Skip to comments.Yankees' Derek Jeter fractures ankle, out for the year
Posted on 10/14/2012 6:13:39 AM PDT by Perdogg
The New York Yankees' World Series hopes may have just taken a hit, as shortstop Derek Jeter fractured his left ankle in game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.
Jeter suffered the injury while fielding a ground ball in the top of the 12th inning, with New York trailing 5-4. He immediately went down in pain, staying face down momentarily.
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Yanks are finished. I would rather see a new President and have the Yanks go home after this series. Get will Derek!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jeter was born and raised in Michigan.
But back to important stuff — did the Tigers win?
good.......hope he stays down for the rest of next year as well......stinking dirty rotten Yankees! GO TIGERS!!!!!!
I was wondering, during the series with the Orioles, if there was something more than a ankle sprain going on - I assume it was the same ankle as I didn’t see the game last night. Jeter is a gamer. Hope he recovers fully.
However, I wish Jeter well, as he has always been a class act.
Do people actually root for the Yankees? I’ve never met a Yankee fan; even my New York friends are all Mets fans. Seems kind of like cheering for The Galactic Empire.
WELL FINE THEN IF YOU GOING TO BE THAT WAY. I HOPE WE KICK YOUR ASS TODAY~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
/White Sox fan
Tigers were going to win this series anyway...now whiny Yankee fans will have something to blame their loss on...
I have a begrudging amount of respect for Steinbrenner, because he openly admits that he does everything he can to retain his unfair institutional advantages... but Yankee fans are just annoying. (And yes, I was born and raised within 60 mi of Manhattan.)
When the top video games representing your sport have to give different goals for the player based on the team they select, you know the sport itself simply isn't an even playing field.
If someday the MLB has a salary cap, I MIGHT start watching again and believing that it's a fair game. Until then, there's no point in pretending that the Yankees are worth rooting for, other than as a traveling paid all-star team.
Tigers won in the 12th after Valverde blew a 4-0 lead in the 9th.
I haven’t forgotten Valverde’s 49 save record last year but he needs to go down to triple A for a while and get it back together
LOL...Jeter will certainly have plenty of ‘down time’ on his hands now...
As a Red Sox fan I hate the Yankees, and hope they lose. However I have always had great respect for Jeter and the way he plays the game. Very sorry to see him get this sort of injury. You wonder if at his age this will be the end of his career.
Mariano and Jeter 2 vets suffering catastrophic injuries in the same year.
That ain't nothin'.
Imagine being a Cub fan. (Better yet, don't imagine it, blech)
There is a bright side for Cub fans though...They can ONLY get better.
All I could say to a Cub fan is , wait till next
You mean from 1965 to 1975, when they didn't make the playoffs? When they went 888-881 overall (winning more than they lost), and finishing 2nd, 3rd, or 4th (out of 10 teams in the division) in the last 6 of those 10 years... OH YOU POOR BABIES!!!
Since 1919, the Damn Yankees have won less than 70 games ONCE (67 in 1990). Try rooting for a REAL team someday, that knows the thrill of victory because they know actual suffering.
As I said, spoiled children. Nothing more.
New York friends are all Mets fans...guess I am not one of your friends, I hate the METS. I recall when they came into being to fill the void left by the Dodgers and Giants leaving. Their fan base consisted of people who loved going to a carnaval i.e. watching fielders catch the ball of their heads.
I agree with one point made elsewhere, the Yanks became the best team that money can buy but even with their enormous salary, they cannot win today. It seems the era of buying talent at its peak and getting ready for a decline does not guarantee success. Perhaps it never was. Under the Yawky regime in Boston, no team paid more than did the Red Sox and no team achieved less on a dollar per dollar basis.
The Yankees of my memory were the US Steel, IBMs and Standard Oil of baseball....US Excellence. They dressed well, image was important, and they played sound baseball tactics and skills, no one caught the ball off their heads, no midget led off like the White Sox tried, no fireworks, no automatic baseball refills for the umps, just a great winning product on the field...the record says so.
My dad took me to Joe Dimaggio’s last game, I never forgot that and remained a Yankee fan, as he was, ever since.
Jeter should have listened to George Costanza. It’s all physics.
That's one reason why I stopped watching baseball. And it's why I love "parity" in football. On any weekend, there are about 15 teams, or about half the league, whose games are worth watching.
His 27.00 Postseason ERA is disgusting. Hope he doesn’t “close” out another game this year.
Kenny Rogers needs to hand the nickname “The Gambler” over to Doug Fister after loading the bases 3 times and coming out unscathed last night.
I work with a long suffering Cub fan I know how he feels. :)
missed games due to bone bruise in left ankle. Broke same ankle. Gotta be related. Ankle musta been weakened.
I didn’t see the play. Sorry about Jeter.
Go Tigers. SoxNation is behind you 100%.
Sabathia would be on short rest for game 7. The lack of day off between O’s and Tigers series is an oddity.
