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Whose career would you rather have: Derek Jeter’s or Mariano Rivera’s?

Sep 27, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

Yankees announcer Michael Kay was on the Dan Patrick Show today and they raised an interesting question: Whose career would you rather have: Derek Jeter‘s or Mariano Rivera‘s?  Secondly: would either make it to the Yankees’ Mt. Rushmore as one of the team’s top four players ever?

Personally, I’d rather have Jeter’s simply because I’d rather be an everyday player. Plus Rivera is happily married which is wonderful for him. But if I’m making wishes about crazy things like being a ballplayer, I’m gonna wish for other stuff I can’t have too, such as any of the women Derek Jeter has been with.

As for Rushmore: I think Jeter should be there, not because he’s necessarily among the four “best” Yankees players, but because he represents and era and I feel like those Rushmore conversations should encompass that. Give me Babe, DiMaggio, Mantle and Jeter.

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  1. framann22 - Sep 28, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Go through lifetime achievements – – at bats, hits, doubles, runs, games played – Hall of fame 1st round no-doubter. Even without his greatest achievement, he’s in: he was a sterling example of how to play the game right – there aren’t so many of those left…

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