9/29/2014 | Yanks fall short of playoff goal in Jeter's farewell season
Four-fifths of the Yankees' rotation went down with injuries, and some of the bats they planned to rely on, like Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira, also dealt with lingering issues. Derek Jeter provided plenty of memorable moments in his farewell season, but the Yankees did not fulfill their ultimate goal with a postseason berth.
9/29/2014 | Girardi feels playoff letdown, but excited for '15
Derek Jeter's final farewell to baseball consumed the Yankees' last weekend of play, delaying all the usual emotions that come with ending a season before October. Speaking to reporters from his usual perch at Yankee Stadium on Monday, manager Joe Girardi -- still recovering from the excitement of the Captain's exit -- delivered a dose of reality while looking toward a new era in Yankees history.
9/29/2014 | Yanks could look to market to fill out lineup in '15
The last two times that the Yankees finished the regular season without the gates opening for a playoff game, they adhered to what can be called the Steinbrenner playbook: open the checkbooks and chase the biggest fish in free agency, stealing the headlines for the winter.
9/28/2014 | Yanks have quite a few players with uncertain futures
Derek Jeter walked out of a Fenway Park gate on Sunday afternoon, looking forward to a brave new world of summer barbecues, vacation travel and some choice business opportunities. Several of his Yankees teammates left the building with less certainty.
9/28/2014 | Jeter's career ends with love, emotion
The fans at Fenway Park were still chanting Derek Jeter's name throughout the ninth inning on Sunday, which tells you all you need to know. He was hours gone from his final game, and by and large they were Red Sox fans, but the love was universal.
9/28/2014 | Girardi: Group effort needed to fill void left by Jeter
The last of the single-digit Yankees is gone now, and so when the team reports to Spring Training next season, uniform No. 11 -- currently issued to Brett Gardner -- will be the lowest one still remaining in circulation. For the first time since 2003, the Yankees are likely to begin their season without an official captain, and they may not have one for quite some time. Derek Jeter's retirement will create a void in the clubhouse, one that manager Joe Girardi believes will take a group effort to fill.
9/28/2014 | Jeter fittingly goes out a winner in final game
In one of several thoughtful moments over the past several days, Derek Jeter reflected on his storied career and noted that though he shared the field with many athletes who possessed more talent, he believes that no one ever gave more of an effort. With that in mind, Jeter's season-long goodbye ended in fitting fashion on Sunday afternoon, running hard down the first-base line to notch the 3,465th hit of his career. He signaled for a pinch-runner and waved his batting helmet as he left the field, exiting a game that the Yankees went on to win, 9-5.
9/28/2014 | Having done baseball proud, Jeter's legacy will endure forever
Derek Jeter said goodbye the way we always figured he might. That is, he did his job. Isn't that the thing that defined him for 20 seasons? When he takes a deep breath and reflects on all of it, he's sure to look back and take pride in always being part of a great whole, a team.
9/28/2014 | Red Sox toast Jeter with exceptional ceremony
On the last afternoon of his big league career, Derek Jeter received one more sendoff from the Red Sox and several fellow captains of the Boston sports scene, paying their "RE2PECT" prior to the last game of the regular season.
9/28/2014 | Final act: Jeter collects RBI single, then exits
It ended on a high chopper to the left side of the infield, and Derek Jeter ran hard down the first-base line, just as he has done countless times before. He reached safely, without a throw, and then motioned to the dugout that it was time to go. The Yankees' captain legged out an RBI infield single in his final at-bat on Sunday afternoon in the third inning. Jeter completes his career with 3,465 hits, sixth all time, and with a lifetime batting average of .310.
9/27/2014 | One final baseball hurrah for the Yankees' captain
Derek Jeter will put on the Yankees gray road uniform one final time on Sunday morning. He'll do this because, well, you know why. He'll go through all the routines one final time, and at some point, it's sure to hit him that now it is really over.
9/27/2014 | Girardi proud of players, but disappointed in club's results
Yankees manager Joe Girardi confirmed that he addressed the team in a closed-door meeting before Derek Jeter's final Yankee Stadium game Thursday, expressing disappointment that the team has missed the playoffs for a second consecutive season.
