The Jeter Meter: Mr. 2000

Okay, so the Bombers lost to KC last night. BFD. Had to happen some time. The big news, of course, is that our man—our man—the Captain, Number Two, His Royal Derekness, reached milestone hit number 2,000. We coongratulate him. Cooperstown? Yeah, he’s well on his way. We’re already well into another super-duper awesome year (.353/.441/.522), but this is a day to celebrate career achievement, so let’s remind ourselves just how good a decade it’s been:

G: 1571
BA: .315
OBP: .387
SLG: .463
H: 2000
2B: 320
HR: 174
R: 1196
RBI: 798
Rings: 4

Not a bad start.

6 comments… add one
  • Congrats to Derek, a class act. And we’re all for all but one of those numbers getting bigger, just as they have been for the past six years. Keep that pattern up, D!

    SF May 27, 2006, 11:04 am
  • Kudos, DJ! Ten more just like that…

    Spidey May 27, 2006, 11:27 am
  • I’ll boo him till his last game at Fenway, then I’ll give him a standing O. He’s a Hall-of-Famer and a worthy opponent.

    mattymatty May 27, 2006, 11:34 am
  • He sure hits a lot of singles

    Andy May 27, 2006, 1:25 pm
  • So did Wade Boggs…

    Paul SF May 27, 2006, 6:01 pm
  • Ok maybe a lot of guys in the HOF would trade a lot of the individual achievements for those rings, but Jeter would seem to miss a lot of the MVP awards, batting titles, gold-gloves that go with getting into Cooperstown. Was there any one year where he was the best shortstop in the AL? He seems to lack the dominance of his position that Rivera has and other ‘first-ballot-lock’ type players have. You have to wonder if he wasn’t leading the most expensive team of the past decade, but stuck in a small market would he still be ‘well on his way’?

    Honkball May 27, 2006, 7:27 pm

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