COULD YOU IMAGINE THE 10 WEALTHIEST MEN TO EVER LIVE BEING OWNERS IN OUR PRESENT DAY SPORTS MODEL? WELL JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF THE TYPE OF POWER THESE GUYS WOULD WIELD WITH THE WEALTH THEY THEY ACCRUED DURING THEIR LIFE TIMES, WHICH COLLECTIVELY COMPUTED TO: $2,523,000,000,000.00 TRILLION DOLLARS!!!!!!!

WHEN YOU THINK OF THE PRESENT DAY WEALTHIEST OWNERS IN THE SPORTS WORLD, TYPICALLY MOST PEOPLE ARE SIMPLY BLOW AWAY WITH THE WEALTH NUMBERS, BUT THESE POWER BROKERS WHO LIVED PRIOR TO THESE GUYS, ARE THE TRU POWER BROKERS, AND JERRY JONES PALACE IN ARLINGTON TEXAS WOULD PROBABLY BE THE ONLY VENUE THE GUYS WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPRESSED WITH, BASED ON ALL PRESENT DAY SPORTS VENUES.

 

AS A MATTER OF FACT, JERRY JONES ( WHO GREW HIS NET WORTH FROM JUST UNDER A BILLION DOLLARS, TO A PRESENT, $5,000,000,000.00 BILLION DOLLARS), WOULD HAVE BEEN THE ONLY GUY WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN INVITED TO THEIR SUITE, BASED ON HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS SINCE ACQUIRING THE DALLAS COWBOYS FRANCHISE. REMEMBER, JERRY PURCHASED THAT FRANCHISE FOR $140,000,000.00 (ONE HUNDRED FORTY MILLION DOLLARS), AND NOW THE TEAMS UPCOMING  ESTIMATED VALUATION COULD EXCEED THE “7BILLION”  ($7,000,000,000.00) IF WE ARE TO CONSIDER THE ADJUSTED INFLATION EQUATED WITH THE ADDED VALUE MODEL THAT SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED WITH THE RECENT PURCHASE OF THE LOS ANGELES CLIIPERS FOR $2.2 BILLION DOLLARS (WHICH WAS 2 1/2 TIMES  IT’S PRIOR VALUATION).

JERRY JONES SUED THE NFL TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO MARKET HIS TEAM THE WAY HE CHOSE TO, HE WON, AND THE NFL ALSO WON. THE VALUATIONS OF THE LEAGUES FRANCHISES WENT THROUGH THE ROOF, AND WILL CONTINUE TO TO SOAR TO HEIGHTS YET UNKNOWN. 

NOW, WE WILL ALSO THANK THE PRESENT OWNER OF THE LOS ANGELES  CLIPPERS, “STEVE BALLMER”, (WHO GREW HIS WEALTH TO EXCEED $22,000,000,000.00 IN BILLIONS),  FOR HIS HEALTHY BID THAT WILL ADJUST THE PRESENT VALUATION FOR ALL PRESENT NBA OWNERS, AND I’M SURE THEY ARE VERY GRATEFUL.

AND LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, WE MUST NOT FORGET THE GREATEST BASKETBALL PLAYER, “MICHAEL JORDAN”, WHO PURCHASED HIS CHARLOTTE HORNETS FOR $175,000,000.00, AND HAS AT LEAST, TRIPLED HIS INVESTMENT, WITH THE NEXT CHARLOTTE HORNETS VALUATION PROBABLY EXCEEDING THE $600,000,000.00 (SIX HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR) MARK.

 

BY THE WAY, HERE ARE THE TRUE GOLD BAR STANDARD GENTLEMEN CLUB MEMBERS:

 

10. John Jacob Astor

 

John Jacob Astor was an American, originally born in Germany. He lived the life of a businessman, merchant and investor. What is most notable about Astor is that he was the first multi-millionaire ever to have lived in the United States. Astor lived his early years traveling, moving from Germany to Britain and finally to the United States, where he built both a fur trading and a real estate empire. His adjusted net worth amounted to $121 billion in today’s dollars.

9. Cornelius Vanderbilt

 

Otherwise referred to as the Commodore, Cornelius Vanderbilt was one of the most famous (and wealthiest) industrialists in American history. He was the patriarch of the Vanderbilt family, who themselves, were among the wealthiest American families in history (largely due to the Commodore). All in all, Vanderbilt’s wealth peaked at $185 billion when you adjust it to today’s dollars. He made his money from a variety of different sources, but most of it came from the shipping business. After making large sums of money here, Vanderbilt heavily invested it into railroads, which caused his wealth to skyrocket to the $185 billion.

8. Henry Ford

 

The Ford Auto Company remains one of the most popular car manufacturers to this day, with their F-150 pickup series being the best-selling truck in America for decades. It all started with its founder, Henry Ford. Ford built his wealth, not just because the company made good cars (starting with the Model T), but because the company utilized rapid production through assembly lines and lowering the price of the vehicles. This meant that American families who previously couldn’t afford a vehicle, now could. When Ford died at the old age of eighty-three, he had an adjusted net worth of $188 billion dollars, just barely over Vanderbilt.

7. Muammar Gaddafi

 

Muammar was a famous revolutionary who ruled over Libya for over forty years, first taking power in a coup d’etat in the late 1960s.  Throughout his rule in Libya, his wealth slowly but steadily increased, and by the time of his death, his adjusted net worth amounted to $200 billion.

6. William the Conqueror

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William the Conqueror ruled in his European empire for two decades. His wealth was built not through business and investing, but rather through conquering neighboring, weaker kingdoms. At the time of his death, William had an adjusted net worth of $230 billion.  However, this wealth was divided among his sons and subsequently scattered.

5. Osman Ali Khan, Asaff Jah VII

 

Osman Ali Khan ruled over a part of India known as Hyderabad, for nearly forty years from 1911 to 1948. He was the last ruler of that state, but eventually, Hyderabad became a part of India when India gained its independence from the British Empire, largely due to the non-violent protest movements of Gandhi. Nonetheless, even as Hyderabad became a part of India, he was still renowned as being the wealthiest man in the entire world. His wealth came from a variety of sources, including gold worth hundreds of millions of dollars and jewels worth nearly in the billions. He owned numerous expensive, beautiful homes and fancy cars. By the time of his death, his adjusted inflation amounted to approximately $240 billion.

4. Andrew Carnegie

 

America was founded as a nation of immigrants, and many of those immigrants came to America looking for success. Andrew Carnegie was no exception. Born in 1835 in Scotland, he traveled across the Atlantic Ocean as a child to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After decades of hard work, Carnegie rose from the bottom to the top, to become the owner of the Carnegie Steel Plant, and to become one of the wealthiest men in the country. By the time of his death at eighty-three years of age, his adjusted net worth amounted to $320 billion.  It’s likely that his real net worth would have been much greater, as he donated much of his wealth to schools, libraries and museums.