9/27/2014 | Cashman contacts A-Rod regarding his return in '15
Alex Rodriguez's suspension is set to expire at the conclusion of the regular season, and Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Saturday that the organization has started speaking with Rodriguez about how he wound return to the lineup in 2015.
9/27/2014 | Jeter tweaks hamstring, plans to play today
Yankees captain Derek Jeter went 1-for-2 with an infield single, the 3,464th hit of his career, in Saturday's 10-4 loss at Fenway Park before exiting for a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning. On the infield hit, Jeter apparently tweaked a hamstring and appeared to be walking with a slight limp as he passed through the clubhouse. When asked if he planned to play Sunday afternoon, Jeter replied, "Yup."
9/27/2014 | Per Jeter's request, Red Sox not using Sheppard introduction
The Red Sox had planned to use the late Bob Sheppard's recorded introduction of Derek Jeter's name for each of his at-bats this weekend at Fenway Park, but at Jeter's request, they will not do so.
9/27/2014 | Betances' impressive season comes to an end
Dellin Betances' breakout campaign, which saw him earn selection as an American League All-Star and shatter Mariano Rivera's 1996 franchise record for strikeouts by a reliever, is now complete. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said on Saturday that Betances will not pitch in the team's two remaining games against the Red Sox.
9/27/2014 | Tanaka has rough outing in Jeter's penultimate game
Playing in the penultimate game of his career, Derek Jeter went 1-for-2 with an infield single -- his 3,464th hit -- as the Yankees' designated hitter before leaving for a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning of Saturday afternoon's 10-4 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway. Masahiro Tanaka gave up seven runs (five earned) in just 1 2/3 innings.
9/27/2014 | Farewell, Captain: Jeter to close out brilliant career
Derek Jeter said goodbye to Yankee Stadium on Thursday. Come Sunday afternoon, he'll say goodbye to baseball. If his tweaked hamstring allows him, the Yankees captain will play the final game of his illustrious 20-year career against the Red Sox at Fenway Park in what promises to be a day full of pomp and circumstance.
9/27/2014 | There will never be another Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter's 20 years were all with the Yankees, all productive, all dramatic enough to leave us with thoughts for future baseball generations: Now what, and who? The answer: Nobody.
9/27/2014 | Jeter set to DH as Tanaka faces Red Sox
Had his final three games been anywhere but Yankee Stadium or Fenway Park, Derek Jeter would likely be spending them on the bench. But on Saturday, he plans to play against the Red Sox as the designated hitter. Yankees righty Masahiro Tanaka will square off with Boston righty Joe Kelly.
9/26/2014 | Yanks open Jeter's final series with win over Sox
Derek Jeter will make a few more trips to home plate this weekend out of respect for this long-standing rivalry, but after his emotional farewell game in the Bronx, he seemed perfectly content to throw on a hooded sweatshirt and watch from the dugout. Though the crowd tried to urge Jeter to grab a bat and pinch-hit, the Yankees' captain remained on the bench as a couple of youthful lineups took their cuts, with New York posting a 3-2 victory over the Red Sox on Friday night at Fenway Park.
9/26/2014 | Emotionally spent Jeter takes rare break
The day after his chilling and engrossing finale at Yankee Stadium, Derek Jeter was spent. He was so spent that for the first time in his 20-year career Jeter wanted to sit and that he did in Friday night's opener of a season-closing three-game set against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. That had never happened with any manager, certainly not with Joe Torre, definitely not with Joe Girardi, until Friday night.
9/26/2014 | Unsure of future, Kuroda seeks advice from Pettitte
While most of the attention was focused on Derek Jeter's goodbye to Yankee Stadium, Andy Pettitte and Hiroki Kuroda were finding a quiet corner in the clubhouse, comparing notes on their own season-ending pitching performances.
9/26/2014 | Jeter saves uniform from final game at Yankee Stadium
Derek Jeter said that he saved the uniform that he used for his final Yankee Stadium game on Thursday, the last time he will wear the pinstripes that have helped define his entire professional life. The actual moment when he took them off is a blur in his mind.
9/26/2014 | Selig calls Jeter's Bronx sendoff 'a great night for baseball'
Among the baseball fans around the world who were glued to the broadcast of Derek Jeter's magical Yankee Stadium sendoff was the Commissioner of Major League Baseball. Allan H. "Bud" Selig said he watched the whole game.
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