Dec
27

Jeter named Daily News’ New Yorker of the Year

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It’s been quite the year for Derek Jeter. First he passed Luis Aparicio for most hits as a shortstop in MLB history. Then he passed Lou Gehrig for most hits as a Yankee. Then his team plowed through the playoffs to win its 27th World Series title, his fifth in a 14-year big league career. Now he’s been named the Daily News’ New Yorker of the Year. The award, I’m sure, will go next to the three other awards Jeter won this season: the Hank Aaron Award, the Roberto Clemente Award, and the SI Sportsman of the Year. The Daily News did not reveal their voting process, so I can only wonder how close Justice Sonia Sotomayor came to the award. In any case, congratulations to Derek on yet another 2009 award.

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  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

    The Jeter backlash is coming my friends. Mark my words, it’s all downhill from here.

    Tiger Woods Part 2. Book it.

    • 28 next year

      Well Jeter has been too perfect his entire career. But I feel like he should know better.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

        Just like Tiger.

        I bet there’s 50 rotting corpses of hookers and abused children in his basement. Why do you think he wanted that big wall around his “complex” huh? TO KEEP THE COPS OUT!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Derek was smart enough to have never been married. Is some media out let going to run a story that Derek Jeter has had affairs with numerous women across the country? Duh.

  • 28 next year

    Didn’t Jeter also win the meaningless Gold Glove this year also?

    • http://thebronxbloggers.wordpress.com Bronx Blogger

      And a meaningless silver slugger too?

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Matt Imbrogno

        SS >>>> GG

        • Evil Empire

          arbitrary award X >>>> arbitrary award Y!!!

          • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Matt Imbrogno

            Haha, touche.

            • Evil Empire

              Fangraphs has destroyed my childhood reverence for awards, and the pious-yet-absurd mainstream media has tainted my appreciation for the Hall of Fame, haha. Nothing is sacred anymore!

  • Evil Empire

    FanGraphs only shows WAR from 2002 onward. Is there any place where I can find what Jeter’s career WAR is? I’m curious how many draft picks contributed the WAR Jeter’s put up for the team who actually drafted that player.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Matt Imbrogno

      You could use the CHONE WAR database or use BP’s WARP.

    • Evil Empire

      Thanks Matt.

      Per CHONE, Jeter has a career total 68.7 WAR, the 60th best ever for a position player.

      As a member of the White Sox from 1990 – 2005, Frank Thomas WAR’d 70.6, so that’s a very solid comparison right there.

      I’m not smart enough to get into too much detail about this stuff but I think that’s really cool.

      • Evil Empire

        Jeff Bagwell from 1991 – 2005 as an Astro: 79.9 WAR.

        Daaaaaaaaaaaaamn. He pwns The Big Hurt’s value in one less year.

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Matt Imbrogno

          FT got “hampered” by playing DH, though. Bagwell never did.

          • Evil Empire

            Eh, that’s part of how it works. FT was docked more points for when he wasn’t contributing to his team’s defense.

    • Jordan

      baseballprojection.com has career WAR for top 500 players

      • Sleepy Carl

        That is different than Fangraphs. Projections had him at 6.5 in 2009, while Fangraphs had him at 7.4.

    • Jordan

      68.7 WAR

  • dch

    Sonia Satomayor???-puhlease

    • Brian

      Can she play LF next year?

    • SheldonCooperPhD

      Yet more evidence that the mlb refuses to acknowledge wise latinas.

  • Reggie C.

    That is why Mario Manningham is not the Daily News’ NY’er of the Year.

  • Brian

    I think Satomayer was deserving but I am glad Jeter won the award