May 27, 2006


Royals foil joy of Jeter's 2,000th hit (BRIDGET WENTWORTH, 5/27/06, Newark Star-Ledger)

Derek Jeter collected the 2,000th hit of his career last night at Yankee Stadium.

But the Yankees' captain was in no mood to celebrate it, because it did not help his team beat the lowly Kansas City Royals, who won for the first time in the Bronx since August 2002 and snapped a 13-game losing streak in sending the Yankees to a 7-6 loss.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 27, 2006 8:38 AM

Go Royals!

(Is it too much to hope for a sweep?)

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at May 27, 2006 11:00 AM

If Farnsworth pitches like he did last night instead of the way he did on Wednesday against Ortiz it isn't.

Posted by: John at May 27, 2006 11:04 AM

Another ten seasons like his first ten and the Captain will be challenging Pete Rose's record.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at May 27, 2006 12:34 PM

How fitting that his 2000th hit went about twenty feet and should have been ruled a throwing error on the catcher.

Posted by: andrew at May 27, 2006 12:48 PM

If George Steinbrenner and Joe Torre, with their affection for veterans, can stick around another ten years, Jeter might just make it.

Posted by: pj at May 27, 2006 1:58 PM

There's no reason to believe that Jeter's production will drop substantially, barring injury (and he's been largely injury free thru his career).

He's only gotten better, hitting-wise, the past few seasons, especially as he's learned to look for his pitch better.

He'll have to move positions in the next few years, but there's no reason why a few years in the outfield/first base won't keep him going past 40 a la Rose.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at May 27, 2006 2:30 PM

Why keep the worst SS in the AL in place?

Posted by: oj at May 27, 2006 3:48 PM

Because then you might have to move the best ss in the major leagues to, um, shortstop?

Posted by: David Cohen at May 29, 2006 12:21 AM