The Jeter Meter: Pre-Postseason Edition

Another regular season has come to a close, and it’s been another dandy campaign for our fearless leader. With even a bit of luck in April and May, these final stats would be even more impressive. (Who would have thought that our man would end up hitting over .290 back in May, when he was stuck well below the Mendoza line?) And we’re not even going to bring up The Catch. So without further ado, here’s what you’ll see on the back of his bubblegum card next year:

G: 153……….BA: .292
HR: 23……….2B: 44
RBI: 78……….R: 111
OBP: .352……SLG: .471
SB: 23………..CS: 4
FP: .982……..DP: 92
RF: 4.46……..E: 12
Broken bones: 1
Amazon.com rank of The Life You Imagine: 36,160 (Okay: he’s no Dr. Phil)
Price of 1993 Jeter rookie card on Baseballcardshop.net: $95.00
Cash raised at Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation June fundraising dinner: $850,000
Price range of apartments at Trump World Tower: $952,500 to $13,500,000

8 comments… add one

  • To paraphrase from the Kaat threads:
    OK, we get it. You like Jeter. Can we move on?

    SF October 3, 2004, 9:41 pm
  • Why? Baseball, like all sports, is one where being a fan often becomes better because a player embodies a certain team. Jeter does so in this case…so why move on?

    JV October 4, 2004, 9:13 am
  • It’s a meter, which means we read it with regularity. And since Jeter’s performance is a subject of continuing interest and debate here, it’s worth posting the numbers so we can track along. Plus he’s just TOTALLY AWESOME.

    YF October 4, 2004, 9:19 am
  • OK, so I don’t like Kaat, and the debate about his credibility is demanded to be stifled as Yankees fans don’t want to discuss such a sore subject. Jeter, a fave, deserves time ad nauseum, a seriously boring and drone-like repetition of his accomplishments. The “YF as GOP-like Surrogate” storyline continues to flourish…

    SF October 4, 2004, 10:32 am
  • Boo-hoo.

    YF October 4, 2004, 10:41 am
  • Okay, okay, YF, re Jeets. ‘TOTALLY AWESOME’ is a bit further towards the 13-year-old girl from Commack end of the spectrum than I would have gone, but I agree with the sentiment. We know he had a terrific comeback from his abysmal start, and we know he’s gonna bring the goods in October. But I’m more concerned about 1) the serious lack of depth of the rotation, 2) Santana potentially dominating the series, 3) Lofton doing something completely idiotic at some point (inevitable as long as he’s playing), 4) implosion by the non-Gordon/Mo bullpen. Plus, even if we get through the Twinkies (knock on wood), either the Schilling-ed Sox or the seriously Yanks-unfriendly Angels await…

    Spidey October 4, 2004, 1:49 pm
  • Spidey,
    “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The “hard” is what makes it great.”
    Tom Hanks – A League of their Own
    Bring’em on. The harder it is the more we’ll enjoy it, a la last year’s ALCS.

    Joe (YF) October 4, 2004, 2:44 pm
  • Yanksfans everywhere, say, in a whiny voice, “It’s hard work”. Repeat 11 times or so in the span of 90 minutes.
    That sounds about right.

    SF October 4, 2004, 3:27 pm

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