Derek Jeter on Thursday admitted that shedding to the New York Mets in the 2000 World Series would have most likely despatched him on a one-way ticket out of New York City.
The previous New York Yankees shortstop instructed the YES Community for his or her “Yes We’re Here” collection he most likely would have moved out of New York City if the staff lost in that World Series.
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“I’ve joked about it before, but I really mean it – I moved to Manhattan when I was 21 years old, but if we didn’t win that World Series against the Mets, I think I would’ve moved out of the city,” Jeter mentioned. “In my mind, it was a battle for New York, and we were playing for something pretty special, winning three championships in a row.”
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In 2000, Jeter hit .339 with a .896 OPS with 15 dwelling runs and 73 RBI and made his third All-Star staff. He gained the World Series MVP in the collection in opposition to the Mets. He hit .409 with two dwelling runs and two RBI. One of the house runs got here in a leadoff position at Shea Stadium in Sport 4. The opposite got here in Sport 5 to tie the sport.
“The Mets had a great team, and all eyes were on New York. We had to win,” Jeter mentioned. “I felt as though we had everything to lose. I hate it when a team says, ‘well, we have nothing to lose,’ because you have a World Series to lose. But, I think for us it was a little bit more than that, so thank God we were able to win that series.”
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Jeter completed his profession with 5 World Series rings and is taken into account to be one of the best Yankees of all-time. He was elected into the Corridor of Fame in January.