped at the plate; he denied injuries were a factor, though a fall into a photographer's box trying to catch a foul ball may have aggravated an earlier hamstring injury. It will begin publishing nonfiction books for adults, children's picture books, elementary grade fiction, and books for children who are learning to read. Derek Sanderson Jeter ( / ditr / JEE-tr; born June 26, 1974) is an American former professional baseball shortstop, businessman, and baseball executive. [204][205][206][207] He had a career .309 postseason batting average, and a .321 batting average in the World Series. The Yankees drafted Jeter out of high school in 1992, and he debuted in the major leagues at age 20 in 1995. [107], Jeter achieved two career hit milestones in the second half of the 2009 season. [226] Jeter settled a tax dispute regarding his official residence with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance in 2008. Ruth and Gehrig. [305], On January 21, 2020, Jeter was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame as part of its class of 2020 in his first year of eligibility, only one vote shy of being only the second unanimous selection in Hall of Fame history. It was established to help children and teenagers avoid drug and alcohol addiction, and to reward those who show high academic achievement. [123] Though Jeter stated that he wanted to remain with the Yankees, negotiations became tense. He is the only member of the 3,000 hit club to record all of his hits with the New York Yankees. New York Yankees . [158][159] The Yankees activated Jeter on July 11,[160] but after playing in one game, Jeter returned to the disabled list with a quadriceps strain. Morneau won the balloting with 320 points to Jeter's 306 points. A graduate of Kennedy Catholic High School near Seattle, Utley attended Washington State University in Pullman and was a senior on the 1988 Cougar team which triumphed at the Aloha Bowl,[2] Washington State's first bowl victory since the 1916 Rose Bowl. [90] The Yankees lost to the Detroit Tigers, three games to one. What else is new? [13], Considered the fourth-best prospect in baseball by Baseball America heading into the 1995 season,[23] Jeter was projected as the starting shortstop for the Yankees. Beyond steals, Utley ranked among the top 10 qualified hitters . Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. Utley, a longtime tormenter while with the Philadelphia Phillies, now has 38 career homers against the Mets. Utley was born in Pasadena, Calif., went to high school in Long Beach and attended college at U.C.L.A. His 1.372 OPS and .576 on-base percentage in 59 World Series plate appearances are the best of all time regardless of position. The mission of the Mike Utley Foundation is to financially support an effective function-restoring treatment for spinal cord injuries, to encourage through education that of adopting a rehabilitative lifestyle for the spinal cord injured and a public awareness of spinal cord injuries.[14]. Dodgers' Chase Utley upends the New York Mets' Ruben Tejada to break up a double play during Game 2 of the teams' National League Division Series. Derrek Leon Lee (born September 6, 1975), nicknamed " D-Lee ", is an American former professional baseball first baseman. The $18.9million average annual value of Jeter's contract was the third-highest in baseball, behind only Rodriguez ($25.2million) and Manny Ramirez ($20million). Seriously asking, Jeter has 71.3 WAR in 20 years and Chade Utley has 64.4 in 16 years. [167] During his final season, each opposing team honored Jeter with a gift during his final visit to their city, which has included donations to Jeter's charity, the Turn 2 Foundation. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. When Jeter was a child, his parents made him sign a contract every year that defined acceptable and unacceptable forms of behavior. In 2004, Utley was elected into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame,[4] and was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2016.[5]. When our All-World Series Team was a finished product, one thing was striking. [211], Despite this, Jeter's defense was the subject of criticism from a number of sabermetricians, including Rob Neyer and the publication Baseball Prospectus. [171] As a result, Jeter's .481 career All-Star batting average (13-for-27) ranked him fifth all-time (among players with at least 10 at-bats). The Official Facebook Page for Derek Utley. [285] He was ranked as the most marketable player in baseball according to the 2003, 2005, and 2010 Sports Business Surveys. Major League Baseball's All-Star Game is a day away, and one man who's been there a few times is Chase Utley. [129][130] Jeter broke Rickey Henderson's franchise record for stolen bases when he stole his 327th base against the Mariners on May 28, 2011. [212][213][214] The 2006 book The Fielding Bible by John Dewan contains an essay by Bill James in which he concluded that Jeter "was probably the most ineffective defensive player in the major leagues, at any position" over his entire career. [109], In the 2009 postseason, Jeter batted .355, including .407 in the 2009 World Series,[1] as he won his fifth World Series championship. [68] Jeter returned to bat .324, finishing third in batting average to Bill Mueller, who batted .326. [265], Jeter created the Turn 2 