Derek Jeter - The Buffalo News

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This began as a story about one baseball play. An examination of the box score expanded the lens to one series. An examination of the series expanded the lens to an entire season. The 1985 Yankees were one of the best teams not to reach the postseason. George Steinbrenner's puppeteering and Billy Martin's volatility multiplied the entertainment. Martin oversaw …


You almost can hear late Yankee Stadium public-address announcer Bob Sheppard proclaiming the man's arrival every Sunday in Orchard Park. Now owning the Buffalo Bills ... the former shortstop ... No. 2 ... Derek Jeter. And there, from the Ralph Wilson Stadium owner's box, the beloved New York Yankees captain would wave to the crowd. Sounds like a fantasy, but maybe the …