3. Rothschild Family

 

Maybe it’s not fair to include the Rothschild family as a whole. After all, they are a family and not a single individual. Otherwise known as the Rothschilds, the family came from Frankfurt, Germany. They established a banking business that quickly overtook the other banking businesses in terms of wealth. Today, the wealth and fame of the Rothschild family isn’t what it once was, but they are still among the richest families in the world today. All told, their adjusted net worth peaked out at $350 billion.

2. John D. Rockefeller

 

JDR was the single, wealthiest American ever to have lived. He gained his wealth in the oil market in the latter part of the 1800s, eventually founding his own oil company. In due time, the demand for oil and gasoline only increased, and so did Rockefeller’s wealth. Rockefeller was so wealthy that he left his business near the turn of the century, to live the last half of his life in retirement. Throughout his retirement period, he donated large portions of his money to schools and hospitals, and also founded the University Of Chicago. He is also notable for being the first person in America to reach a net worth of $1 billion. This number, however, is only a fragment (if that) of his eventual, adjusted net worth: $400 billion.

 

1. Mansa Musa I

 

It’s certainly debatable, but we’re giving the title of the number one wealthiest person in world history to Mansa Musa I. He ruled the African country of Mali and amassed a huge fortune producing gold and salt, which eventually turned into half of the world’s total supply. While figures are difficult to calculate, it is estimated that Mansa Musa I’s adjusted net worth today would be worth over $410 billion.

 

 

“TO THE MYBOYSAY SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS OF THE WORLD”, COULD YOU IMAGINE THESE GUYS BEING SOME OF THE OWNERS OF THE PRESENT SPORTS FRANCHISES OF THE WORLD? COULD YOU IMAGINE THE VENUES THAT THEY WOULD BE BUILDING TO HOUSE THEIR  SPORTS FRANCHISES?

TELL THE WORLD HOW YOU FELL ABOUT THIS ARTICLE, IT SHOULD CREATE A SUBSTANTIAL CONVERSATION, GOING FORWARD.

 

JUST A REMINDER,

HERE THEY ARE AGAIN, FOR THOSE WHO MIGHT HAVE NOT BELIEVED THEIR EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TAKE ANOTHER LOOK BELOW AT THESE GUYS WEALTH NUMBERS!!!!!

 

10. John Jacob Astor

 

John Jacob Astor was an American, originally born in Germany. He lived the life of a businessman, merchant and investor. What is most notable about Astor is that he was the first multi-millionaire ever to have lived in the United States. Astor lived his early years traveling, moving from Germany to Britain and finally to the United States, where he built both a fur trading and a real estate empire. His adjusted net worth amounted to $121 billion in today’s dollars.

9. Cornelius Vanderbilt

 

Otherwise referred to as the Commodore, Cornelius Vanderbilt was one of the most famous (and wealthiest) industrialists in American history. He was the patriarch of the Vanderbilt family, who themselves, were among the wealthiest American families in history (largely due to the Commodore). All in all, Vanderbilt’s wealth peaked at $185 billion when you adjust it to today’s dollars. He made his money from a variety of different sources, but most of it came from the shipping business. After making large sums of money here, Vanderbilt heavily invested it into railroads, which caused his wealth to skyrocket to the $185 billion.

8. Henry Ford

 

The Ford Auto Company remains one of the most popular car manufacturers to this day, with their F-150 pickup series being the best-selling truck in America for decades. It all started with its founder,  Ford built his wealth, not just because the company made good cars (starting with the Model T), but because the company utilized rapid production through assembly lines and lowering the price of the vehicles. This meant that American families who previously couldn’t afford a vehicle, now could. When Ford died at the old age of eighty-three, he had an adjusted net worth of $188 billion dollars, just barely over Vanderbilt.

7. Muammar Gaddafi

 

Muammar was a famous revolutionary who ruled over Libya for over forty years, first taking power in a coup d’etat in the late 1960s.  Throughout his rule in Libya, his wealth slowly but steadily increased, and by the time of his death, his adjusted net worth amounted to $200 billion.

6. William the Conqueror

 

William the Conqueror ruled in his European empire for two decades. His wealth was built not through business and investing, but rather through conquering neighboring, weaker kingdoms. At the time of his death, William had an adjusted net worth of $230 billion.  However, this wealth was divided among his sons and subsequently scattered.

5. Osman Ali Khan, Asaff Jah VII

 

Osman Ali Khan ruled over a part of India known as Hyderabad, for nearly forty years from 1911 to 1948. He was the last ruler of that state, but eventually, Hyderabad became a part of India when India gained its independence from the British Empire, largely due to the non-violent protest movements of Gandhi. Nonetheless, even as Hyderabad became a part of India, he was still renowned as being the wealthiest man in the entire world. His wealth came from a variety of sources, including gold worth hundreds of millions of dollars and jewels worth nearly in the billions. He owned numerous expensive, beautiful homes and fancy cars. By the time of his death, his adjusted inflation amounted to approximately $240 billion.

4. Andrew Carnegie

 

America was founded as a nation of immigrants, and many of those immigrants came to America looking for success. Andrew Carnegie was no exception. Born in 1835 in Scotland, he traveled across the Atlantic Ocean as a child to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After decades of hard work, Carnegie rose from the bottom to the top, to become the owner of the Carnegie Steel Plant, and to become one of the wealthiest men in the country. By the time of his death at eighty-three years of age, his adjusted net worth amounted to $320 billion.  It’s likely that his real net worth would have been much greater, as he donated much of his wealth to schools, libraries and museums.

3. Rothschild Family

 

Maybe it’s not fair to include the Rothschild family as a whole. After all, they are a family and not a single individual. Otherwise known as the Rothschilds, the family came from Frankfurt, Germany. They established a banking business that quickly overtook the other banking businesses in terms of wealth. Today, the wealth and fame of the Rothschild family isn’t what it once was, but they are still among the richest families in the world today. All told, their adjusted net worth peaked out at $350 billion.

2. John D. Rockefeller

 

JDR  was the single, wealthiest American ever to have lived. He gained his wealth in the oil market in the latter part of the 1800s, eventually founding his own oil company. In due time, the demand for oil and gasoline only increased, and so did Rockefeller’s wealth. Rockefeller was so wealthy that he left his business near the turn of the century, to live the last half of his life in retirement. Throughout his retirement period, he donated large portions of his money to schools and hospitals, and also founded the University Of Chicago. He is also notable for being the first person in America to reach a net worth of $1 billion. This number, however, is only a fragment (if that) of his eventual, adjusted net worth: $400 billion.

1. Mansa Musa I

 

It’s certainly debatable, but we’re giving the title of the number one wealthiest person in world history to Mansa Musa I. He ruled the African country of Mali and amassed a huge fortune producing gold and salt, which eventually turned into half of the world’s total supply. While figures are difficult to calculate, it is estimated that Mansa Musa I’s adjusted net worth today would be worth over $410 billion.

