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Derek Jeter knows his home runs

Mar 4, 2010, 4:25 PM EST

Derek Jeter was on Mike Francessa’s show this morning and was asked about Yankee stadium:

They said they were going to try to make it – at least with field
conditions – as close to the old stadium as possible and they did a
great job. (Asked if his fly balls had extra carry that turned into
homeruns:) Maybe 1 or 2. I don’t think there were any that I just
popped up and went out.”

That’s checkable!  Going to HitTracker online reveals . . . that Jeter had exactly two home runs that are classified, distance and trajectory-wise, as “just enough” or “lucky.” And only one of them was to the short porch in right.  The other one was a “just enough” because it just barely cleared to straightaway center.

So, credit the Captian: he either reads HitTracker or else he really knows his homers.

  1. YankeesfanLen - Mar 4, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    Oh boy, if it had been three there would be BIG trouble!

  2. Wooden U. Lykteneau - Mar 5, 2010 at 8:03 AM

    Or… that it’s easier to remember because he hits one about once every 10 days or so.

  3. Richie - Mar 5, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    I was really hoping there would be more posts that had that last tag.

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