Derek Jeter’s New York Yankees history began 20 years ago today after several teams passed on him – NYPOST.com

That was when a roar went through the Yankees’ war room. The day before the draft, in the last moment of doubt, Yankees scouting head Bill Livesey had asked Dick Groch if Jeter would accept that Michigan scholarship to play for former Tigers catcher Bill Freehan. Groch was the scout who had watched Jeter most for the Yanks, been intoxicated by the mix of talent and temperament.

“He’s not going to Michigan,” Groch told Livesey. “He’s going to Cooperstown.”

The next day, 20 years ago today, the road to the Hall of Fame began with five teams bypassing Jeter — a baseball miracle.

Derek Jeter’s New York Yankees history began 20 years ago today after several teams passed on him – NYPOST.com.

Go YANKEES!!!  Have a great week, Joe

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One Response to Derek Jeter’s New York Yankees history began 20 years ago today after several teams passed on him – NYPOST.com

  1. Jconowitch says:

    Thanks for clicking that like button even though you don’t like the Yankees Babe!

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