 

OKAY,  AGAIN, LETS CHALLENGE THE MYBOYSAY NATION SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS, “START THE CONVERSATION”, TELL THE WORLD YOUR OPINION ON THE ABOVE TOPIC. IT SHOULD GENERATE HEAVY CONVERSATION, GOING FORWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DEREK JETER, THE GREATEST NEW YORK YANKEE OF ALL TIME, THE GREATEST SHORTSTOP OF ALL TIME, ONE OF THE GREATEST BASEBALL PLAYERS OF ALL TIME!!!!!

 
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Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974) is an American former professional baseball shortstop who played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees. A five-time World Series champion, Jeter is regarded as a central figure of the Yankees’ success of the late 1990s and early 2000s for his hitting, baserunning, fielding, and leadership. He is the Yankees’ all-time career leader in hits (3,465), doubles (544), games played (2,747), stolen bases (358), times on base (4,716), plate appearances (12,602) and at bats (11,195).  His accolades include 14 All-Star selections, five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, and a Roberto Clemente Award. Jeter became the 28th player to reach 3,000 hits and finished his career sixth all-time in career hits and the all-time MLB leader in hits by a shortstop.

The Yankees drafted Jeter out of high school in 1992, and he debuted in the major leagues in 1995. The following year, he became the Yankees’ starting shortstop, won the Rookie of the Year Award, and helped the team win the 1996 World Series. Jeter continued to contribute during the team’s championship seasons of 1998–2000; he finished third in voting for the American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award in 1998, recorded multiple career-high numbers in 1999, and won both the All-Star Game MVP and World Series MVP Awards in 2000. He consistently placed among the AL leaders in hits and runs scored for most of his career, and served as the Yankees’ team captain from 2003 until his retirement in 2014. Throughout his career, Jeter contributed reliably to the Yankees’ franchise successes. He holds many postseason records, and has a .321 batting average in the World Series. Jeter has earned the nicknames of “Captain Clutch” and “Mr. November” due to his outstanding play in the postseason.

Jeter has been one of the most heavily marketed athletes of his generation and is involved in several product endorsements. His personal life and relationships with celebrities have drawn the attention of the media throughout his career. Teammates and opponents alike regard Jeter as a consummate professional and one of the best players of his generation.

Jeter was born in Pequannock Township, New Jersey, on June 26, 1974. His mother, Dorothy (née Connors), an accountant, is of Irish, as well as some German and English, ancestry. His father, Sanderson Charles Jeter, Ph.D., a substance abuse counselor, is African-American. They met while serving in the  Army in Germany.  When Jeter was a child, his parents made him sign a contract every year that set acceptable and unacceptable forms of behavior.  Dorothy instilled a positive attitude in her son, insisting that he not use the word “can’t”. Jeter’s younger sister Sharlee (born c. 1979) was a softball star in high school, while his father played baseball at Fisk University in Tennessee as a shortstop.

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Jeter with his boyhood idol Dave Winfield at Dodger Stadium, June 2010.

The Jeters lived in New Jersey until Derek was four years old, at which point they moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan. Jeter and Sharlee lived in Kalamazoo with their parents during the school year and spent their summers with their grandparents in New Jersey. Attending New York Yankees games with his grandparents, Jeter became a passionate fan of the team. Watching Yankees player Dave Winfield inspired him to pursue a career in baseball.

Jeter attended Kalamazoo Central High School, where he played baseball and basketball. Jeter posted high batting averages for the school’s baseball team; he batted .557 in his sophomore year and .508 as a junior.  In his senior year, he batted .508 and compiled 23 runs batted in (RBI), 21 walks, four home runs, a .637 on-base percentage (OBP), a .831 slugging percentage (SLG), 12 stolen bases (in 12 attempts), and only one strikeout.

Jeter received several honors after his senior season. These included an All-State honorable mention, distinguishing him as one of the best high school baseball players in Michigan, the Kalamazoo Area B’nai B’rith Award for Scholar Athlete, the 1992 High School Player of the Year Award from the American Baseball Coaches Association, the 1992 Gatorade High School Player of the Year award, and USA Today‘s High School Player of the Year.  Kalamazoo Central High School inducted Jeter into its Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003 and renamed its baseball field in his honor in 2011.  Jeter’s baseball talents drew the attention of the University of Michigan, which offered him a baseball scholarship to attend and play college baseball for the Michigan Wolverines baseball team.

 

As a scout for the Houston Astros, Hal Newhouser evaluated Jeter extensively before the 1992 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft. The Astros held the first overall pick in the draft, and Newhouser, convinced that Jeter would anchor a winning team, lobbied team management to select him. The Astros feared that Jeter would insist on a salary bonus of at least $1 million to forgo his college scholarship for a professional contract,  so they passed on him, instead choosing Cal State Fullerton outfielder Phil Nevin, who signed with Houston for $700,000.  Newhouser felt so strongly about Jeter’s potential that he quit his job with the Astros in protest after they ignored his drafting advice.

The Yankees, who selected sixth, also rated Jeter highly. Yankees scout Dick Groch, assigned to scout in the Midwest, watched Jeter participate in an all-star camp held at Western Michigan University. Though Yankees officials were concerned that Jeter would attend college instead of signing a professional contract, Groch convinced them to select him, saying, “the only place Derek Jeter’s going is to Cooperstown“. The second through fifth picks were Paul Shuey, B. J. Wallace (who never played in the majors), Jeffrey Hammonds, and Chad Mottola (125 career MLB at-bats and over 5,000 at-bats at AAA); those five would combine for two All-Star Game appearances (Nevin and Hammonds). The Yankees drafted Jeter, who chose to turn pro, signing for $800,000.

Jeter played four seasons in minor league baseball, then known as the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues (NAPBL). Jeter began the 1992 season with the Gulf Coast Yankees of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, based in Tampa, Florida.

The Yankees promoted Jeter to the Greensboro Hornets of the Class A South Atlantic League (SAL) to give him more at-bats.  He batted .247 in his first 11 games with Greensboro, and struggled defensively, making nine errors in 48 chances. Weighing 156 pounds (71 kg), Jeter had a scrawny appearance that did not match his reputation as the Yankees’ future leader. Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte, who played for the Hornets that season, at first questioned the hype surrounding Jeter, but recognized his talent and poise.

Jeter focused the next offseason on his fielding. Baseball America rated Jeter among the top 100 prospects in baseball before the 1993 season, ranking him 44th. Returning to the Hornets in 1993, his first full season of professional baseball, Jeter hit .295 with five home runs, 71 RBI and 18 stolen bases; SAL managers voted him the “Most Outstanding Major League Prospect” in the league.  He finished second in the SAL in triples (11), third in hits (152), and eleventh in batting average, and was named to the postseason All-Star team. Jeter committed 56 errors, a SAL record.  Despite this, he was voted the SAL’s Best Defensive Shortstop, Most Exciting Player, and Best Infield Arm by Baseball America.