Foundation, a charitable organization, in 1996. [219] After the season, Cashman and his staff saw Jeter's defense as an area that needed to be addressed. Who is the Player of the Decade? The performance earned him the All-Star Game MVP Award, the first time a Yankee won the award. [225] He previously owned a penthouse apartment in Manhattan's Trump World Tower. Search the players by the first letter of the player's last name, or use the search box available. Join our linker program. Boston Red Sox . [66], On Opening Day of the 2003 season, Jeter dislocated his left shoulder when he collided with Toronto Blue Jays catcher Ken Huckaby at third base. [222], Jeter maintains homes in Marlboro Township, New Jersey; Greenwood Lake, New York;[223][224] and the Davis Islands neighborhood of Tampa, Florida. With Fernndez the starting shortstop, the Yankees assigned Jeter to Class AAA. [221] Jeter's ultimate zone rating (UZR) improved from worst in the AL for shortstops in 2007 to close to league average in 2008. He had a well-publicized relationship with singer-songwriter Mariah Carey from 1997 to 1998. Jeter was the 28th player to reach 3,000 hits and finished his career ranked sixth in MLB history in career hits and first among shortstops. [124] According to reports, Jeter initially sought a four-year contract worth between $23million and $25million per season. [13] While the location of his injury makes him a quadriplegic by the standard medical definition, he has essentially complete use of his upper extremities, making him functionally a paraplegic. [1] He credited the turnaround to his work with Denbo;[135] Long acknowledged that his attempt to adjust Jeter's swing did not work. [17] Though Yankees officials were concerned that Jeter would attend college instead of signing a professional contract, Groch convinced them to select him, saying, "the only place Derek Jeter's going is to Cooperstown. Ramirez finished second. Much of the play-by-play, game results, and transaction information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. Find out more. [28] He was assigned uniform number 2, which was most recently worn by Mike Gallego from 1992 to 1994. [283] To commemorate Jeter's final year, the Jordan brand made a tribute commercial titled "#RE2PECT," which had many baseball players (such as Jon Lester) and celebrities, even rival Boston Red Sox fans, tip their caps. [301], Kalamazoo Central High School inducted Jeter into its athletic hall of fame in 2003[302] and renamed its baseball field in his honor in 2011. Derek Sanderson Jeter (/ditr/ JEE-tr; born June 26, 1974) is an American former professional baseball shortstop, businessman, and baseball executive. [10][a] He hit his first MLB home run that day. "[181], During Jeter's final series at Yankee Stadium, Louisville Slugger announced they would retire their "P72" model baseball bat, the bat Jeter uses, though it will be sold under the name "DJ2," in Jeter's honor. All images are property the copyright holder and are displayed here for informational purposes only. He made his fifth All-Star appearance. Attending New York Yankees games with his grandparents, Jeter became a passionate fan of the team. [23] Returning to the Hornets in 1993, his first full season of professional baseball, Jeter hit .295 with five home runs, 71 RBIs, and 18 stolen bases; SAL managers voted him the "Most Outstanding Major League Prospect" in the league. He was honored with Minor League Player of the Year Awards by Baseball America, The Sporting News, and Topps/NAPBL. In his second year in 1990, he fractured two ribs in the third preseason game, and was sidelined for the last preseason game and the first three regular season games. Utley was one of the premier second basemen in baseball during his 13 years in Philadelphia. [3][4][5] They met while serving in the United States Army in Germany. Born: As a precaution, the Yankees signed Tony Fernndez to a two-year contract. [215] A 2008 study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that, from 2002 through 2005, Jeter was the worst defensive shortstop in MLB. [1], Jeter tied Lou Gehrig's record for hits at Yankee Stadium (1,269) with a home run off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price on September 14, 2008. [14] Newhouser felt so strongly about Jeter's potential that he quit his job with the Astros in protest after they ignored his drafting advice. Chase Utley, Jos Urea, George Uhle, . A five-time World Series champion with the Yankees, Jeter is regarded as a central contributor to the franchise's dynasty during the late 1990s and early 2000s for his hitting, base-running, fielding, and leadership. [114] The 2010 season was statistically Jeter's worst in many respects. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy!, I hate to lose. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. Copyright 2000-2023 Sports Reference LLC. [244], Jeter and model Hannah Davis, who had been dating since 2012, became engaged in 2015. [231], In December 2002, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner criticized Jeter for staying out until 3 a.m. at a birthday party during the 2002 season, saying that his star shortstop "wasn't totally focused" and that "it didn't sit well" with him. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. 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