Derek Jeter’s All-Time Postseason Rankings
Sad news in New York Yankee-land, and all of baseball. Derek Jeter will hang it up for the remainder of the season. He and Mariano Rivera will never play in the same game again, with the reliever retiring.
I wonder how a person can be a true baseball fan and not respect and esteem everything Jeter has been about. Let’s hope he comes back in 2014.
If he didn’t suffer the ankle injury at the end of 2012 that eventually would finish his 2013 season, Jeter would very likely have placed fifth on the all-time hits list behind Stan Musial, Hank Aaron, Ty Cobb and Pete Rose.
What’s most remarkable has been his postseason performance. Not just the consistency. Not just the drive to win. Not just the five World Series rings.
Jeter ranks first in 10 categories. Here’s the rundown.
|Games Played||158||1st||Jorge Posada||125|
|At Bats||650||1st||Bernie Williams||465|
|Plate Appearances||734||1st||Bernie Williams||545|
|Total Bases||302||1st||Bernie Williams||223|
|Triples||5||1st (Tie)||8 Tied||4|
|Home Runs||20||3rd||Albert Pujols||18||Manny Ramirez||29|
|Reggie Jackson||18||Bernie Williams||22|
|RBI||61||4th||Albert Pujols||52||Bernie Williams||80|
|Walks||66||5th||David Justice||64||Manny Ramirez||72|
|Stolen Bases||18||6th||Joe Morgan||15||Kenny Lofton||34|