Coming off his strong 1993 season, Baseball America rated Jeter as the 16th-best prospect in baseball. Jeter played for the Tampa Yankees of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League (FSL), the Albany-Colonie Yankees of the Class AA Eastern League, and the Columbus Clippers of the Class AAA International League during the 1994 season, combining to hit .344 with five home runs, 68 RBI, and steal 50 bases across the three levels. He was honored with the Minor League Player of the Year Award by Baseball America, The Sporting News, USA Today, and Topps/NAPBL. He was also named the most valuable player of the FSL.

Considered the fourth-best prospect in baseball by Baseball America heading into the 1995 season,  the Yankees projected Jeter as their starting shortstop. He suffered mild inflammation in his right shoulder in the Arizona Fall League after the conclusion of the 1994 regular season. As a precaution, the Yankees signed Tony Fernández to a two-year contract. With Fernández the starting shortstop, the Yankees assigned Jeter to Class AAA. During the 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike, Gene Michael, the Yankees’ general manager, offered Jeter the opportunity to work out for the MLB team with replacement players in spring training before the 1995 season. Jeter denied receiving the offer, and did not cross the picket line.

Early in the 1995 season, Fernández and infielder Pat Kelly were injured. Consequently, Jeter made his MLB debut on May 29, 1995. Jeter was assigned  2, which had been worn by Mike Gallego from 1992 to 1994, one of only two single-digit numbers available at the time. Batting ninth, he went hitless in five at bats, striking out once. The following day, he recorded his first two major league hits and scored his first two career runs.

Jeter in a grey baseball uniform tags his glove to a baserunner from the opposing team.

 Yankees manager Joe Torre asserted that Jeter would be the starting shortstop for the 1996 season

Rated the sixth-best prospect in baseball by Baseball America heading into the 1996 season, Jeter started on Opening Day, the first Yankee rookie to start as shortstop for the team since Tom Tresh in 1962. He hit his first MLB home run that day. With his speed and ability to execute the hit and run, Jeter served as a complement to leadoff hitter Tim Raines while batting in the ninth spot in the batting order.  Jeter had a successful rookie season, exceeding Torre’s expectations, as he hit for a .314 batting average, with 10 home runs, 104 runs scored, and 78 RBI.  Receiving all 28 first-place votes in the AL Rookie of the Year balloting, Jeter was the fifth unanimous choice for the award in its 50-year history.

The Yankees reached the 1996 postseason, and Torre batted Jeter in the leadoff spot in the lineup due to his strong performance. During Game 1 of the 1996 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the Yankees trailed the Baltimore Orioles 4–3 in the 8th inning when Jeter hit a fly ball to right field that was ruled a home run by the umpires after twelve-year-old fan Jeffrey Maier reached over the wall to catch the ball. Though the ball would have remained in play if not for Maier, and could have been caught by Tony Tarasco, the home run stood as called, tying the game. It marked the first home run of Jeter’s postseason career. The Yankees won the game and defeated the Orioles in five games. Overall, Jeter batted .361 in the 1996 postseason, helping to lead the Yankees offensively with Bernie Williams, as Wade Boggs, Paul O’Neill, and Tino Martinez struggled. The Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves in the 1996 World Series to win their first championship since the 1978 World Series.

Following his Rookie of the Year campaign, Jeter headlined a group considered the “new crop” of shortstops, along with Alex Rodriguez and Nomar Garciaparra, as the careers of older shortstops such as Cal Ripken, Jr., Barry Larkin, Ozzie Smith and Alan Trammell were concluding.  Rodriguez, the first overall selection in the 1993 MLB Draft, first contacted Jeter about his experiences as a high-first round pick. The two became friends to the extent that The New York Times journalist Jack Curry commented “[r]arely have two higher-profile opponents been as close”. Rodriguez described Jeter as being “like my brother”, even though they were on-field adversaries.

Before the 1997 season, Jeter and the Yankees agreed on a $540,000 contract with performance bonuses. Becoming the Yankees’ leadoff batter,  Jeter batted .291, with 10 home runs, 70 RBI, 116 runs, and 190 hits   hit two home runs during the 1997 American League Division Series, the Yankees lost to the Cleveland Indians, three games to two.

Jeter earned $750,000 for the 1998 season. That year, Jeter was selected for his first All-Star Game. In the regular season, he batted .324 with a league-leading 127 runs, 19 home runs, and 84 RBI, for a team that won 114 games during the regular season and is widely considered to be one of the greatest of all time. In the playoffs, Jeter hit only .176 in the 1998 ALDS and ALCS, but batted .353 in the World Series, as the Yankees defeated the San Diego Padres in four games. At season’s end, Jeter finished third in voting for the AL Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award.

1999–2002

 Eligible for salary arbitration for the first time before the 1999 season, the arbitrator awarded Jeter a $5 million salary. Jeter led the AL in hits that season with 219, while finishing second in the league in batting average (.349) and runs scored (134), appearing in his second All-Star game that year.  His season totals in batting average, runs, hits, runs batted in, doubles (37), triples (9), home runs (24), SLG (.552), and OBP (.438) are all personal bests. Jeter, who for part of the year hit third in the batting order, also drove in 102 runs, becoming only the second Yankee shortstop to do so, following Lyn Lary‘s 107 RBI in 1931. In the postseason, Jeter batted .455 in the ALDS, .350 in the ALCS, and .353 in the World Series, as the Yankees defeated the Braves to win another championship, Jeter’s third.

During the 1999–2000 offseason, the Yankees negotiated with Jeter, tentatively agreeing to a seven-year, $118.5 million contract. Steinbrenner did not want to set a record for the largest contract, and delayed a response while Juan González and the Detroit Tigers negotiated on a reported eight-year, $143 million contract extension. When that agreement fell through, so did Jeter’s tentative deal. To avoid arbitration, Jeter and the Yankees agreed to a one-year deal worth $10 million.

Jeter batted a team-best .339 in the 2000 regular season and added 15 home runs, 73 RBI, 119 runs scored, and 22 stolen bases. In the 2000 MLB All-Star Game, he recorded three hits, including a two-run single that gave his team the lead and victory. The performance earned him the All-Star Game MVP Award, the first time a Yankee won the award.  During the postseason, he batted only .211 in the Division Series but rebounded to hit .318 in the Championship Series against the Seattle Mariners, and .409 in the World Series against the New York Mets.  Jeter added two home runs, a triple, and two doubles in the World Series, including a leadoff home run on the first pitch of Game 4 and a triple later in the third inning.  His home run in Game 5 tied the game and extended his World Series hitting streak to 14 games. The Yankees defeated the Mets in five games for their third consecutive title and fourth in Jeter’s first five full seasons.  Jeter won the World Series MVP Award, becoming the only player to win the All-Star Game MVP and World Series MVP Awards in the same season

With one year remaining until he would become eligible for free agency, Jeter signed a ten-year, $189 million contract before the 2001 season to remain with the Yankees. Alex Rodriguez had signed a ten-year, $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers earlier in the offseason, setting the market for Jeter’s negotiations. Jeter became the second-highest-paid athlete across all team sports and auto racing, trailing only Rodriguez. The $18.9 million average annual value of Jeter’s contract was the third-highest in baseball, behind only Rodriguez ($25.2 million) and Manny Ramirez ($20 million).

