Okay, so you think you are an expert on the New York Yankees? Well, here we go with the new installment of “Name Your Yankee,” presented by Yankee Fan Dan. This is where the real Yankee fans step up to the plate and show their knowledge.
In case you have forgotten, here is how it works: I will provide you with a list of clues. You see how many clues it takes for you to determine who the secret Yankee player is. If you identify the player in four clues, then you are assigned to the single A team. If you only need three clues, you are in double A. Two clues will place you in triple A. If you do it in one clue, you have made the big leagues! The answer is revealed on this page.
Does that still sound easy? Well, here is the difficult part. You must identify the secret Yankee player from your knowledge and not from research. If you cheat, you will have to live with it until the end of your career. The ethics panel will ban you from baseball without the opportunity for reinstatement. So, don’t pretend the ball hit you and limp to first base. Okay, here we go.
Clue number one: He was born June 26, 1974.
Clue number two: He wears uniform number 2.
Clue number three: He was drafted in the first round by the Yankees in 1992.
Clue number four: His nickname is Mr. November.
Alright, how did you do? If you guessed that the secret Yankees player is Derek Jeter, than you are right! In his major league career, Jeter has many outstanding accomplishments. He has 3,304 hits, which is the most of any Yankee. He won the Rookie of the Year Award in 1996. His career batting average is a sparkling .313. He has won five Gold Gloves. When he returns, the Yankees will follow him to the American League and World Series championships. Then manager Joe Girardi will have to get a new number.
Don’t forget to check back next Thursday for another edition of Name Your Yankee.