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Posts Tagged ‘Baseball Hall of Fame’

Interpreting Derek Jeter’s Spring Training Press Conference

Posted by Andrew Zercie on February 26, 2010

Whenever New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter speaks, it’s rare that he allows much to be known. Jeter likes to keep his true thoughts to himself, always has.

Earlier this week, Jeter held a press conference prior to the first day that position players were obligated to be in Tampa for spring training. While most of what he said to the media was the usual vanilla, uncontroversial stuff he’s stuck to for 15 years, there appeared to be some interesting material tucked in-between the boring run-of-the-mill quotes many are used to reading.

What follows is my attempt to deconstruct some of Jeter’s quotes to provide a better understanding of the deeper meaning behind his carefully-crafted answers to questions from the media. Quotes by Derek Jeter were found in various published reports.

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Raines Among Holdovers Who Belong In Baseball Hall Of Fame

Posted by Andrew Zercie on January 6, 2010

The other day, I published a piece about the first-year eligible players on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot (seen here: In that article, I stated that Roberto Alomar, Fred McGriff, and Edgar Martinez should be inducted to the Hall of Fame this year.

In addition to those three, I believe four more players who have hung around on the ballot for several years also belong in Cooperstown. Here now is a look at each player who has been on the ballot for a while, and my take on whether or not they belong in the Hall.

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Among First-Timers Alomar, McGriff, Martinez Stand Out

Posted by Andrew Zercie on January 4, 2010

Roberto Alomar: Hall of Famer in my book

Of all the various sports Halls of Fame, none invites more debate than the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Every January, the inductees are announced, followed by countless arguments, in print and over the airwaves, about the players who should have gotten in but didn’t. For each snubbed player, there is a statistic that backs up their claim.

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Jeter Begins Assault on Hitting Milestones

Posted by Andrew Zercie on August 15, 2009

JeterDerek Jeter’s inevitable march to Cooperstown began in 2005, when Jeter completed his 10th major league season. Since then, it has only intensified as he approaches some of the no-brainer plateaus that make his eventual election to the Baseball Hall of Fame a fait accompli

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Appreciating Ken Griffey, Jr.

Posted by Andrew Zercie on August 6, 2009

juniorGreatness can’t always be predicted. History can be made right before one’s eyes, but can sometimes only be seen in retrospect.

With Ken Griffey, Jr. however, greatness was predicted early and often. 

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