In 2001, Jeter posted another strong season, batting .311 with 21 home runs, 74 RBI, 110 runs scored, and 27 stolen bases, making his fourth All-Star appearance. Jeter made a notable defensive assist in Game 3 of the 2001 American League Division Series against the Oakland Athletics. With Jeremy Giambi on first base, Oakland right fielder Terrence Long hit a double off Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina into the right-field corner. As Giambi rounded third base and headed for home plate, Yankees right fielder Shane Spencer retrieved the ball and made a wild throw that missed cut-off man Tino Martinez and dribbled down the first-base line. Jeter ran from shortstop to grab the ball and flipped it backhanded to catcher Jorge Posada, rather than throwing it overhand.  Posada tagged Giambi out on the leg just before he crossed home plate, preserving the Yankees’ one-run lead. Facing elimination, the Yankees eventually won the game, as well as the series. The play, known as “The Flip”, was later voted seventh in Baseball Weekly‘s 10 Most Amazing Plays of all time, and won the 2002 Best Play ESPY Award.

The Yankees advanced to the 2001 World Series to face the Arizona Diamondbacks. Game 4 marked the first time that any non-exhibition MLB game had been played in the month of November. In extra innings, Jeter hit a game-winning home run off of Byung-Hyun Kim. The words “Mr. November” flashed on the scoreboard, alluding to former Yankee Reggie Jackson‘s nickname, “Mr. October”.  Despite the home run, Jeter slumped at the plate; he denied injuries were a factor, though a fall into a photographer’s box trying to catch a foul ball may have aggravated an earlier hamstring injury.  Jeter batted .148 in the World Series, as the Yankees lost in seven games.

Jeter batted .297, with 18 home runs, 75 RBI, 124 runs scored, 191 hits, and a career-best 32 stolen bases during the 2002 regular season. He led the majors in stolen base percentage (91.4%), getting caught only three times. He made his fifth All-Star appearance. In the 2002 postseason, the Anaheim Angels defeated the Yankees in the ALDS on their way to winning the World Series.

Steinbrenner named Jeter the captain of the Yankees on June 3, 2003, following eight seasons without a captain after Don Mattingly retired in 1995. That postseason, Jeter batted .314 with two home runs, five RBI and 10 runs scored across 17 playoff games,  including three hits in Game 3 of the 2003 World Series against the Florida Marlins – the only three hits Josh Beckett allowed during the game.  Jeter committed a crucial error in a Game 6 loss, and the Marlins won the series in six games.

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The Yankees acquired Rodriguez from the Texas Rangers during the 2003–04 offseason. Rodriguez had won two Gold Glove Awards at shortstop and was considered the best shortstop in baseball.  Jeter—who had no Gold Gloves at the time—remained the team’s starting shortstop while Rodriguez moved to third base.

Jeter made the All-Star team and finished the season with a .292 average; 23 home runs, the second-most of his career; 78 RBI; 111 runs scored; and a career-best 44 doubles, which broke the Yankee single-season record for doubles by a shortstop, besting Tony Kubek‘s 38 in 1961. He batted .316 with a team-leading four RBI as the Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins in the 2004 ALDS. Jeter struggled in the 2004 ALCS, batting .200 with one extra base hit, as the Yankees lost the series to the Red Sox in seven games, despite winning the first three games.

In the 12th inning of a tied game on July 1, 2004, against their rivals, the Boston Red Sox, Trot Nixon hit a pop fly down the left field line. Jeter ran from his position at shortstop and made an over-the-shoulder catch. He launched himself over the third-base side railing and two rows of seats, receiving a lacerated chin and bruised face. The Yankees went on to win the game in the bottom of the 13th inning. This was voted the Play of the Year in the This Year in Baseball Awards competition, as voted on by fans at MLB.com. Following the 2004 season, Jeter was presented with his first Gold Glove Award; his diving catch on July 1 was cited as a reason for the award. Though Jeter was fourth among shortstops in fielding percentage and errors, two traditional fielding statistics, critics pointed to his lower ratings in the more advanced sabermetric statistics, such as range factor and ultimate zone rating (UZR).

Jeter was second in the AL in runs scored (122) in the 2005 season, and was third in the league in both at bats (654) and hits (202). Though his critics continued to see Jeter as a liability defensively, he won his second consecutive Gold Glove in 2005. Orlando Cabrera of the Angels had a higher fielding percentage and committed fewer errors, but voters noted that Jeter had more assists. Though Jeter batted .333 during the 2005 ALDS, the Yankees lost to the Angels.

 For the 2006 season, the Yankees signed Johnny Damon to play center field and lead off, moving Jeter to the second position in the batting lineup during the 2006 season, Jeter recorded his 2,000th career hit, becoming the eighth Yankee to reach the milestone.  Jeter finished the season second in the AL in both batting average (.343) and runs scored (118), third in hits (214), and fourth in OBP (.417), earning his seventh All-Star selection. Jeter batted .500 with one home run in the 2006 ALDS, including a perfect 5-for-5 performance in Game 1, making him the sixth player to record five hits in one postseason game. The Yankees lost to the Detroit Tigers, three games to one.

Many expected Jeter would win the AL MVP Award for 2006.  In a close vote, Jeter finished second in the voting to Justin Morneau of the Twins.  It was his sixth top-10 finish in the MVP balloting in 11 full seasons through 2006. Though he lost the MVP Award, he won the Hank Aaron Award, given for superior offensive performance.  He also won his third consecutive Gold Glove Award.

During the 2007 season, Jeter was third in the AL with 203 hits, his third consecutive season and sixth overall, with at least 200 hits. He also finished ninth in batting average (.322).  He was selected for his eighth All-Star appearance.  In the field, he was involved in turning a career-high 104 double plays. He struggled during the 2007 ALDS, batting 3-for-17 (.176) with one RBI, as the Indians defeated the Yankees.

Jeter hit his 400th career double on June 27, 2008,  and his 200th home run on July 12. Jeter’s slugging percentage (SLG) dropped to .410 in the 2008 season, his lowest mark since 1997. His offense took an upward turn after May as he hit .322 with a .824 OPS after June 1.  Jeter was elected to his ninth All-Star game as the starting shortstop. He finished the season with a .300 batting average.

