As I stood alongside Joe Torre, both of us watching Jeter begin taking the final rips of his last batting practice, my mind’s haze drifted back to that first day of his rookie 1996 season.
BY BILL MADDEN
September 29, 2014
New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter tips his cap to the crowd at Fenway Park after coming out of the baseball game for a pinch-runner in the third inning against the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Boston. It is the last baseball game of his career. At left are teammates Brett Gardner (11) and Mark Teixeira (25). Photo: Elise Amendola, AP