I knew it was the Tiger’s night after the deflection off of Fister’s hand right to Jhonny. The ball was going their way.
As a Mets fan and a lifelong Yankee hater, I have to say your post was pretty repulsive.
I have to say the great times of my live were the 77 and 78 seasons. I was 13 and those Yankees were the best. That team I still marvel at and still think about Catfish and Thurman.
All the announcers at the games and all the so called sports media openly root for them
ad nauseum. In fact I got so tired of them last night I turned the sound off.
On Thursday in Oakland Verlander matched at least two all time records and set one of his own. The record he set was something like the fewest pitches pitched in a complete game shutout in the post season. (Something like 122 pitches)
Starting pitchers for today’s game are Anibal Sanchez and Hiroki Kuroda
dat is intresting. 2 MLB records and a third. and we don’t know wht thye are. Records are best when details emerge later.
The Yanks haven’t been as smart with their money as they could have been. Their only ‘key pieces’ under 32 are Cano, MAYBE Teixeira (not aging well), and (barely under 32) Sabathia.
Top players that fit aren’t available every year, and many won’t go to just any team that offers the most money.
Well, we were going to blame it on A-Rod, 'til Ibanez stepped in. Yankees have to start hitting again.
kuroda on short rest. makes it intresting. jap pitchers are used to going every 6 days ... change to american every 5 days ... now he be on 4th day. derek lowe early. lowe vs. sanchez means red sox undercurrents.
Yes you can’t appreciate heaven till you’ve seen hell. Am a Red Sox fan.
Last night as the Tigers had a 4-0 lead the Stadium was very very quiet. It prob wasn’t a sellout to begin with (many blame high prices and some “real Yankee fans can’t afford to go”) but there were more and more empty seats (I watched on TV).
A couple times a feeble LET’S GO YANKEES! chant was heard. Then the 9th inning comeback and the fans came to life.
I was tired, went to bed but clock radio had game on. Dozed off and heard Tigers won, and heard of Jeter’s injury.
Admittedly some schadenfreude in A-Rod, Yankees etc.
The highest spending teams don’t always win it all. 2003:
Marlins feat. future Sox Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell beat Yanks in WS
Red Sox paid $50 million just for the right to talk to
Daisuke Matsuzaka’s agent —other than being a help at the start, how did it turn out? Oh, but they DID keep him away
from the Yankees...Red Sox high payroll, finished last though right...
I was born in Boston, but married NJ. (you got a problem with that?) I’m a big Met fan now, but have always hated the Yankees. As a teen, my hero was Ted Williams (do the math) and the hardest games to watch now, are Mets/Sox. But the Yanks? Boo! I’m sorry about Jeter. But-—————
The Yankees can afford to stay calm and not worry . . . Valverde will be helping them out in the ninth.
Valverde is the tenth Yankee!
And I am a Tigers fan.
It makes me sick to see all the hard work and effort that this team puts in for eight innings just to stand by helplessly and watch Jim Leyland be stupidly loyal to a lost cause.
Miguel Cabrara was right to knock over the water cooler, and the OMG of Verlander said it all.
I mean, after he gave up the first home run to Ichiro - it was time to bring in Smyly.
Valverde needs to start working on next season with Toledo right now.
That said, he’s still the closer with most saves.
77...Catfish was of course a free agent, Thurman was home grown and were it not for that plane crash, would have been one of the all time yankee greats. Guidry was coming into this own and Sparky Lyle, wow. Reggie’s three homer last game of WS over the hated Dodgers. Great year.
Ugh, sounds like the Steelers or any team Brett Favre used to play for.
One OUSTANDING ballplayer, Derek Jeter! One of the greatest ever to play the game. Hopefully, he comes back next year and has another terrific year.
(what a game last night/this morning!)
Nothing changes with Valverde’s delivery. Surely it has been built into a computer program and players have studied him until they have it down to a tee. It is obvious that the 49 game winner of last year is not so much of a threat anymore to the teams that can afford to study him.
But on top of all that . . . his voodoo magic as he enters the arena is not only played out, but totally ineffective. He is now just something for commentators to laugh at and mock.
My entire family is Yankees/Giants. My sister, and sometimes w/ my nephews, would go to many Yankee games. Just being in Yankee Stadium was exciting.
Unfortunately, they had to build “the new one”....in which I will NEVER step foot in. Yankee Stadium was FULL OF AMERICAN HISTORY. You could feel it, you could imagine all the old timers playing on that field. As I have stated, it was very exciting, each and every game. And SO much fun!
Unfortunately, I will never go to another Yankee game in that new stadium. Just not the same.
As for the Mets...pffft! Why on earth did they remove the Brooklyn Dodgers? They too were apart of American history.
It was the Dodgers vs. the Yankees, a very exciting time. Mets vs. Yankees just not the same. I will always see the Mets as “second” and NOT apart of American history.
It's that damn new stadium.
Cervelli sent back to the minors. Looks like Martin has the catchers spot sewed up.
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