Jeter tied Lou Gehrig‘s record for hits at Yankee Stadium (1,269) with a home run off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price on September 14, 2008. On September 16, he broke the record against Chicago White Sox pitcher Gavin Floyd. Following the final game in Yankee Stadium history, Jeter made a speech at the request of the Yankees, thanking the Yankees fans for their support—a moment later voted by fans as the Moment of the Year in MLB.com’s This Year in Baseball Awards:

“From all of us up here, it’s a huge honor to put this uniform on every day and come out here and play. Every member of this organization, past and present, has been calling this place home for 85 years. There’s a lot of tradition, a lot of history and a lot of memories. The great thing about memories is you’re able to pass them along from generation to generation. Although things are going to change next year and we’re going to move across the street, there are a few things with the New York Yankees that never change. That’s pride, tradition and most of all, we have the greatest fans in the world. We’re relying on you to take the memories from this stadium and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium and continue to pass them on from generation to generation. We just want to take this moment to salute you, the greatest fans in the world.”

For the 2009 season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi switched Jeter and Damon in the batting order, with Damon moving to second and Jeter to the leadoff role.  Jeter batted .334, third-best in the AL, with a .406 OBP, 18 home runs, 30 stolen bases in 35 attempts, 107 runs scored, and 212 hits (second in MLB). Defensively, Jeter committed a career-low eight errors, and his .986 fielding percentage was his career best.  The addition of Gold Glove-winning first baseman Mark Teixeira allowed second baseman Robinson Canó to shift his focus to his right, helping Jeter. During the season, the Sporting News named Jeter eighth on their list of the 50 greatest current players in baseball.

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Jeter achieved two career hit milestones in the second half of the 2009 season. On August 16, 2009, against the Seattle Mariners, Jeter doubled down the right-field line for his 2,675th hit as a shortstop, breaking Luis Aparicio‘s previous major league record. Then, Jeter became the all-time hits leader as a member of the Yankees (2,722), passing Lou Gehrig on September 11, 2009. The hit was a single off Baltimore Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman in the third inning.

In the 2009 postseason, Jeter batted .355, including .407 in the 2009 World Series, as he won his fifth World Series championship. He was named Sportsman of the Year for 2009 by Sports Illustrated, and won the Roberto Clemente Award, Hank Aaron Award, and his fourth Gold Glove Award.  Jeter also finished third in the AL MVP voting, behind Minnesota’s Joe Mauer and Yankee teammate Mark Teixeira. It was also the fifth championship for Pettitte, Posada, and Rivera, who along with Jeter were referred to as the “Core Four

In 2010, Jeter, along with Posada and Rivera, became the first trio of teammates in any of the four major league sports in North America (MLB, NFL, NBA, or NHL) to play in at least 16 consecutive seasons on the same team as teammates.  The 2010 season was statistically Jeter’s worst in many respects.  The Yankee captain batted .270 with a .340 OBP and .370 SLG, all career lows, as he hit more ground balls than usual.  Despite this, Jeter was elected to start at shortstop in the All-Star Game.  He rebounded to bat .342 in his last 79 at-bats after making adjustments to his swing with the help of Kevin Long, the Yankees hitting coach, who had successfully helped Nick Swisher and Curtis Granderson make adjustments that improved their production. With Long, Jeter changed the way he strode with his left leg.  Following the season, Jeter won his fifth Gold Glove award. Jeter committed six errors during the season, his lowest total in 15 full seasons.

After the 2010 season, Jeter became a free agent for the first time in his career. At age 36, Jeter reached an agreement with the Yankees on a three-year contract for $51 million with an option for a fourth year.  He spent the offseason working with Long on adjustments to his swing.

Jeter broke Rickey Henderson‘s franchise record for stolen bases when he stole his 327th base against the Mariners on May 28, 2011.  He suffered a calf injury on June 13 that required his fifth stint on the 15-day disabled list, and his first since 2003. At that point, he was batting .260 for the 2011 season with a .649 OPS.  Rehabilitating from his injury in Tampa, Jeter worked on his swing with Denbo, his former minor league manager. With Denbo, Jeter returned to the mechanics he used in his minor league days Following his activation from the disabled list, he hit .326 with an .806 OPS in his last 64 games of the season.  Jeter finished the year with a .297 batting average, 6 home runs, 61 runs batted in, 84 runs, and 16 stolen bases. He credited the turnaround to his work with Denbo;  Long acknowledged that his attempt to adjust Jeter’s swing did not work.

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On July 9, 2011, Jeter recorded his 3,000th career hit, a home run off of David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays. Jeter finished the day with five hits in five at-bats, the second player to have five hits on the day he achieved his 3,000th hit The last of Jeter’s five hits proved to be the game-winning hit. He is the only member of the 3,000 hit club to record all of his hits with the New York Yankees, and the only player to join the club as a Yankee Jeter became the second player to reach 3,000 career hits while still a regular shortstop (the first was Honus Wagner).  Only Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, and Robin Yount were younger than Jeter on the day of their 3,000th hit.  MLB and HBO produced Deter Jeter 3K, a documentary that profiled his path to 3,000 hits and originally aired on July 28, 2011.

Fatigued from the stress of chasing 3,000 career hits and wanting to rest his calf, Jeter opted not to attend the 2011 MLB All-Star Game.  Jeter and Posada played their 1,660th game together on July 14, 2011, breaking the previous franchise record of 1,659 by Gehrig and Tony Lazzeri. Jeter played his 2,402nd game with the Yankees on August 29, 2011, breaking Mickey Mantle‘s record for most games played as a Yankee.  He finished the 2011 season with 162 hits, his 16th consecutive season with 150 hits, which tied him with Pete Rose for the second-most consecutive 150-hit seasons, one behind Hank Aaron for the MLB record. Jeter was honored with the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, given in recognition of charitable endeavors.

Despite continuing concerns about his age, the beginning of the 2012 season saw Jeter on a hot streak: he batted .411 through April 23. Rodriguez commented that Jeter is playing as he did in 1999, while Girardi said Jeter looks like he is 25 years old.  In the 2012 MLB All-Star Game, Jeter recorded his eleventh All-Star hit, passing Mantle for the most All-Star Game hits in Yankees history Jeter went 1-for-2 in the game, moving into fourth all-time with a .458 average among players with a minimum of 12 plate appearances in the All-Star Game.

Jeter finished the 2012 season with the most hits in MLB (216). Against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 14 of that year, he moved into the Top 10 on the all-time hit list, surpassing Willie Mays by beating out an infield single for his 3,284th career hit. After hitting .364 in the 2012 ALDS, Jeter fractured his left ankle during Game 1 of the 2012 ALCS against the Detroit Tigers reaching for a ground ball, an injury which ended his season. Jeter had received a cortisone shot to treat a bone bruise in his left foot in September, which could have contributed to the break. Jeter had surgery on his broken left ankle on October 20, with an expected recovery time of four to five months.

