Jeter celebrates after his game-winning RBI in the ninth inning in his last game at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees beat the Orioles 6-5.
September 26, 2014 Derek Jeter's single in the ninth inning propelled the Yankees over Baltimore 6-5 on Thursday night in his last game at Yankee Stadium. The retiring shortstop has played 20 seasons with the team.
Derek Jeter says the upcoming baseball season will be his last. Jeter has played his entire career with the New York Yankees.
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February 12, 2014 "I want to start by saying thank you," New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter tells fans. The idea of Jeter retiring from pro ball has been a subject of debate in recent years, driven in part by his age and a nagging ankle injury.
Detached admiration for sporting achievement? Not on your life. It's all about allegiance and, even, love.
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January 31, 2014 Can you choose to be a fan? Not really. Not if you're honest with yourself. As the philosopher David Papineau notes, choosing a team isn't like choosing a washing machine. With the Super Bowl looming, and his family taking sides, commentator Alva Noë tries to define what it means to be support a team.
This is what all the fuss was about: One of the Mariano Rivera bobblehead dolls that were eventually given away Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
September 25, 2013 The first 18,000 fans were supposed to get jiggly statues of their soon-to-be retired star. But the bobbleheads didn't arrive on time. When they did, there were long lines and hot tempers. What's more, the Yanks lost. All in all, it was a night to fuhgeddabout.
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, left, signs autographs at U.S. Cellular Field before a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago on Monday.
August 5, 2013 In his first at-bat following Monday's announcement of a 211-game suspension, the crowd in Chicago let the Yankee know what they thought of him.
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera hits a two-run home run in the fourth inning during Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees Thursday.
October 18, 2012 The Tigers won 8-1 for a four-game sweep of the American League championship series. It's their second trip to the World Series in seven years. They'll face either defending champions St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco Giants.
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi during Monday's game against the Baltimore Orioles.
October 11, 2012 Jerry Girardi, 81, had Alzheimer's. His son Joe, the Yankees manager, has said his father "was always there for me" and helped instill in him a love for baseball.
New York Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki readies for a fist bump ... or a fist pump for his new song?
July 27, 2012 The Death Cab for Cutie singer is a long-time fan of Seattle's baseball team. With superstar Ichiro Suziki's trade to the Yankees, his tribute in song has new meaning.
Now batting for the Yankees, Ichiro Suzuki.
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July 24, 2012 Ichiro Suzuki was the face of the Seattle franchise since coming to the team from Japan in 2001. Monday, he was traded to the Yankees — who were in Seattle to play the Mariners. After a bow to the crowd, Ichiro stroked a hit for his new team.
New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera, earlier this season.
May 4, 2012 The greatest "closer" in Major League Baseball was chasing a fly ball during batting practice when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
August 26, 2011 The Yanks' Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and Russell Martin each cleared the bases in a 22-9 pasting of the Oakland A's. No Major League team had ever hit more than two grand slams in one game.
July 14, 2011 Companies are lining up to help out Christian Lopez, the fan who graciously returned the historic baseball — and might have to pay a hefty tax bill because of the gifts he got in return.
New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, right, and Christian Lopez at a news conference on Saturday (July 9, 2011) at Yankee Stadium.
July 13, 2011 But whether Christian Lopez will be socked with about a $14,000 bill from the IRS is debatable. He gave back the ball Derek Jeter smacked for his 3,000th hit without expecting anything in return. The Yankees gave him about $50,000 in gifts.
September 16, 2010 According to 'The New York Times', Yankees hats are the topper of choice for many criminals in New York City. Theories abound on what that's so.
July 13, 2010 George Steinbrenner, the iron-fisted owner of the New York Yankees, died early today. Under his rule, the Bronx Bombers won the World Series 7 times, all under Democratic presidents. They lost 4 times -- all under Republican presidents.
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