While rehabilitating, Jeter suffered a small crack in the area of his previous ankle fracture. As a result, Jeter began the 2013 season on the disabled list. The Yankees activated Jeter on July 11,  but after playing in one game, Jeter returned to the disabled list with a quadriceps strain. He returned to the Yankees lineup on July 28, hitting a home run on the first pitch off of Matt Moore of Tampa Bay. Jeter was again placed on the 15-day disabled list on August 5 due to a Grade 1 calf strain, and after a brief return to the lineup, he was placed on the 15-day disabled list for a third time on September 11 due to problems with his ankle, ending his season. On September 14, 2013 Jeter was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Jeter batted .190 in only 17 games played during the 2013 season.

Jeter re-signed with the Yankees on a one-year, $12 million contract for the 2014 season. Jeter announced on his Facebook page on February 12, 2014, that the 2014 season would be his last.  During his final season, each opposing team honored Jeter with a gift during his final visit to their city, which has included donations to Jeter’s charity, the Turn 2 Foundation.

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 On July 10, Jeter recorded his 1,000th career multi-hit game, becoming the fourth player to do so.  He was elected to start at shortstop in the 2014 All-Star Game, and batted leadoff for the AL.  Jeter went 2 for 2, scored one run and received two standing ovations in the four innings he played at the 2014 All-Star Game. As a result, Jeter’s .481 career All-Star batting average (13 for 27) ranked him fifth all-time (among players with at least 10 at-bats). At 40, Jeter also became the oldest player to have two or more hits in an All-Star Game. In July, Jeter broke Omar Vizquel‘s MLB career record of 2,609 games started at shortstop, and Gehrig’s franchise career record of 534 doubles. On July 17, Derek scored the 1,900th run of his career becoming the 10th player in MLB history to do so.  Jeter passed Carl Yastrzemski for seventh place on MLB’s all-time career hit list on July 28  and on August 11 he passed Honus Wagner climbing to sixth on the all-time hits list.

The Yankees honored Jeter with a pregame tribute on September 7.  Beginning with that day’s game, the Yankees wore a patch on their hats and uniforms honoring Jeter for the remainder of the season. In the final week of Jeter’s career, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig honored him as the 15th recipient of the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award for being “one of the most accomplished shortstops of all-time”.

During Jeter’s final series at Yankee Stadium, Louisville Slugger announced they would retire their “P72″ model baseball bat, the bat Jeter uses, though it will be sold under the name “DJ2″, in Jeter’s honor. The average ticket price for Jeter’s final home game, on September 25, reached $830 on the secondary market. In his final game at Yankee Stadium, Jeter hit a walk-off single against Orioles pitcher Evan Meek to win the game, 6–5. Jeter decided to play exclusively as the designated hitter in the final series of his career, at Fenway Park in Boston, so that his final memories of playing shortstop would be at Yankee Stadium.  In his final at-bat, he hit an RBI infield single against Clay Buchholz, before being substituted for pinch runner Brian McCann; he received a rare ovation from the Red Sox fans as he exited the field.

Jeter started at shortstop for the United States national baseball team in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. He hit 9-for-20 (.450) and scored five runs in six games. Only teammate Ken Griffey, Jr. (.524) and Cuba’s Yoandy Garlobo (.480) had a higher batting average with a minimum of 20 at-bats.  Jeter’s play earned him recognition as the shortstop selection on the All-Tournament Team.

In the 2009 World Baseball Classic, Jeter again started at shortstop. He was named captain of the United States team by manager Davey Johnson, and he batted 8-for-29 (.276) in eight games.  Jeter and the United States team faced the Yankees at Steinbrenner Field in an exhibition game, the only time Jeter played against the Yankees.

Jeter is considered to be one of the most consistent baseball players of all time.  He has played fewer than 148 games a season only three times in his career: when he dislocated his left shoulder on Opening Day 2003 (119 games), when he injured his calf in 2011 (131 games), and in 2013 when he struggled with a myriad of injuries (17 games). Through the 2010 season, he averaged 194 hits, 118 runs scored and 23 stolen bases per year over the course of 152 games played. He is currently 6th on the all-time hits list in Major League Baseball history  Highly competitive, Jeter once said, “If you’re going to play at all, you’re out to win. I hate to lose.” Seen as one of the best players of his generation, sportswriters believe that Jeter will be inducted on the 1st ballot into the Baseball Hall of Fame following his retirement, and could be a unanimous selection.

“Derek Jeter has always been above the fray. As someone who’s wallowed in it, ‘foot-in-mouthed’ it hundreds of times, said dumb things and backed up dumber ones, it’s refreshing.  He’s shown up, played, and turned in a first-ballot Hall of Fame career in the hardest environment in sports to do all of the above.”

An aggressive hitter, Jeter swings at most pitches in the strike zone, and many near it. Though right-handed hitters often pull the ball into left field, Jeter’s signature inside-out swing, dubbed the “Jeterian Swing”,  results in most of his hits going to center and right field. Similarly, most of his home runs have been hit to right field than to center or to left, as his swing takes advantage of Yankee Stadium’s close right-field fences.

Jeter is also known for his professionalism. In an age where professional athletes often find themselves in personal scandals, Jeter has mostly avoided major controversy in a high profile career in New York City while maintaining a strong work ethic.  Due to his style of play, opponents and teammates hold Jeter in high esteem.  A clubhouse leader, Jeter defuses confrontations between teammates.

Jeter is noted for his postseason performances, and has earned the titles of “Captain Clutch“, and “Mr. November” due to his outstanding postseason play.  He has a career .309 postseason batting average, and a .321 batting average in the World Series. Except for 2008, 2013 and 2014, the Yankees have been to the postseason every year since Jeter joined the team. Jeter holds MLB postseason records for games played (158), plate appearances (734), at-bats (650), hits (200), singles (143), doubles (32), triples (5), runs scored (111), total bases (302) and strikeouts (135). Jeter is also third in home runs (20), fourth in runs batted in (61), fifth in base on balls (66) and sixth stolen bases (18).

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Jeter has won five Gold Glove Awards at shortstop.  He is credited with positioning himself well and for a quick release when he throws the ball.  One of his signature defensive plays is the “jump-throw”, by which he leaps and throws to first base while moving towards third base.

Jeter maintains homes in Marlboro Township, New Jersey; Greenwood Lake, New York and the Davis Islands neighborhood of Tampa, Florida.  Jeter established his residence in Tampa, Florida, in 1994 and that he was still a resident of Florida at the time.

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In December 2002, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner criticized Jeter for staying out until 3 a.m. at a birthday party during the 2002 season, saying that his star shortstop “wasn’t totally focused” and that “it didn’t sit well” with him. The two mocked the incident in a May 2003 VISA commercial, similar to the manner in which Steinbrenner and former Yankees manager Billy Martin made light of their feud in a Miller Lite commercial during the 1970s.

During his injury-shortened 2013 season, Jeter arranged a partnership with Simon & Schuster to form an imprint called Jeter Publishing. He called it “the blueprint for postcareer”. It will begin publishing nonfiction books for adults, children’s picture books, elementary grade fiction, and books for children who are learning to read, and could lead to film and television productions.

On October 1, 2014, Jeter announced the creation of a new webste, ThePlayersTribune.com. Billed as “a new media platform that will present the unfiltered voice of professional athletes, bringing fans closer to the game than ever before” Derek wrote that the site will be revealed on October 2, 2014.

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DEREK JETER

FROM THE MYBOYSAY MLB SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS, “HEY FELLAS”, HE’S THE BEST IN HIS GENERATION, THE BEST YANKEE SHORTSTOP, NO DOUBT, AND A SURE BET NO.1 BALLOT HALL OF FAMER IN 2019!!!!!

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Following the Los Angeles Clippers scandel in May 2014, Steve Ballmer was the highest bidder in an attempt to purchase the NBA Los Angeles Clippers for a reported price of $2 billion, which is the second highest bid for a sports franchise in North American sports history (after the $2.15 billion sale of the Dodgers in 2012). After a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling to sell the team, it was officially announced on August 12, 2014 that Steve Ballmer would become the NBA Los Angeles Clippers owner.

THE MYBOYSAY NATION’S NBA ENTHUSIAST WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE THE NEW OWNER OF THE SAN DIEGO CLIPPERS, STEVE BALLMER, ON HIS ACQUISITION, AND ALSO, DOC RIVERS ON HIS CONTRACT EXTENTION THAT HE RECEIVED TO REMAIN AS THE PRESIDENT OF BASKETBALL OPERATIONS, AND HEAD COACH.

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THE WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS-BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL  WAS PACKED TO THE WALLS OF THE HIGH GRASS, BRUSH, AND TREES, AS THE GREATEST GOLFER OF ALL TIME MADE AN EPIC COMEBACK GAME APPEARANCE TODAY WITH AN ASTOUNDING SCORE OF 68, THAT INCLUDED A FEW BOGEYS. AND WITHOUT THE MISTAKES ON THE FRONT NINE, YOU WOULD HAVE WITNESS A RECORD SETTING DAY FROM THE GREATEST, WITH THE MAN, TIGER WOODS  POSSIBLY SHOOTING A POSSIBLE 59 FOR THE DAY. THE MISTAKES WERE CLEARLY MISMANAGED SHOTS THAT GOT AWAY FROM HIM, SHOTS THAT WON’T GET AWAY DURING THE REMAINDER OF THE TOURNAMENT, WHICH BODES A PROBLEM FOR THE FIELD FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS-BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL.

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THE MYBOYSAY NATION NBA LAKER ENTHUSIASTS WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE THE L.A. LAKERS, AND ALSO, BYRON SCOTT ON THIS FABULOUS REUNION FOR THE FRANCHISE!!!

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THE MYBOYSAY NATION NBA ENTHUSIASTS WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE BOTH THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS AND MR. ANDREW WIGGINS ON THIS FANTASTIC AGREEMENT.

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THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE, CHRIS PAUL IS TALKING BOYCOTT!! IF PAUL BOYCOTTS, THE PLAYERS ON HIS TEAM AND IN THE ENTIRE LEAGUE WILL FOLLOW, OR WILL THE OWNERS PUT THIS STERLING THING TO SLEEP?

TESTIMONY WILL RESUME ON MONDAY CONCERNING THE OWNERSHIP OF THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS GOING FORWARD. THE INTERIM CEO, WALL STREET EXPERT CORPORATE MOGUL “RICHARD PARSONS” TESTIFIED THAT WITH DOC RIVERS APPARENTLY SET TO RESIGN IF THE LEAGUE DOESN’T DISCONTINUE STERLING’S OWNESHIP, THE VALUE OF THE TEAM WILL PLUMMET, AND THE LEAGUE WILL HAVE A MONUMENTAL FINANCIAL SETBACK WITH THE PROPOSED AUCTION AT THE END OF THE DEADLINE THAT IS SET FOR STERLING TO RELINQUISH OWNERSHIP OF THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS. PARSONS ALSO TESTIFIED THAT THE NBA WOULD NEVER GET MORE THAN A BILLION, LET ALONE, THE PRESENT 2 BILLION THAT IS ON THE TABLE, AND OR IN ESCROW,  AT THE PRESENT MOMENT, WHICH SHOULD IGNITE MOVEMENT RATHER QUICKLY IF THE JUDGE DOESN’T RULE IN THE FAVOR OF THE NBA ON MONDAY.

WITH DOC RIVERS IN CHARGE AS THE PRESIDENT OF TOTAL BASKETBALL OPERATIONS, WHICH IS ACTUALLY, PRESIDENT OF THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS, THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS PRESENT SUGGESTED CORPORATE  BUSINESS MODEL IS SET TO PRODUCE EXCELLENT DIVIDENDS FOR THE NBA, FOR THE NEW OWNER, AND FOR THE PRESENT REGION THAT IT CURRENTLY DOES BUSINESS IN. WITH STEVE BALLMER AS THE NEW OWNER, THERE WILL BE NO LIMITS ON WHERE THE PRESENT NBA FRANCHISE COULD REACH, TO INCLUDE AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY.

HELLO MYBOYSAY NBA NATION, TELL THE WORLD HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THE PRESENT STATE OF THE NBA VS STERLING, AS THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS OWNERSHIP CONTINUES IN A WORLD OF PERIL!!!!

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THE NFL IS FLIRTING WITH THE LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA AREA, STATING THAT IT WILL HAVE A TEAM, YES, AN NFL FRANCHISE THERE, AT ALL COSTS!!!!!! WILL THAT INCLUDE FINANCING?

WOW, THE NFL IS WILLING TO FINANCE A STADIUM ON THE WEST COAST? WOW, WHAT WILL BE THE NAME OF THE TEAM? WHO WILL THE NFL HAND PICK TO BE THE CEO OF THEIR CREATION ON THE WEST COAST? WHO WILL BE THE ULTIMATE FRANCHISE OWNERS?

THERE ARE MANY QUESTIONS ON THE TABLE, AND THE NFL WILL HAVE TO HANDLE THIS OPPORTUNITY WITH MUCH CARE?

TO THE MYBOYSAY NATION OF THE NFL, TELL THE WORLD HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THE NFL, AND THESE RUMORS CONCERNING THE FINANCING OF A STADIUM BY THE NFL, AND NOT THE CITY, COUNTY, AND OR , LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

STAY TUNED MYBOYSAY NATION, THERE IS MORE TO COME WITH THIS NFL RUMOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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